Having focused my last few posts on the issues surrounding the questionable practices of some art auction houses, I thought it important to let people know how they can avoid becoming a victim of dirty art auction tricks and tactics. The only real way to avoid becoming a victim of the art auction houses is to ask questions and to know which questions to ask. Below is a list of questions, and the reasoning behind each question, that will ensure that you know exactly where you stand.
The first major retrospective held in North America of work by Dutch born French artist Kees Van Dongen (1877-1968) was held at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Dissecting Christie’s Feb 09 Art Auction Pt. 2 – artmarketblog.com A few weeks ago I posted the first half of the results from the Christie’s February 2009 Impressionist and Modern Art auction along with information relating to whether each lot had been sold at auction previously and if it had, when it was sold and [...]
Evaluating Art Auction Results Pt. 4 – artmarketblog.com 2. Percentage of lots sold by value continued In part three of this series I looked at the first of two different methods of calculating the percentage of lots sold by value. The first method that I looked at which is calculated by using the following formula: [...]
Evaluating Art Auction Results Pt. 3 – artmarketblog.com 2. Percentage of lots sold by value In part 2 of this series of posts on the real value of the statistics that are used to determine the success of a sale, I conducted an in depth analysis of the percentage of lots sold by number statistic. [...]
The YSL Art Collection Sale – artmarketblog.com For at least six months, the sale of the Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent collection has been the focus of much media attention, described as the “sale of the century”. At a time when The Art Market Confidence Index (AMCI) is firmly in the red, the means [...]
Evaluating Art Auction Results Pt. 2 – artmarketblog.com In Evaluating Art Auction Results Pt. 1 (see here) I began to take an in depth look at how people interpret auction results and exactly what it is that determines whether an art auction has been a success or not. Continuing on from that post I want [...]