Fontana by Numbers in Christie’s Magazine Fall 2012
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From Statista’s China page, http://www.statista.com/markets/19/topic/203/china/:
Few people can pinpoint the moment when an artist becomes iconic in the way of Pablo Picasso or Andy Warhol, but right now the art world is trying to anoint Mr. Richter. Last year, his works sold at auction for a total of $200 million, according to auction tracker Artnet—more than any other living artist and topping last year’s auction totals for Claude Monet, Alberto Giacometti and Mark Rothko combined.
A 60 Minutes report on the contemporary art scene which aired April 1
“Even if contemporary art seems alien or odd to you, consider this: the market for this art has outperformed the Standard & Poor’s list of 500 common stocks since 2003. Morley Safer is back on the art beat, attending the most important contemporary art fair in the world: Art Basel Miami Beach. It’s a matter of taste whether the paintings, sculpture, and what-nots are good art, but as a good investment, art is indisputably hotter than ever. In fact, elite art buyers – many from Russia and China — are so ravenous that the contemporary art market raked in over $5 billion in auction sales last year.” (via)