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Learn more about art market research compiled by artnet Analytics. Browse artist and series indices, presentations, top performing artists lists, and more before investing in art.


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  • The Kiss was Beautiful by Tracey Emin

    Artist Index: Tracey Emin

    December 16, 2013

    by Lindsey Lovern and Jonathan Yee

    artnet Analytics takes a look at the market for multimedia artist Tracey Emin.

  • Diego en chemise ecossaise by Alberto Giacometti

    by Lindsey Lovern

    artnet Analytics takes an in-depth look at the record-breaking November 2013 auction season.

  • Christopher Wool Overall Market

    by Lindsey Lovern

    artnet Analytics takes a look at the market for American artist Christopher Wool.

  • Litzlberg am Attersee by Gustav Klimt

    by Katharine Markley

    As New York City auction houses prepare for November sales, auction houses have a lot to live up to following 2012 performance and May sales earlier this year.

  • Wassily Kandinsky vs. S and P 500 and Modern 25

    by Lindsey Lovern and Jonathan Yee

    artnet Analytics takes a look at the market for Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky.

  • Rene Magritte vs. S and P 500, 2003-2013

    Artist Index: René Magritte

    September 27, 2013

    by Lindsey Lovern and Jonathan Yee

    artnet Analytics takes a look at the market for artist René Magritte.

  • Enrique Liberman

    by Katharine Markley

    artnet's Katharine Markley speaks with Enrique Liberman, President of The Art Fund Association.

  • Concetto Spaziale, Le Chiese di Venezia by Lucio Fontana

    by Lindsey Lovern and Jonathan Yee

    artnet Analytics takes an in-depth look at the art market for Lucio Fontana.

  • Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust by Pablo Picasso

    by Katharine Markley

    artnet Analytics takes an in-depth look at the parallels between art funds and hedge funds, and examines the value of transparency and due diligence when it comes to the art market.

  • Dustheads by Jean-Michel Basquiat

    by Katharine Markley

    artnet Analytics takes an in-depth look at first and second quarter performance in 2013.

  • The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living by Damien Hirst

    25 Years of YBAs

    June 19, 2013

    by Katharine Markley

    artnet Analytics takes an in-depth look at the performance of key YBA artists over the past decade.

  • James Turrell vs. S&P 500

    by Lindsey Lovern

    artnet Analytics takes a look at the market for American artist James Turrell.

  • Andy Warhol Index/C50/FTSE/Exhibitions

    by Thomas Galbraith

    Read part four of director of global strategy Thomas Galbraith's TEFAF presentation about top performing artists.

  • Number 19 by Jackson Pollock

    by Katharine Markley

    After the astronomical success of the Contemporary auctions last November, it seemed unlikely for May Contemporary sales to meet the benchmark set six months ago. However, expectations have been redefined. Christie’s Post War and Contemporary sales fetched US$640 million in a single week, setting a new auction record for value sold at auction for any collecting category.

  • Top Female Artists - Top Sales Volume

    by Katharine Markley

    Over the past few years, increasingly high prices and returns at auction have been achieved by female artists, moving many of these artists into the spotlight as “top artists” and away from the confines of the “top female artists” list. Break down the success of female artists using artnet Analytics.

  • Andy Warhol Sell-Through Rate for Top 30% of Lots by Value

    by Thomas Galbraith

    Read part three of director of global strategy Thomas Galbraith’s TEFAF presentation about top performing artists. Learn more about the markets for specific artists, and how these markets can be manipulated.

  • artnet Index Methodology: Repeat Comparables Example

    by Thomas Galbraith

    Read part two of director of global strategy Thomas Galbraith’s TEFAF presentation about top performing artists. Learn more about artnet Analytics methodology.

  • Peter Beard vs. S&P 500 2002-2012

    by Lindsey Lovern and Jonathan Yee

    Peter Beard (American, b.1938) is a photographer best known for his collages, diaries, and photographs of African wildlife.

  • Top 10 Artists by Total Sales Volume in 2002 to 2012

    by Thomas Galbraith

    Read part one of director of global strategy Thomas Galbraith’s TEFAF presentation about top performing artists.

  • South Pacific Ocean Maraenui by Hiroshi Sugimoto

    by Lindsey Lovern and Jonathan Yee

    artnet Analytics compares Hiroshi Sugimoto’s overall market to that of his Seascapes photographs.

  • Brillo Soap Pads by Andy Warhol

    by Lindsey Lovern and Jonathan Yee

    artnet Analytics presents a series index for Andy Warhol's iconic Brillo Box sculptures.

  • Statue of Liberty by Andy Warhol

    by Lindsey Lovern and Jonathan Yee

    artnet Analytics presents the Top 10 American artists of 2012

  • Zhang Xiaogang Bloodlines by Subject

    by Katharine Markley

    In 2003, A big family series from Zhang Xiaogang’s Bloodlines series sold at Christie’s Hong Kong for US$76,000. In 2011, this work sold again for US$7.3 million. How does one work consistently perform so well at auction, and to what can we attribute this success? Break down the success of Bloodlines using artnet Indices.

  • Jean-Michel Basquiat vs S&P 500

    by Lindsey Lovern And Jonathan Yee

    artnet Analytics takes an in-depth look at the art market for Jean-Michel Basquiat.

  • The Art Market in 2012

    February 5, 2013

    by Lindsey Lovern and Jonathan Yee

    2012 saw continued recovery from the contraction of the market in 2009. Using data from the artnet Price Database, artnet Analytics has generated the below information reflecting the state of the market in 2012.

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