Artprice has released its annual report on the Contemporary art market in time for Frieze. This year, the report is helpfully presented as a series of web pages instead of a pdf document. There’s a great deal of interesting metrics in the report that we will try to make into individual posts over the course of the week.
To start, let’s look at Artprice’s Contemporary auction numbers which show the market settling in toward 2011 levels. As you can see with the chart, 2011 was a very good year for the Contemporary art market.
Contemporary Art Market Report 2015-16 (Artprice)