Blog Posts tagged with art market

Jean Paul Barbier

Barbier Pre-Columbian Sale - Sotheby's Paris

Posted: October 23, 2013 11:31 Last Updated: | John Buxton

PARIS: The sale is now over in Paris and is it is now obvious that the French Government never had any intention of stopping the sale. Considering that many objects had a pretty solid collection history and considering the fact that many had been in the public sector for at least fifteen years while exhibited in the museum in Barcelona, this position is pretty defensible. Never had a single owner sale with this quality and this collection history been offered at a public sale. So this certainly was a very big target for these countries and those individuals that feel all indigenous art bel...

L'entrée du Chemin Creux by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

Record-Shattering Auction Sales Bode Well For Art Market

Posted: November 29, 2010 13:35 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

“Politicians anxiously trying to find out just how serious the current economic difficulties are might like to take a look at the art market…The numbers can leave no one in doubt about the buyer’s readiness to part with cash.” - Souren Melikian, “What’s in a Name? At Art Auctions, Lots of Money,” The New York Times, Nov. 5th, 2010 At the outset of Sotheby’s 19th Century European Art Sale on November 4th, 2010, the expected sale price of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s The Finding of Moses was set between $3 and $5 million dollars. When the gavel fell nearly eight minutes...

 A Honus Wagner baseball card reportedly sold for $2.8 million in 2007

Buy Americana: U.S. Stocks versus Collectibles

Posted: July 29, 2009 21:15 Last Updated: | Julie Carlson Wildfeuer

The Wall Street Journal published a new study by Birinyi Associates on Tuesday comparing U.S. stocks with other assets over the long haul. The results touted selected collectibles as the biggest winners. Here's how eight asset types ranked in the study: 1. Sports memorabilia, ie., a rare Honus Wagner baseball card has appreciated 9,900% since 1985. (Honus Wagner, known as "The Flying Dutchman" for his great speed and Germanic heritage, played mostly for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1897 to 1917.) 2. Popular postage, ie., the "Inverted Jenny" U.S. postage stamp is up 500% in the las...

The mintwiki promotes Mint Museum exhibitions such as "Bob Trotman, Business as Usual"

Art World Gets Geeky

Posted: July 22, 2009 23:10 Last Updated: | Julie Carlson Wildfeuer

Twitter, Facebook, iPhone apps, blogs, and wikis are fast making their way into how the art world operates. Today, information is expected online instantly. With the art market in a sorry slump, innovative new technology is playing a role in attracting the attention of clients and visitors during a time when consumer spending is down. (Most Americans saw their net worth decline more than 11% in the July-September quarter last year, according to the Federal Reserve.) Volatile economic times have given rise to a fierce competitiveness among museums, auction houses, auction websites, and ...

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