Getting a Read on Art Indices

  • September 07, 2014 15:42

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Picasso's Le Sauvetage sold for $31.5 million, double the price achieved for it a decade ago, at Sotheby's on May 7, 2014.
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An increase in online-only auctions, which generally do not publish price results, along with private sales at auctions houses and sales through galleries and dealers--which make up 53% of the global art market, according to TEFAF's annual report---obscure the market results for many artists.

Forbes' Kathryn Tully shows how different art indices slice and dice the data with an overview of Mei Moses, Artnet, and Artprice.

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