Urs Fischer: Artist Market Report – March 2019

  • Analyst: James Cocksey
  • Pages: 16
  • Access: Analyst Pro

This is the inaugural ArtTactic report on the market for Urs Fischer (Swiss, b. 1973). The report analysis takes a forensic look at different aspects of his market, including experts’ market confidence, exhibition and institutional analysis, as well as an in-depth look at every aspect of his auction market, broken down into specific series of works that underpins his career.

Selected Report Findings:

Short-term market confidence jumps 38%, but some uncertainty around the longer-term prospect of the market: Last year, Urs Fisher’s short-term confidence ranking jumped 38% in the first 9 months of the year, from 58 in January to 79 in September, signalling a positive consensus among experts about the short-term future of this market. A total of 37% of the experts surveyed believe the Fisher market will sustain its high importance in the long-term (up from 19% January 2018), with 53% saying they believe it to be of medium importance.

Urs Fischer’s auction market fails to gain momentum in 2018: Fischer’s total auction sales came in at $1 million in 2018, significantly lower than the $3.9 million reached in 2017. Auction sales have been fluctuating in recent years and also dropped from $5.9 million in 2015 to only $1.7 million in 2016, however, 2018 saw the lowest total auction sales value for the artist since 2009.

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The report contains the following elements: 
Urs Fischer Market Background and Timeline.
Exhibition Analysis 1995-2019.
Urs Fischer Art Market Confidence Analysis.
Total Sales, Average Prices and Hammer-Ratio analysis. 2007-2018.
Analysis by segments including; Breakdown by Year of Creation and Medium.
Artwork Analyses: Detailed analysis of Sculpture sector.
Price Segmentation and Top 10 Price Analyses.



Short-term market confidence for Fischer jumps 38%, but some uncertainty around the longer-term prospect of the market remain