Art Market : The Week in Numbers (Henry Moore – data Artprice)

the week in numbers

henry moore portrait WPStarting 9 February, the Gagosian gallery’s London Davies Street address will host an exhibition devoted to one of English modernism’s leading figures – sculptor and designer Henry Moore. His Reclining figures can be seen throughout the Western world in such emblematic places as near the Palace of Westminster or in front of the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. Henry Moore was a prolific artist and his works range from imposing sculptures to high-quality lithographs.

Artprice reviews his works at public auctions.

£17 million

The best-ever bid for a work by Henry Moore, garnered by Reclining figure : Festival (1951), a 2.44 meter-long bronze statue, auctioned off on 7 February 2012 by Christie’s London. A collector won it for £19 million (including buyer’s premium), against a pre-sale estimate of £3,5 million – £5,5 million.


The USA’s and UK’s combined market shares for Henry Moore’s works’ sales volume at auctions over the last ten years. New York is the best place to buy one of his quality works, London being the second best.


The number of prints by Henry Moore that were put up for auction in 2014, with prices ranging from £100 to£35,000.

£17 million

The 2014 auction proceeds for artworks by Henry Moore. This figure wins him 77th position in the best performing artists of 2014 on the second market, down from 2012, when he ranked 18th with £50 million in auction proceeds.

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