Artprice's Overview of the Global Market in H1 2015 - USA Recovers Top Position from China

Aug 03, 2015, 06:36 ET from

PARIS, August 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Born from an alliance between Artprice, the world leader in Art Market information founded and directed by thierry Ehrmann and its powerful Chinese institutional partner Artron and AMMA, the  Global Art Market Report (first semester of 2015), at last provides a perfect reading of the art market from both a Western and an Eastern perspective.

USA recovers top position from China 

West posts +9% growth 

London: world's second largest marketplace  

Global auction turnover: US$7.6 billion (-5%) 

Major auction houses become highly selective and prices of Market's favourites rocket 

The (18 pages) Report comprises:

Global turnover

Strong growth in the West

The United States recovers first place from China

Contraction of the Chinese Art Market

The United Kingdom on China's heels

More and more buyers... and sellers

USA Leadership

A extraordinary sale... for four reasons

The United Kingdom


Sotheby's beats Christie's on its home ground...


A growth slowdown in China



Lagging behind...

The French market lifted by Chinese artists

Transformation of the Market

Focus on Drouot


This growth has been driven by access to reliable art market information, the dematerialization of art sales (both Internet-related phenomena, with 93% of the art market's players connected) the "financialization" of the market, a colossal increase in the art-consuming population (from roughly half a million in 1945 to around 70 million in 2015), and an expansion of the market to Asia, the Pacific Rim, India, South Africa, the Middle East and South America.

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