PARIS, October 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Artprice and the FIAC are pleased to announce the distribution of their latest report on the Contemporary Art Market 2009/2010. This report will be freely available to the press and visitors to the FIAC at the Grand Palais and the Cour Carree du Louvre from 21 to 24 October 2010 (while stocks last).
According to Thierry Ehrmann, Artprice's founder and chairman, this 37th edition of the FIAC is opening under good auspices, with the AMCI (Artprice's Art Market confidence Index) three points higher than at the opening of the last FIAC in 2009.
This fourth edition of our Contemporary Art Market report is an essential document for all amateur and professional buyers or collectors of Contemporary art wishing to stay abreast of the key developments in the market. The report contains market trends for more than 72 countries and analyses top-selling individual artists' resistance to the deflated speculative bubble... How has the contemporary art market evolved through a period of doubt and uncertainty ... and where is the market heading tomorrow?
One thing is certain: this crisis cannot be compared to that of the early 1990s. Of course, compared to 2006/2008, million-plus auction sales have become scarce, but the contemporary art market is today more dynamic than ever and is showing a rare degree of maturity that many regulated markets would envy.
This year, the report analyses the Contemporary art market per artistic medium. Indeed, although the utility of a per-medium ranking may not be immediately apparent, this approach has the advantage of clearly revealing which media are the most sought-after and which are still having difficulties imposing themselves on the market.
The report also presents the world's 500 top-selling current artists (i.e. born since 1945) and has a Galleries' viewpoint section as well as a Collectors viewpoint section. There is a special chapter dedicated to the design market with a particular focus on the strong rise in value of sculptural and decorative furniture and on the recent evolution of the design market, whose physiology increasingly resembles that of the Contemporary art market.
Download this multilingual report ( English/French/German/Spanish/Italian/Chinese) online for free (PDF) : http://web.artprice.com/AMI/ami.aspx?l=en SUMMARY: THE LATEST TRENDS Top-end meltdown The classics of Contemporary Art Contemporary art at Christie's and Sotheby's The trials and tribulations of Phillip's de Pury & Company Current art seeks a higher profile Looking East THE ARTS AND THEIR MEDIA GALLERY'S INSIGHT COLLECTORS' INSIGHT THE DESIGN MARKET THE 500 BEST RATED CURRENT ARTISTS Source: http://www.artprice.com (c)1987-2010 Thierry Ehrmann Discover the universe and future of Artprice: http://web.artprice.com/video/
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