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Artprice: the 2011/2012 Contemporary Art Market Report is Now Online!

PARIS, October 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

According to Thierry Ehrmann, the CEO and founder of Artprice, the global contemporary art market achieves its 3rd best performance, in spite of the current global economic crisis. The museum industry, which is booming on all continents, has made it possible for Contemporary Art to resist.

Each year in October, Artprice publishes an overview of the global Contemporary art market. This 140-page report, translated into 5 languages, presents recent key events and trends, and uses the auction results recorded between July 2011 and June 2012 for artists born after 1945 as its backbone. The study contains macro- and micro-economic analyses that provide the keys to understanding the evolution of the Contemporary art auction market. It dissects the major market trends analysed throughout the year by Artprice's ArtMarketInsight news agency and our econometrics department.

To complete this objective survey of the art market, Artprice also offers its acclaimed rankings such as the Artprice top 500 Contemporary artists by auction turnover.

Download it now on Artprice for free:



How well did Contemporary art sell this year?
Relative global market shares : Asia/Europe/USA
Competition between Beijing and Hong Kong
Europe offers both quantity and quality
Top 10 auction results in Europe
France: a counter-productive market


The year's records: stepping up by the millions
China: a crowded elite
New records in painting: Top 3
The Basquiat myth
Glenn Brown, art about art...
Christopher Wool revolutionises abstract painting
New records in photography
Jeff Wall: genealogy of a record
Polemical works promoted as emblems
New records in sculpture & installation
Cady Noland: €4.2m for Oozewald
Antony Gormley: new top price for Angel of the North at £3.4m
Peter Norton's records on 8 and 9 November 2011
Wim Delvoye & Jan Fabre, two Flemish artists in the spotlight




UK: Beyond Banksymania... who else is out there?
A boom for Brazilian urban art?
United States: always on the money
France holds out while Australia comes to life

TOP 500 Artprice 2011/2012


The Alchemy between the Abode of Chaos, The Server Group and Artprice

A PDF version of the Artprice Contemporary Art Market Report is downloadable from in French and English. The German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese versions will be available several days later. (c)1987-2012 thierry Ehrmann

Artprice is the global leader in databank on Artprices and indices with more than 27 million indices and auction results covering more than 500,000 artists. Artprice Images® offers unlimited access to the largest Art Market resource in the world, a library of 108 million images or engravings of artworks from 1700 to the present day along with comments by Artprice's art historians. Artprice permanently enriches its databanks with information from 4,500 international auction houses and auctioneers and publishes a constant flow of art market trends for the main news agencies and 6,300 international written media. For its 1.71 million members (member log in), Artprice posts standardized adverts in what is today the world's leading Standardised Marketplace® for buying and selling works of art by private contract or at auctions -regulated by French law alinéas 2 et 3 de l'article L 321.3 du code du commerce- (source Artprice).

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