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Italian Artists Auction Market 2015 – 2021

  • Analyst: Lindsay Dewar
  • Pages: 10
  • Access: Analyst

Italian Post-War and Contemporary art auctions see a 58.8% increase in sales in 2021:

After a tough year in 2020, Italian Modern, Post-War and Contemporary artists at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips saw a 58.8% rise in sales in 2021, with a rise in the number of lots coming up for auction increasing by 20%. This market has not yet returned to pre-pandemic levels – sales are down 43% from 2019.

About this report:

This report presents an in-depth comparative analysis of Italian artists at auction in Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips from 2015 to 2021. The analysis also provides analytical tools looking at annual trends in this period.


Who is it for?

This report is popular among dealers, auction houses and collectors, who want to get an in-depth understanding of auction trends in the Italian modern and contemporary art market and follow the performance of the three top auction houses last year.

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Analytical tools:
Comparable Performance: Italian sales performance comparison between Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips in New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris and Milan including: Total sales, Lots sold, Average Prices and Auction Indicators.
Top Artists Analysis: Section looking at the top 50 artists sold across all sales channels.
Top Prices: Ranking by the highest prices achieved and by top price-to-estimate performance.
Italian Sales Location Analysis: Italian art sold at auction across all five locations with breakdown, analysis and top prices.