Results of the Year by Artprice
Sales ghosts art reached a new record high - $ 12050000000 in 2013, announced the French resource Artprice.
This firm said yesterday, 12. 02. In 2014 , adding that the art market against the previous 2012 by 13%, the market rebounded after falling in 2012 and leadership as a buyer saves China , the fourth consecutive year , by the way .
That's $ 4.078 billion in sales.
Followed by the U.S. , which accounted for $ 4.016 billion in sales.
" On these two powers , these accounted for two thirds of the art market ," - said General Director Thierry Ehrmann Artprice /Thierry Ehrmann.
Next - Britain , her third position , but far behind the leaders - $ 2.11 billion in sales.
France in that year was fourth with $ 549 million sales and then Germany and Switzerland.
Growth of the art market is still going through a small number of sales of works of popular authors , sold at high prices.
" Half of the revenue in 2013 was based on only 100 artists and 25,000 lots, - says Artprice.
New world record for the most expensive piece of art for the auction was reached in November, when a triptych by British artist Francis Bacon's " Three Studies for a portrait by Lucian Freud " was sold for $ 142.4 million at Christie's in New York.
New York is still the epicenter sales top level , accounting for 39 of the top 50 auctions last year.
With $ 3.55 billion in sales Christie's clear rival Sotheby's ($ 3,10 billion ) from the top position.
Thierry Ehrmann said it expects 2014 another record year for the art market , securing their place in it as " truly safe haven » for investors.