To what extent is Art unaffordable ? Far less than what one would expect, judging by the very high number of works that are auctioned off at very sensible prices.
This week, Artprice examined the artists whose works have been exhibited at major museums or who have won prestigious prizes and how their pieces remain available to a vast majority of collectors.
The record hammer price for a piece by Jacques Grinberg (1941-2011). A retrospective of his work opens on 9 June 2016 at the MAM in Paris. A total 6 paintings and one drawing sold at auction over the past two years at very affordable prices.
The hammer price for the only work by Céleste Boursier-Mougenot (b. 1961) that ever went for auction. The artiste represented France at the 2015 Venice Biennale.
The average hammer price for a photograph by Valérie Belin (b. 1964), who was awarded the Prix Pictet in 2015. Her photos have regularly been sold at auction over the past 10 years, yielding from US$2,000 to US$20,000.
The median price for Fine Art pieces at auction in 2015. Half of the works that go under the hammer sell for less than US$5,800 even works by Pablo Picasso.
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