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At Christie’s, Pablo Picasso’s Les Femmes d’Alger became the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction ($179.4 million) and Alberto Giacometti’s Pointing Man became the costliest sculpture ($141.3 million).
As an art advisor, I travel to various art fairs such as Art Basel Miami Beach throughout the year, and have attended the annual Armory Show in New York many times. My trip last week to The Armory Show and other art fairs did not disappoint! I encountered terrific works of art for my clients, everything from affordable art by young artists, to blue-chip works by leading contemporary artists.
WSJ’s David Keeps reports “Jeff Koons’s multiples, in particular, have become trophies. In 1995, the artist released a signed edition of 2,300 porcelain plates and sold them through Los Angeles’s Museum of Contemporary Art for $250 each. On March 1, Los Angeles Modern Auctions expects to fetch between $10,000 and $15,000 for one.”
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 pulse of the art world is captured at the art fairs that take place in New York City in March every year. The Big Apple buzzes with excitement as throngs of art lovers flock to the art fairs to get a look at art from around the world, and collectors vie to acquire works by leading international artists and hot new talent.
The Armory Show, one of the world’s largest art fairs, is the main attraction, augmented by number of other fairs in NYC the same week, including ADAA The Art Show, Volta NY, and Scope NY.
Check out my photos below of some of the most remarkable artworks at the NY art fairs I attended.
Would you like to see highlights of one of the world’s largest contemporary art fairs?
I am excited to share top picks from my annual pilgrimage in March to New York City for The Armory Show, a massive fair featuring over 210 galleries from 30 countries, plus other art fairs happening in Manhattan during the same time.
It is a weeklong feast of art! Along with The Armory Show, I packed in visits to five other art fairs, including The Art Show of ADAA and Volta NY, attended several special art events and dropped by numerous galleries in NYC.
Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale on November 13th reached the highest total of any auction category in Sotheby’s long history, raking in over $375 million (beating the firm’s previous record of $362 million set at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale in May 2008). World record auction prices were attained for five artists: Hans Hofmann, Arshile Gorky, Robert Motherwell, Wade Guyton and Jackson Pollock, with Pollock’s “Number 4, 1951,” selling for $40.4 million. A seminal large-scale 1954 painting by Mark Rothko was the top lot in the auction at $75.1 million.
The contemporary art world converges in New York City this week for the annual Armory Show and other art fairs around Manhattan. I enjoy attending the New York art fairs each year, and here I am again, in search of engaging artworks for my clients.
The 2012 edition of The Armory Show art fair is scaled down in size from previous years, which I found to be a good thing. More meat, less fat!