02Sep/20

What Is Contemporary Art?

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When a gallery sells a bit of art, the artist normally gets about half the selling price. Related to evaluating an artist’s vary of selling costs is the truth that you wish to worth your artwork in accordance with what other art SELLS for, not what it is OFFERED for. In other words, if it is priced $8000, but it sells for $5000, price nearer to $5000 than $8000.

On 10 May 1999, a significant canvas entitledRideau, cruchon et compotier (1893 /1894) grew to become the world’s costliest still-life ever sold at public sale (Sotheby’s, New York). Having belonged to Ambroise Vollard, Paul Rosenberg and Albert Barnes, amongst others, the work fetched a historic document of $60 million. Since then, none of Cézanne’s work have reached that threshold, primarily as a result of only a few of his high quality works arrive on the secondary market. On the other hand, … Read More