Major players in the primary and secondary market

Despite their existence since 2014, after Beeple’s $69 million dollar sale in February 2021, NFTs became a permissible force in the contemporary art market, compelling galleries and auction houses to seriously consider allocating time and resources to this new and exciting, yet…

In light of the Newark Museum of Art’s decision to sell a handful of historically significant artworks from its collection at Sotheby’s American Art sale next week, we decided to revisit the contentious conversation surrounding museum deaccessions and the cultural price that the community pays when these works enter the…

Artists to Watch, Six Months Later

In November 2020, Arthena reported on six artists and their emerging markets. Now, six months later, we are revisiting these artists, taking a look at their new achievements, breakthroughs, and market performances.

Highlighted in our Fall Auction Update, Emily Mae Smith’s Centurion XX (2015) sold for $107,000 with the buyer’s premium, over three times it’s high estimate

Matthew Wong

Matthew Wong, the self taught Canadian painter who passed away at the…

Spring 2019, 2020, 2021: Christie’s, Phillips & Sotheby’s

René Magritte, (1898–1967). La grande marée. gouache on paper, 16 1/8 x 23 3/8 in. Executed in 1946.

Artnet News declared the golden age of guarantees over in late 2019, following downward trends of hammer prices for third party and house backed guarantees in 2017 and through 2018. While the aftermath of the pandemic and subsequent cancellations and postponements of…

“I must cancel the emptiness of the canvas like an opening gambit in a game of chess”.

— Francoise Gilot

Françoise Gilot (1921–Present), Le Tribut De Minos, oil on canvas, 9 x 32 1/2 in, Executed in 1962. Most recently sold at Sotheby’s in 2017.

Françoise Gilot (French, b. 1921) was born in Paris and studied art, philosophy, literature, and law before rebelling against her strict parents by quitting law school and dedicating her life…

In a 1998 New York Times article, entitled “An Uncertain Market for Video Art,” John G. Hanhardt, then a newly appointed media curator for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, remarked that “many of the best young artists are working in video, but for some collectors it’s still a challenge. This…

Madelaine D'Angelo

Founder & CEO of Arthena. YCW17

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