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Artprice’s 2018 Annual Art Market Report: record number of global Fine Art auction transactions since 1945 and greater buyer selectivity…

2019/03/12 Commentaires fermés

Fruit of the alliance between Artprice, world leader in Art Market information (founded and directed by thierry Ehrmann), and Artron, its powerful Chinese institutional partner (directed by Wan Jie), our 21st Annual Art Market Report* allows a truly balanced perspective of the global market that covers both the West and the East.

thierry Ehrmann: “By pooling their resources, the two entities can analyse the global Art Market in unprecedented detail, highlighting the intense competition driving the market’s global growth and its overall impact. No other organisation is currently capable of producing such high quality macro- and micro-economic metadata generated by Big Data and AI algorithms”.

WAN Jie - Artron / thierry Ehrmann - Artprice

WAN Jie – Artron / thierry Ehrmann – Artprice

The report includes Artprice’s now famous ranking of the world’s 500 most powerful artists, the Top-100 auction results of the year, information regarding our Artprice100® index now used in trading rooms, analyses by country and by capital, analyses by creative periods and by artistic media… and a selection of Artprice market indices.

Its 18 key chapters provide an uncompromising and unprecedented analysis of today’s global Art Market. The Report can be downloaded in pdf format, free of charge, at Artprice.com.

This 21st Annual Report* on the Global Art Market is distributed exclusively worldwide by Artprice and Cision, who have together set up the world’s first press agency dedicated to Art Market news and information – Artpress agency® – an area in which Artprice is world leader.

See Cision’s press release to the NYSE https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/artprice-and-cision-enter-distribution-partnership-300770437.html?=prn )

For 120 years Cision (PR Newswire) has been building a global news and information dissemination platform. Today that platform is used by more than 100,000 major clients in the financial sphere and it reaches approximately 1.8 billion people. With its database of 1.6 million journalists and media across 5 continents, Cision is the world’s leading provider of software for the management of public & press relations and the identification of influencers and key media.

Read our 21st Annual Report* on the Global Art Market for free at:

https://www.artprice.com/artprice-reports/the-art-market-in-2018

*Public sales of Fine Art: painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, prints, installations. Period analysed: 1 January 2018 – 31 December 2018

The Art Market enters a new era on the back of excellent growth

General synopsis

Global Fine Art auction turnover reached $15.48 billion over the twelve months of 2018

538,000 artworks changed hands at auction in 2018: an absolute record since 1945

Global turnover was up +4%, for a third consecutive year of expansion

David Hockney became the world’s most valued living artist (with a result of $79.77 million)

Jenny Saville became the world’s most valued living female artist ($12.49 million)

The unsold rate remained stable at 36% in the West

In China, the unsold rate dropped significantly by 14 points

The Artprice100© index of blue-chip artists showed a +4.3% progression

Soft Power

The US (up +18%) and the United Kingdom (up +12%) drove Western growth

The US was again the world’s leading market with $5.8 billion (37.9% of global turnover)

China is in second place with $4.5 billion

France was 4th with 4.5% of global turnover ($694 million), down 10% vs. 2017

Christie’s remained the world’s leading Fine Art auction operator, with $5 billion, ahead of Sotheby’s with $3.9 billion

In China, Poly Auction ($654 million) outperformed China Guardian ($606 million)

Phillips ranked 4th in the global ranking of Fine Art auction operators with $653 million

Christie’s (up +13%), Sotheby’s (up +16%) and Phillips (up +39%) all posted progressions

In Europe, the German auctioneer Dorotheum posted $79 million and the French company Artcurial posted $76 million

Trends

· Modern Art dominates the high-end market with 8 of the Top-10 results

· 159 European artists ranked in the Top 500, versus 153 Asian and 93 North American

· Abstract art reached new heights with Malevich, Zao Wou-Ki, Soulages, Motherwell, etc.

· African American Art in the spotlight with Kerry James Marshall (# 67) and N.A. Crosby (# 426)

· Female artists in vogue with records for Joan Mitchell, Cecily Brown, Jenny Saville, etc.

Financial returns

· Repeat sales* generated an average annual return ranging from +6.2% to +8.2%

· Works bought from $200,000 to $1 million generate the highest annual return: + 8.2%

*The same work bought at auction and resold at auction during 2018

Artprice100© “The Wolves of Wall Street at the gates of the Art Market

The Artprice100® index shows an increase of +380% since 2000

Or an annual average return of +8.6%

Eight artists changes in our Artprice100® index between fiscal year 2017 and 2018

In 2000, only 1 Chinese artist (Zhang Daqian) qualified for inclusion in our Artprice100® index compared with 16 in 2017

An efficient, liquid and transparent Art Market, similar to a financial market.

In a world where many Western countries now post quarterly economic growth rates well below 1%, the Art Market has once again confirmed its efficiency, liquidity and transparency… just like a financial market.

In 2000, the global Art Market posted a global auction turnover of $3.2 billion. In 2018, the figure was $15.48 billion, up 380% versus 2000.

The strength of the Art Market is related to its unparalleled level of selectivity over the past twelve years, very much in line with Artprice’s dictum “Buy the right work, from the right period, with a good story, by the right artist, at the right time.

The formula is simple but exceptionally efficient and explains the Western market’s almost “perfect” unsold rate of 36%.

Let’s not forget that the unsold rate has acted as a key benchmark for 120 years, indicating whether the market is in speculative mode (unsold rate under 20%) or in free fall (above 60%). According to the famous Art Market sociologist, Raymonde Moulin, 36% is the right balance.

A spectacular increase in transactions with 538,000 works sold in 2018, an absolute record since 1945, despite the relative torpidity of the global economy.

Driven by a healthy combination of investment logic, speculative buying, passionate collecting and insatiable demand for major signatures to ‘populate’ the world’s new museums, the global Art Market posted a dynamic level of activity in 2018 with 538,000 transactions, the highest annual figure since 1945, despite the relative stagnation of the global economy.

2018’s global auction turnover total was very impressive with an overall figure of $15.48 billion.

The drivers of this growth are ease of access to Art Market information, electronic sales (98% of the market’s participants are connected to the Internet), the financialization of the market, a growing population of ever-younger art consumers (from 500,000 in the 1950’s to 120 million in 2018) and the extension of the market to the entire Asia/Pacific area plus India, South Africa, the Middle East and South America.

A global economic reality in the 21st century, the museum industry® is driving the Art Market.

The growth of the museum industry is also playing a crucial role. With more than 700 new museums opening every year, the museum industry has become a global economic reality in the 21st Century. More museums opened between 2000 and 2014 than in the previous two centuries.

This demand for museum-quality works is one of the key factors in the spectacular growth of the Art Market which is now a mature and liquid market offering returns of 8% per year on works purchased over $200,000.

In 2018, 26.2% of our Top 500 global artists are Chinese, illustrating the power of China vis-à-vis the United States which only account for 17.4% of the Top 500 artists.

Similarly, in 2018 Chinese artists accounted for 26.2% of the artists in our Top 500 ranking illustrating China’s strength vis-à-vis the United States, which account for just 17.4%. Apart from American and Chinese artists, Europeans account for 45.4% of the Top 500 artists and other nationalities account for 11%, including Africans (1.2%), Latin Americans (1.6%) and Asians from outside China (6.6%).

In view of these macro and micro-economic data, the Art Market has successfully functioned for 19 years as a safe haven against economic and financial crises, with consistent and recurring returns.

The Artprice100® index (an all-periods global index for Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Art) shows a +380% increase since 2000.

In a context where central banks, particularly the ECB, are implementing close to zero or negative interest rates, the Art Market has enjoyed insolent health with our new Artprice100® index showing a progression of +380% since 2000. These returns are not limited to big name artists.

Our analyses show that the average annual return on artworks purchased above the $20,000 threshold is around +5.5%.

Of the world’s 6,300 auction houses, 98% are today present on the Internet (versus just 3% in 2005).

The Internet (Microsoft estimates over 5.3 billion people are connected worldwide) has now become the principal and definitive forum for auction operators worldwide and they are using it to consolidate their market shares on all continents.

The Art Market is fully dematerializing with Blockchain, but also with 5G becoming reality in 2019.

The Art Market will be impacted by Blockchain, a technology that Artprice has already adopted. However, before that reality becomes generalised, 5G (latest generation of cellular mobile communications) represents a major technical revolution via its universal connectivity, and particularly via the connection of objects and machines, which Artprice and its partner Artron are experimenting in Beijing.

In fact, the 5G that is being implemented this year in the US and in Europe has existed for two years in China. The powerful alliance between Artprice and Artron has enabled beta testing of a multitude of key art market services and industrial processes that were unimaginable under 4G.

The Art Market is an efficient, historic and global market with a capacity to withstand economic and geopolitical crises that is now beyond any doubt. Over the last 18 years, it has outperformed the world’s principal investment markets by a considerable margin.

Copyright ©2019 thierry Ehrmann – www.artprice.com

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About Artprice:

Artprice is listed on the Eurolist by Euronext Paris, SRD long only and Euroclear: 7478 – Bloomberg: PRC – Reuters: ARTF.

Founded by thierry Ehrmann (see Who’s who certified Biography ) (c) https://imgpublic.artprice.com/img/wp/sites/11/2019/03/2019-bio-whoswho-thierry-ehrmann.pdf).

Dicover Artprice in video: https://www.artprice.com/video

Artprice is the global leader in art price and art index databanks. It has over 30 million indices and auction results covering more than 700,000 artists. Artprice Images® gives unlimited access to the largest Art Market resource in the world: a library of 126 million images or prints of artworks from the year 1700 to the present day, along with comments by Artprice’s art historians.

Artprice permanently enriches its databanks with information from 6,300 auctioneers and it publishes a constant flow of art market trends for the world’s principal news agencies and approximately 7,200 international press publications.

For its 4,500,000 members, Artprice gives access to the world’s leading Standardised Marketplace for buying and selling art. Artprice is preparing its blockchain for the Art Market. It is BPI-labelled (scientific national French label) Artprice’s Global Art Market Annual Report for 2018 published last March 2019: https://www.artprice.com/artprice-reports/the-art-market-in-2018

Artprice is associated with Artron Group the Chinese leader in the Art Market, its solid institutional partner.

About the Artron Group:

“Artron Art Group (Artron), a comprehensive cultural industrial group founded in 1993 by Wan jie, is committed to inheriting, enhancing and spreading art value. Based on abundant art data, Artron provides art industry and art fans with professional service and experience of quality products by integrated application of IT, advanced digital science and innovative crafts and materials.

Having produced more than 60,000 books and auction catalogues, Artron is the world’s largest art book printer with a total print volume of 300 million a year. It has more than 3 million professional members in the arts sector and an average of 15 million daily visits, making it the world’s leading art website.”

Artron’s Web: www.Artron.net

Artprice’s Contemporary Art Market Annual Report for 2017 – free access at:

Artprice’s press releases:

http://serveur.serveur.com/Press_Release/pressreleaseen.htm

https://twitter.com/artpricedotcom

Artmarket News:

https://twitter.com/artpricedotcom & https://twitter.com/artmarketdotcom

https://www.facebook.com/artpricedotcom 3.8 million subscribers

http://artmarketinsight.wordpress.com/

Discover the Alchemy and the universe of Artprice http://web.artprice.com/video, which headquarters are the famous Museum of Contemporary Art, the Abode of Chaos: https://issuu.com/demeureduchaos/docs/demeureduchaos-abodeofchaos-opus-ix-1999-2013

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The Contemporary Art Museum The Abode of Chaos

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Art markets’ visibility: the alliance between Artprice, Artron and Cision

2019/01/11 Commentaires fermés

An obsolescent hegemony and the birth of competition.

By Aude de Kerros.

At the beginning of 2019, the international art market is experiencing an evolution that will likely have a profound impact on the existing global art market system. The event underlying this structural change is an unexpected and unprecedented strategic business alliance between three companies based on the creation and operation of databanks. Two are specialized in the field of art – both with an online sales capacity – and a third (Cision) selects information from the international press and feeds that information to the press and media directly concerned.

The alliance comes at the end of a decade that has seen a technological revolution in communication and a profound change in geopolitical power relations. Moreover, a clivage has emerged between a very high-end mainstream art market with global visibility, the ‘contemporary-international’ art market, and a whole series of ‘local’ markets that present an art considered ‘non-innovative’ that falls outside the sophisticated and intellectualised ‘art world’. It is in this context that a new partnership has been negotiated between Artprice, Artron and Cision.

– The creation of this game-changing triumvirate was triggered by the listed French art info company Artprice, founded and steered by a larger-than-life and non-conformist personality dedicated to the principle of maintaining his liberty and independence. Thierry Ehrmann is the creator of the most comprehensive databank on the global art market, an exhaustive databank that covers both ‘global financial art’ and ‘local non-sophisticated’ arts. The inclusion of the latter field is a mission that the French state has distinctly eschewed (at its own national level), since its archiving work only covers ‘state-recognised’ conceptual/contemporary artists.

Artron is a Chinese institutionnal company founded in 1993 that aims to promote art and creation in China, providing all of the requisite tools to foster a thriving art sector in a country where the auction market was almost non-existent under the communist regime. It has also built up a comprehensive database that includes all currents of Chinese art.

– Cision is a press observer and distributor, headquartered in Chicago, providing tailored relationships with global media outlets to the world’s influencers and communication strategists.

CARTELS AND MONOPOLIES BEWARE!

Thierry Ehrmann is a Robin Hood character with a strong allergy to monopolies and intermediaries which he hounds relentlessly. Over the years he has turned this allergy into a positive mission to release the art world from its economic and intellectual predators. By analysing the data collected in the Artprice databanks he realised that the high-end global art market, referenced in New York, has a hegemonic visibility around the entire globe; a supply market, without real roots and without any real competition. He also realised that the ‘real’ market, a demand driven market, is infinitely larger, but under-developed due to a lack of visibility.

By contrast, the hegemonic market thrives through a highly interconnected international network, sharing common interests, holding fairs, auctions, exhibitions in museums and international galleries. Its business model combines two levels: a market that closely resembles a pure financial market, secured by collectors operating within a closed circuit, and a mass market occupied by derivative arty objects produced industrially in limited series in all prices and formats (from gallery replicas to keyrings and t-shirts). This latter market effectively translates the original works – which often fetch massive sums at auctions – into ‘promotional icons’.

Together (i.e. the high-end plus its low-end sister), this market owes its legitimacy to its profitability and its various different utilities: simultaneously a ‘social’ and a business platform, generating urban events, tourist attractions, fuelling the museum industry etc. The Global Financial Art system, which provides incomes for a lot of people, also benefits from donations (tax-free of course) from patrons, companies, institutions, as well as subsidies from certain states.

For Thierry Ehrmann, this market is built around a cluster of arcane agreements, in its own image

His databanks of objective information give him prime access to the market’s key information and the analytical firepower behind an inspired strategy. He was the first to note that China had become the world’s leading art market as early as 2009, ahead of America. This fact has attracted little comment, with the media pretending it is insignificant. Thierry Ehrmann quickly understood the impossibility of claiming ownership to a planetary databank that did not include data from the Chinese market, which is difficult to access because of the language obstacle and the Internet barrier. This reality inspired Ehrmann to create links with the Chinese agency Artron and, subsequently, to form an official alliance with Artron in September 2018.

As Artprice has already done for the other countries, it is working towards making its art market data accessible to the entire planet. Apart from anything else, this mission involves the translation and documentation of the spellings of proper names that change from one language to another. To make this possible, Artprice needed a unique and exceptional authorization to cross the frontier of the Chinese Internet. The resulting fluidity of information has generated an online commerce of artworks, via WeChat1, across national borders, a platform that the Chinese are familiar with, especially for luxury purchases.

In 2017 Artprice had already anticipated a massive proliferation in the flow of information and a massive expansion of the art market’s clientele by making its data available to the smartphones (much of it free of charge) of anyone interested in art. This evolution is at the very core of a strategy designed to turn the art market into a demand driven online market, without the intervention of intermediaries.

However for a real revolution to take place, raw information is not enough; it also requires analytical tools. This is the need to which Artprice has crucially responded, creating numerous equally accessible indices that allow an understanding of the art market from a variety of different angles.

Understanding the art market is no longer reserved for specialists and experts. In short, it has been demystified.

The last hurdle to jump is that of the existing monopoly on visibility: to do this Ehrmann and his teams have decided to feed global data from the art market to all journalists and media around the world. This new project was initiated by a deal signed on 26 December 2018 between Artprice and the 120-year press mogul Cision to create the world’s first press agency dedicated to the art market: Art Press Agency. The ‘Access-to-Information’ revolution that this deal represents is shaking the foundations of the existing system: the various different art markets, be they supply or demand, global or local, are now all in competition.

FROM A HEGEMONIC ‘GLOBAL’ ART MARKET TO A ‘PLURALISTIC’ ART MARKET COMPETING ON EQUAL TERMS

And so… Artprice’s initiatives, along with Artron and Cision, are founded on the perception and acknowledgement of the ‘real’ global market, one that it is hidden behind today’s highly visible ‘global-financial’ market. Indeed, the Chinese, who currently spend the most on art, make no discrimination between the various artistic currents. They consume ultra high-end art, well above the million-dollar threshold, including conceptual art validated in New York, as well as art created by artists with purely aesthetic concerns in the long tradition of art history (particularly their own). Indeed, the Chinese market is today far more geopolitically representative of the true diversity of art in the world than the New York marketplace.

The ‘global-financial’ art that has established itself as the reference since the collapse of the Soviet Union has lost its power to provoke and surprise, despite its astronomical prices. The idea of ‘global culture and art’ as a historical fatality has been questioned by many countries for a decade. Global Kitsch art now looks like the last metamorphosis of a 20th century utopia that imagined the art of the future as being homogeneous and the same for everyone on the whole planet.

This utopic vision, which appears to have emerged alongside the proclamation of ‘socialist, international and communist realist art’, nowadays appears to be confronted with the latest incarnation of ‘global, international and financial conceptual art’… two sides of the same coin that reduces the world to an economic materialism supposed to explain everything.

(1) Artprice is one of the only Western companies to own a WeChat site (WeChat is reserved for companies operating under Chinese law) that reaches more than 1.8 billion Chinese Internet users worldwide.

See article (French only) on contrepoints.org: https://www.contrepoints.org/2019/01/10/334255-__trashed-5

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About Artprice:

Artprice is listed on the Eurolist by Euronext Paris, SRD long only and Euroclear: 7478 – Bloomberg: PRC – Reuters: ARTF.

Founded by thierry Ehrmann (see Who’s who certified Biography ) (c) https://imgpublic.artprice.com/img/wp/sites/11/2018/10/bio-2019-whos-who-thierry-ehrmann.pdf ).

Dicover Artprice in video: https://www.artprice.com/video

Artprice is the global leader in art price and art index databanks. It has over 30 million indices and auction results covering more than 700,000 artists. Artprice Images® gives unlimited access to the largest Art Market resource in the world: a library of 126 million images or prints of artworks from the year 1700 to the present day, along with comments by Artprice’s art historians.

Artprice permanently enriches its databanks with information from 6,300 auctioneers and it publishes a constant flow of art market trends for the world’s principal news agencies and approximately 7,200 international press publications. For its 4,500,000 members, Artprice gives access to the world’s leading Standardised Marketplace for buying and selling art. Artprice is preparing its blockchain for the Art Market. It is BPI-labelled (scientific national French label) Artprice’s Global Art Market Annual Report for 2017 published last March 2018: https://www.artprice.com/artprice-reports/the-art-market-in-2017

Artprice is associated with Artron Group the Chinese leader in the Art Market, its solid institutional partner.

About the Artron Group:

“Artron Art Group (Artron), a comprehensive cultural industrial group founded in 1993 by Wan jie, is committed to inheriting, enhancing and spreading art value. Based on abundant art data, Artron provides art industry and art fans with professional service and experience of quality products by integrated application of IT, advanced digital science and innovative crafts and materials. Having produced more than 60,000 books and auction catalogues, Artron is the world’s largest art book printer with a total print volume of 300 million a year. It has more than 3 million professional members in the arts sector and an average of 15 million daily visits, making it the world’s leading art website.”

Artron’s Web: www.Artron.net

Artprice’s Contemporary Art Market Annual Report for 2017 – free access at: https://www.artprice.com/artprice-reports/the-contemporary-art-market-report-2017

Artprice’s press releases:

http://serveur.serveur.com/Press_Release/pressreleaseen.htm

https://twitter.com/artpricedotcom

Artmarket News:

https://twitter.com/artpricedotcom & https://twitter.com/artmarketdotcom

https://www.facebook.com/artpricedotcom 3.4 million subscribers

http://artmarketinsight.wordpress.com/

Discover the Alchemy and the universe of Artprice http://web.artprice.com/video, which headquarters are the famous Museum of Contemporary Art, the Abode of Chaos:

http://goo.gl/zJssd

https://vimeo.com/124643720

The Contemporary Art Museum The Abode of Chaos

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Visibilité des marchés de l’Art : l’alliance ARTPRICE-ARTRON-CISION via CONTREPOINTS.ORG

2019/01/10 Commentaires fermés

Visibilité des marchés de l’Art : l’alliance ARTPRICE-ARTRON–CISION via CONTREPOINTS.ORG

Histoire de l’obsolescence d’une hégémonie et naissance d’une concurrence.

Par Aude de Kerros.

En ce début de 2019 le marché international de l’art connaît un événement susceptible de modifier en profondeur le système en place. Il s’agit d’une alliance commerciale et stratégique inattendue. Elle a été passée entre trois entreprises fondées sur la création et mise à profit de banques de données. Deux sont spécialisées dans le domaine de l’art, ayant aussi une capacité de vente en ligne — et une troisième répertorie les données de la presse internationale et met en relation les besoins de toute communication avec les médias qui correspondent.

Cette alliance intervient au terme d’une décennie ayant connu une révolution technologique de la communication et un changement des rapports de force géopolitiques. Une rivalité est apparue entre les tenants d’un très haut marché de l’Art mainstream, visible mondialement, seul labélisé « contemporain- international » — et des marchés qualifiés de « locaux », vendant un art dit « identitaire – non novateur ». C’est dans ce contexte que survient un partenariat, inédit entre Artprice – Artron – Cision.

Artprice, à l’origine de cette aventure, est une entreprise privée française, menée par un personnage hors système et hors normes dont le principal mobile est sa liberté. Thierry Ehrmann est le créateur de la banque de données la plus complète du marché de l’Art mondial. Elle est exhaustive, incluant à la fois le global art financier et les arts non conformes… ce que l’État français n’a pas fait, à son échelle nationale, puisque son travail d’archivage ne retient que les « officiels conceptuels ».

Artron est une institution de l’État chinois qui depuis 1996 a pour but de promouvoir art et création en Chine, en créant tous les outils nécessaires à l’existence d’un marché non existant sous le régime communiste, dont une banque de données exhaustive, n’écartant aucun courant de l’Art chinois.

Cision est un Argus de la presse, dont le quartier général est à Chicago, fournissant aux stratèges de l’influence et la communication un service de mise en relation adaptée, avec les médias du monde entier.

UN CHASSEUR D’ENTENTES ET DE MONOPOLES

Thierry Ehrmann est un Robin des bois qui n’aime pas les monopoles et les intermédiaires et leur fait la chasse. Il se nourrit de la bête et libère ainsi « vertueusement » le monde de l’Art de ses prédateurs. En déchiffrant les données de sa banque, il a constaté que le haut marché de l’art global, référencé à New-York, seul visible mondialement, est un marché de l’offre, hors sol, sans concurrence. Il a perçu également que le marché réel, qui est un marché de la demande, est infiniment plus vaste, mais sous-développé pour cause d’invisibilité.

À l’inverse, le marché hégémonique vit d’un réseau international, fortement interconnecté, partageant des intérêts communs, tenant foires, ventes aux enchères, expositions dans musées et galeries internationales. Son modèle économique associe une fonction de marché financier, sécurisé par des collectionneurs opérant en vase clos et un marché de masse commercialisant des objets dérivés arty, sériels, industriels, faisant de l’œuvre à 50 millions de dollars le produit d’appel décliné à tous les prix et formats, de la réplique pour galerie au porte-clefs et t-shirts.

Ce marché doit sa légitimité à sa rentabilité et à ses utilités : plateforme mondaine et d’affaires, occasion d’animation urbaine, touristique et muséale. Ainsi, l’Art Global Financier gagne sa vie en bénéficiant par ailleurs des dons, qui ont l’avantage d’être défiscalisés, de mécènes, sociétés, institutions, et des subventions de certains États. La CIA, qui y joua sa partie, est pour l’heure, missionnée ailleurs.

Pour Thierry Ehrmann, c’est un consortium conjugué d’ententes, à sa mesure.

Les données de sa banque lui donnent la primeur de l’information et les moyens d’analyse propres à lui inspirer une stratégie. Ainsi, il est le premier à constater que la Chine est passée en tête du marché de l’art dès 2009, devant l’Amérique. Le fait est peu commenté, les médias font comme si cela n’entraîne aucune conséquence. Thierry Ehrmann comprend qu’il est impensable d’avoir une banque de données à prétention planétaire sans y introduire les données chinoises, difficiles d’accès en raison de l’obstacle de la langue et du mur que constitue « Intranet » isolant la Chine de toute communication numérique avec le reste du monde. C’est ce qui motive fortement son rapprochement avec l’Agence chinoise Artron et son alliance officielle avec elle en septembre 2018.

Comme Artprice l’a déjà fait pour tous les autres pays, il s’emploie à rendre ses données accessibles au monde entier, en traduisant et en documentant notamment toutes les orthographes des noms propres qui changent d’une langue à l’autre. Pour que ce soit possible, il a fallu bénéficier d’une autorisation unique et exceptionnelle, accordée à Artprice, de franchir le mur de l’Intranet chinois. La fluidité de l’information ainsi obtenue a pour conséquence la naissance d’un commerce en ligne d’œuvres d’art, grâce à WeChat (1), par-dessus les frontières, ce dont les Chinois sont familiers notamment pour les achats de luxe.

Artprice, en 2017, avait déjà anticipé cette démultiplication de la circulation de l’information et l’élargissement de la clientèle du marché de l’art, en rendant accessibles ses données, pour partie gratuitement, à tous les amateurs sur leur smartphone, ce qui facilite un marché de la demande, en ligne, sans le filtre des intermédiaires.

Mais pour une véritable révolution, l’information brute ne suffit pas, il faut aussi des instruments d’analyse. C’est la nécessité à la quelle Artprice répond, créant plusieurs indices, également accessibles, pour décrire ce marché sous ses divers angles.

Il n’est plus nécessaire d’être expert pour déchiffrer le marché et donc le démystifier.

Reste un dernier obstacle à surmonter pour casser le monopole actuel de la visibilité : mettre en rapport les données vraiment mondiales du marché de l’art et la totalité des journalistes et médias du monde entier. C’est chose faite le 26 décembre 2018, par l’accord signé entre Artprice et Cision pour créer la première agence de presse mondiale dédiée au Marché de l’Art : Art Press Agency. Cette Révolution de l’accessibilité à l’information bouleverse le contexte : les divers marchés de l’art, qu’ils soient de l’offre où de la demande, du global ou du local, sont désormais en concurrence.

DE L’ART GLOBAL HÉGÉMONIQUE AUX ARTS PLURIELS EN CONCURRENCE

Ainsi une autre réalité du marché planétaire apparaît, et l’on constate qu’il ne ressemble pas au marché global-financier, seul visible actuellement. En effet, les Chinois, qui aujourd’hui achètent le plus, ne font aucune discrimination entre les divers courants artistiques. Ils ont porté sur le très haut marché, bien au-dessus du million de dollars, à la fois l’art conceptuel validé à New York et les artistes qu’ils aiment pratiquant un art esthétique dans la suite de l’art. La Chine se trouve être de fait plus représentative géopolitiquement de la vraie diversité de l’art dans le monde que la place de New York.

L’art global-financier qui s’est installé comme référence après l’effondrement soviétique a perdu de son pouvoir provocateur et stupéfiant, malgré ses cotes oniriques. L’idée de « culture et d’art global » comme fatalité historique est remise en question par beaucoup de pays depuis une décennie. L’art global kitsch apparaît soudain comme le dernier avatar d’une vieille utopie du XXe siècle qui voyait l’art du futur comme étant homogène et unique sur toute la planète.

Cette utopie, née avec la proclamation de « l’Art réaliste socialiste, international et communiste », meurt avec le « l’art conceptuel global, international et financier », deux faces de la même pièce de monnaie qui réduit le monde à un matérialisme économique, sensé tout expliquer.

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