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Fine Art

Fine Art

Fine art, a traditionally opaque and fragmented market, is now more transparent and democratic than ever before. As fine art sales soar, buyers and sellers are also becoming more familiar and comfortable with art sales' slow but steady digital migration.

The Global Fine Art Market

And the global fine art market is undoubtedly growing. According to the recent Art Basel and UBS Art Market Report, it reached a total of over $64 billion in 2019. Art auctioneers and sellers in the US, China, and Europe were the major players in these fine art sales, and postwar and contemporary art drove a large portion of the market.

Record Breaking Art Auction Prices

Recent record-breaking prices for works by artists like Claude Monet, Jeff Koons, and Andy Warhol have bolstered the fine art market as a whole. But works by lesser known artists continue to drive the market as well, with more than 90% of fine art at auction selling for less than $50,000.

At the high end, postwar, contemporary, and modern art continue to dominate the art market today. Among budding collectors, works on paper by European and American artists of the 1950s and '60s have become increasingly popular, including drawings, paintings, and prints by the Abstract Expressionists and Pop Artists of the era.

Learn more from the Invaluable Guide to Buying Fine Art.

Recommended Items at Auction

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Harrison (J. C.) Mallards Taking Off, original watercolour & gouache with pencil.
Jun 17, 10:00 AM EDT
Harrison (J. C.) Mallards Taking Off, original watercolour & gouache with pencil.
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: ¥600- ¥800
¥19,50029 Bids
Digby (R. David, b.1936) Red Kite, 600 x 475 mm, c.1988; Green Satyr – Head Studies
Jun 17, 10:00 AM EDT
Digby (R. David, b.1936) Red Kite, 600 x 475 mm, c.1988; Green Satyr – Head Studies
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: ¥400- ¥600
¥33,00028 Bids
D’Silva (Carl, d. 2015) Lesser Florican, original oil on board, signed & dated lower right, framed, 650 x 890 mm, 1989.
Jun 17, 10:00 AM EDT
D’Silva (Carl, d. 2015) Lesser Florican, original oil on board, signed & dated lower right, framed, 650 x 890 mm, 1989.
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: ¥200- ¥300
¥5,70025 Bids
Teniers, David II - Oil Painting - Handsigned - Original price € 2405
Dec 31, 12:45 AM CST
Teniers, David II - Oil Painting - Handsigned - Original price € 2405
by Figlio Designs Auctioneers and Appraisers
Est: $1,700- $2,100
$2,05023 Bids
Green (Roland, 1890-1972) Kentish Plover and Young, original watercolour.
Jun 17, 10:00 AM EDT
Green (Roland, 1890-1972) Kentish Plover and Young, original watercolour.
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: ¥200- ¥300
¥92522 Bids
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Panneau sculpté en relief de Sainte Barbe tenant une branche,
Dec 21, 10:00 AM EST
Panneau sculpté en relief de Sainte Barbe tenant une branche,
by Eldred's
Est: $4,000- $5,000
$4,2506 Bids
Laurant - "Village Breton" Limited Edition Lithograph, Numbered and Hand Signed.
Aug 23, 2:15 AM EDT
Laurant - "Village Breton" Limited Edition Lithograph, Numbered and Hand Signed.
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $796- $995
$1005 Bids
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A fine oval portrait of a heroic gentleman, late 17thC, 58 x 72 cm
Dec 31, 10:00 AM CET
A fine oval portrait of a heroic gentleman, late 17thC, 58 x 72 cm
by Carlo Bonte Auctions
Est: €5,000- €8,000
€2,8003 Bids
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Panneau sculpté en relief de Sainte Barbe tenant une branche,
Dec 21, 10:00 AM EST
Panneau sculpté en relief de Sainte Barbe tenant une branche,
by Eldred's
Est: $4,000- $5,000
$3,2502 Bids
Unknown / Unreadable Artist - Lithograph - Hand signed
Dec 31, 12:45 AM CST
Unknown / Unreadable Artist - Lithograph - Hand signed
by Figlio Designs Auctioneers and Appraisers
Est: $100- $200
$352 Bids
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Saint ou roi couronné en armure.
Dec 21, 10:00 AM EST
Saint ou roi couronné en armure.
by Eldred's
Est: $7,000- $10,000
$5,0001 Bid
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Panneau sculpté en relief de Sainte Barbe tenant une branche,
Dec 21, 10:00 AM EST
Panneau sculpté en relief de Sainte Barbe tenant une branche,
by Eldred's
Est: $4,000- $5,000
$3,0001 Bid
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Saint Antoine barbu,
Dec 21, 10:00 AM EST
Saint Antoine barbu,
by Eldred's
Est: $6,000- $8,000
$3,5001 Bid
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Saint ou roi couronné en armure.
Dec 21, 10:00 AM EST
Saint ou roi couronné en armure.
by Eldred's
Est: $7,000- $10,000
$5,0001 Bid
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A portrait of Charles d'Albert, Le Connétable de Luynes, 17thC, 27,5 x 34,5 cm
Dec 31, 10:00 AM CET
A portrait of Charles d'Albert, Le Connétable de Luynes, 17thC, 27,5 x 34,5 cm
by Carlo Bonte Auctions
Est: €3,000- €5,000
€1,5001 Bid
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Attributed to Catharina van Hemessen (1528 – after 1565), 24,7 x 31,8 cm
Dec 31, 10:00 AM CET
Attributed to Catharina van Hemessen (1528 – after 1565), 24,7 x 31,8 cm
by Carlo Bonte Auctions
Est: €5,000- €8,000
€2,4001 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Fine Art


Eldred's

Eldred's

Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists

Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists

Auktionshaus Bloss

Auktionshaus Bloss

Weschler's

Weschler's