Fascinating New Infographic on Art & the Art Market
Tags: Auctions, Christie's, Modern Art, Picasso, Social Media, Sotheby's
A new infographic put together by Jean Abbiateci breaks down art and the art market in an animated, easy-to-navigate bubble chart.
Relying on data from Art Price, Mutual Art and Art Value, the graphic demonstrates the complexities of the recent art market (2008 – 2011) in a seemingly effortless manner.
Users can sort through the data based on:
- Year of purchase
- Whether the artist was male or female
- Whether the artist is dead or alive
- Top sellers
- Top auction houses
- Size of the artwork
- Date created (this century and of all time)
It demonstrates that modern art has dramatically outdone all other centuries in the past 5 years; that only two women (Louise Bourgeoise and Natalia Goncharova) can compete on the market; and that the biggest contenders are dead.
It also lists the 8 best-selling artists and their works: Picasso, Warhol, Giacometti, Richter, Bacon, Matisse and Monet.
This graphic provides a lucid understanding of an industry that tends to remain concealed in the shadows and should be explored by industry and non-industry individuals alike.
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