Nov 20, 2023
Sotheby's Remarkable Week: Diverse Artworks Achieve $1.2 Billion in Unprecedented Auction Success
Sotheby's auction this week became a remarkable event, with a total of 729 objects participating, generating a total turnover of $1.2 billion. Among them, works such as Picasso's portrait, Basquiat's self-portrait, Monet's landscape, and Jenny Saville's nude portrait stood out, with a 34% increase in total auction sales compared to last year. This marks Sotheby's first billion-dollar week since May 2022 and the third-highest total in the auction house's 279-year history.
Oct 27, 2023
Sotheby's Assists Recent Museum Acquisitions: The Pros and Cons
Sotheby's recent collaboration with museums in acquiring precious artworks and artifacts has sparked intense debate. On the one hand, it enriches museum collections, offering a wider cultural experience to the public and valuable resources for researchers and students. On the other hand, concerns arise about potential market price inflation and the allocation of resources. Balancing cultural preservation and market dynamics is a complex challenge, leaving us with much to ponder.
Oct 26, 2023
London's Frieze Week at Christie's Auctions: Balancing Opportunities and Challenges, Market Volatility, and Cautious Buyers
London's Frieze Week at Christie's auctions showcased the complexity and variability of the contemporary art market. Buyers, sellers, and auction houses must stay attuned to market dynamics and adapt to the ever-changing environment. As geopolitical events and economic factors continue to influence the art market, navigating these uncertainties remains a significant challenge for all market participants.
Sept 11, 2023
A Celebration of Classic Cars and Collector Passion -Sotheby's
Some classic cars, especially rare and historically significant models, can be regarded as collectibles, with their value potentially increasing over time. They are seen as an investment because their worth may rise in the future, especially when there is high demand in the collector's market.
Aug 30, 2023
Driving Forces Behind the Surging Luxury Goods Market Amidst Global Economic Downturn - Sotheby's
Despite the global economic downturn, the rise in the luxury goods market can be attributed to their role as a safe haven asset, uniqueness and rarity, emerging market demand, and the appeal of auction events. These factors collectively contribute to the investment value of luxury items.
Jun 28, 2023
Unleashing the Power of the Asian Market: Christie's 2023 Auctions in Hong Kong Set New Records and Spotlight Asian Art's Growing Potential
We can observe a strong growth momentum in the Asian auction market in 2023, with significant interest from investors in Chinese art and record-breaking sales achieved at the auctions. Although the geographical distribution of buyers is not explicitly mentioned, it can be inferred that the main buyers of Asian art likely include customers from the Asian region. The Asian auction market has shown a strong market demand for Asian art, and a new generation of young buyers is also participating.
Jun 15, 2023
Top International Auction House's Spring Auction Sees Increased Buyer Interest from Mainland China and Southeast Asia, but Overall Sales Remain Subdued
The recent Christie's spring auctions in Hong Kong attracted more buyers from mainland China and Southeast Asia, particularly in the modern and contemporary art category. However, overall sales were relatively subdued, possibly due to market uncertainty and a preference for retaining assets.
May 21, 2023
Sotheby's NY Contemporary Art Sales Attract Asian Museums and Collectors with Major Acquisitions
This is the latest transaction record from Sotheby's titled 'Museums and Collectors in Asia Make Major Acquisitions at The New York Sales.' This series of auctions has attracted significant participation from Asian museums and collectors. It sends a strong signal, highlighting the importance and influence of the Asian market in the realm of contemporary art. Asian collectors have been presented with a rare opportunity to compete for rare artworks in the New York market. Their active participation and substantial investments have further fueled the prosperity and development of the global art market, while providing valuable collecting directions and reference data for other collectors.
May 20, 2023
Contemporary Art Transaction Records and Trends in New York 2023 Provided by Christie's
This is the latest update from Christie's on contemporary art in New York titled 'Top collections drive 20th and 21st Century series to $922,194,466,' which has set remarkable transaction records. This series of auctions featured numerous top-tier collections, providing valuable directions and reference data for collectors.
Apr 27, 2023
Diamond Trade Expected to Start Slow in 2023 Amidst Potential Volatility
The diamond trade is predicted to have an eventful 2023, but may experience a slow start similar to the end of last year. Activity is expected to pick up in the second half of the year. However, external factors such as geopolitical and macroeconomic developments could influence the market and cause further adjustments. Despite this potential volatility, the industry can draw on past crises to navigate these changes, even if other changes are being implemented gradually.
Mar 1, 2023
The First Breakthrough Auction Record Of 2023
This is the first breakthrough auction record for Christie's in 2023, from "Christie's First 20/21 Evening Sale Series In 2023" for your reference. In addition, OGP's professional journalists and collectibles experts provide you with "Analysis of Global Collectibles Market Trends and Considerations for 2023", an analysis of the data from two of the top international auction houses" in the OGP's Stories.
Jan 3, 2023
Review of the Modern and Contemporary Art in Asia for 2022 - Sotheby's
The combined sales of Sotheby's Modern and Contemporary Art in Asia in 2022 exceeded HK$3.1 billion. It must be acknowledged that the commercial expansion of the Asian market is an absolute necessity for the major auction houses' art collections.
Jan 2, 2023
Review of the New York contemporary art market for 2022 - Sotheby's
In contrast to the Asian market, collectors are more likely to purchase Picasso, Monet, and Paul Cézanne. However, contemporary pioneers might be preferred by North American collectors. It also goes without saying that New York is unquestionably the hub of the global contemporary art market.
Dec 24, 2022
Leading Auction House Sales Statistics for 2022 - Sotheby's
The highlights of Sotheby's 2022 include some of these, with annual global sales of $8 billion. There was a delightful surprise as well —— The age of collectors was declining, with a record number of bids from collectors under 40, and over 40% of the nearly 50% of luxury purchases were made by wealthy young Asians.
Dec 23, 2022
Leading Auction House Sales Statistics for 2022 - Christie's
View some of the statistics that contributed to this year's extraordinary events in "Christie's 2022: The story behind epic auctions, record sales, and unforgettable masterpieces." They'll aid in your familiarisation with the auction market.
Dec 22, 2022
Leading Auction House Sales Statistics for 2022 - Phillips
Established and well-known auction houses Christie's, Sotheby's, and Phillips have consistently held the top three spots. The statistics of the top three companies are still very telling, despite the fact that Chinese auction houses have been setting world-class auction price records as Asia's economy has expanded quickly in recent years.
May 21, 2022
Getting Market Trends for the Back Half of the 2022 Market - Sotheby's
Nearly 700 works of art from six auctions are featured in Sotheby's "A Billion-Dollar Week by the Numbers," which can give you more details about the collecting industry. For instance, upcoming trends in art collecting, or to help you identify the kind of collection that piques your interest.
Dec 17, 2021
Leading Auction House Sales Statistics for 2021 - Christie's
There are still many exceptional lots selling for astronomical prices. Old masters continue to be consistent, NFT stands out, as do Hermes handbags and expensive champagnes. The Asian market, however, continued to perform briskly despite the epidemic.