Check out the list Top 100 Living Artists, ranked by total secondary market sales from January 1, 2011 through April 30, 2014.
German artist Gerhard Richter holds the number one spot in this list, with 740 lots of his art works selling for a total of over $760 million, followed by Zeng Fanzhi (Chinese), Jeff Koons (American), Fan Zeng (Chinese) and Christopher Wool (American). Chinese artists occupy five of the top ten highest art auction records by sales volume.
The numbers were crunched by the folks at artnet. Feel free to call Perkey Fine Art Advisor for more analysis of today’s art market.