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Published10th October 2016
No. Pages7
ResearchersPeter Gerdman,
Report TypeArtist Report

Auction Analysis: Italian Sales in London – Oct 2016

Italian Sales in London down 50% from 12 months ago

The Italian sales (evening) during London’s Frieze week raised a total of £34,830,800 (excluding buyer’s premium), just below the low end of the pre-sales estimate range of £37,648,800 to £53,120,200. The sales total between Sotheby’s and Christie’s came in 49.8% lower than October 2015 and 39.2% lower than October 2014. This brought the sales levels back to October 2013, and signals a slowdown in the Italian auction market in line with what we have experienced in the overall US and European Post- War and Contemporary art market since November 2015.


Report Content:
Comparative Performance (Christie’s and Sotheby’s)
Total sales vs estimate (2005 – 2016)
Average prices 2005 – 2016
Top 10 Auction Prices
Auction Heatmap (visual representation of the auction rhythm)
Top 25 ‘All Time’ Italian Auction Records
Alberto Burri Market Focus
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Italian auction sales in London down 50% from 12 months ago