YOSHITOMO NARA (Japanese, B. 1959)
Life is Only One!
acrylic on wood,194 x 410 x 7 cm. (76.3 x 161.4 x 2.8 in.),Painted in 2007
Copyright line: © Yoshitomo Nara
© Christie’s Images Limited 2013
LOT No.87 Andrew Wyeth, Rocky Hill, 1977, watercolor and drybrush on paper 76.2×54.6cm Estimate：$1,800,000 - $2,400,000
The sale "American Art" will be held at Christie's NY on May 23rd and the works of Andrew Wyethe will be sold there. One of his works "Rocky Hill" was painted in 1977 by Andrew. The estimate of it is from $1,800,000 - $2,400,000. Andrew Wyeth is also popular in Japan, and recently his exhibition has benn held.
According to Artnet and Bloomberg, the total sales of Andy Warhol at auctions last year marked over 380 million USD. Picasso got the 2nd place. Andy Warhol’s total sales so far exceeds 2.9 billionUSD already.
The 3rd place was Richter, the 4th place was Zhang Daqian.
Artprice announced a study of art market in 2012 on March 8th. This is the first report that Artprice and Art Market Monitor of Artron (AMMA) worked together since they announced their official partnership in February. This report was divided into two parts in order to provide a culturally fair report meeting demands of those who is interested in world art market. The first part describes analysis of western art market by Artprice, and the last half is about analysis of Chinese art market by AMMA. The report is in French, English and Chinese.