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  Communiqué de la société ARTPRICE du 15/10/2013

  15/10/2013 - 16:25

Artprice: the 2012/2013 Contemporary Art Market Report is now online

thierry Ehrmann, the CEO and founder of Artprice: is pleased to present its seventh exclusive report on the contemporary art market.

Over one billion Euros in twelve months...

For the first time in the market's history, the sale of contemporary works at auction has crossed the billion mark. Which particular names are shoring up the high end market today? What is the impact of speculation? Who are the best-performing artists in the long term? Which emerging artists are waiting in the wings? What are the specific features of the contemporary art market in Europe, China, the United States and Qatar? What changes are under way, and what are the possible risks?

With this analysis of contemporary art auction sales between July 2012 and June 2013, takes stock of the situation and gives you the crucial keys for understanding it.

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 2012 and June 2013 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:




Contemporary art posts its first billion
United States: the Basquiat trump card
China: openness and regulation
Hong Kong
The market opens up in mainland China
France: the international stakes at issue
The market leaders: physical deployments
The high-end market: over €500,000
A soaring high-end market
Globalisation and new players
Doha: a world art capital
Affordable art

Contemporary classics
Jean-Michel Basquiat: a name to reckon with
Zeng Fanzhi: China's highest rating artist this year
Mark Grotjahn & Peter Doig: high prices confirmed
Andreas Gursky: a photographic career
Emerging artists
The new “Made in USA” generation
The specific character of the Chinese market


The pleasures of collecting
Karl Pernull (Austria)
David Brolliet (Switzerland)
Jeff Leatham (United States)
Bernard Magrez (France)


The pleasures of being a gallery owner
Eric Dereumaux – Director of the RX Gallery (Paris)
Romain Degoul – Director of the Paris-Beijing Gallery
(Paris, Brussels, Beijing)
Amy, Director at Amy Li Gallery (Beijing)
Pearl Lam, Director at Pearl Lam Gallery
 (Beijing, Hong Kong)

Top 500 Contemporary Artists (2012/2013)



A PDF version of the Artprice Contemporary Art Market Report is downloadable from in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese versions . (c)1987-2013 thierry Ehrmann

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