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Artprice: the 2010 art market annual report – China winner of the past decade

Artprice: the 2010 art market annual report – China winner of the past decade

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During the past decade, two strong trends have emerged: firstly, as per the words of Thierry Ehrmann, the Ceo and founder of Artprice, the world leader in art market information, “we have seen a veritable revolution in the geopolitics of the global art market… Over the last 10 years, China jumped from ninth place to first place in 2010, becoming the world’s largest auction marketplace for Fine Art and overtaking the United States and the UK, the grand masters of the market since the 1950s.” France, constantly loosing competitiveness year after year, comes out the big looser of the past decade, as shown by delay in implementing the auction reform required for 28 Dec. 2009 by the European Directive, and by the Drouot scandal, which is an ongoing judicial saga.

The second strong trend in the year 2010 is the unanimous statement by art market players that an unprecedented mutation has affected the commerce of art. The market’s very structure has changed, with the evolution of Internet and its 2 billion and a half users who have triggered the dramatic acceleration of online art sales. The competition generated by the more than 260 art fairs organised each year around the world and the importance of investors and investment funds in the market. The example they set and the media attention they received was sufficiently strong to make investment in art a new socio-cultural phenomenon. The assimilation of art to a financial asset by a minority of investors clearly gave birth to a new model: that of an “art exchange”. China seems to have been a pioneer in this field as the Chinese government launched in 2009 the Shenzen Cultural Assets and Equity Exchange (SZCAEE).

The year 2010 was rich in events: after the strong price inflation between 2004 and 2008 and the severe market contraction from October 2008 to the summer of 2009, a rapid recovery followed, taking the market to unprecedented highs. In short… the decade saw a very substantial acceleration of the market and a considerable shift of its polarity towards Asia.
After the previous art market meltdown in 1991, it took 4 years of patience before prices began to recover. This time round it took only 18 months.

In 2008, after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, China became the motor of global economic recovery. At the same time, the Chinese government showed the importance it attributes to art and culture at events such as the Olympic Games in 2008, the World Expo in Shanghai in 2010 and with the groundwork performed by the Ministry of Culture and Finance to make museums free in China. The pride of Chinese culture has also been clearly expressed by its valuation on world markets. Chinese collectors are regarded as role models, working for the good of the nation. Indeed, on the back of the sponsorship and investment patronage of these collectors, Chinese artists have closed the price gap on Western artists incredibly quickly.

This year, Artprice’s annual art market report – based on 5.4 million auction results from 3,600 auction houses around the world and distributed to over 6,300 media organisations and international institutions every year in 7 languages – will focus particularly on China’s successful conquest of the global art market. Our 2010 Art Market Trends contain macro- and micro-economic analyses providing the keys to understanding the annual evolution of the global auction market. It discusses the major trends in the market, analysed throughout the year on the ArtMarketInsight page of our website, by the Artprice press agency and by our Econometrics Department. To complement this objective appreciation of the art market based on a year of global auction results, Artprice also offers numerous original rankings such as the Top 500 artists by auction revenue and the Top 100 auction results of the year.

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Content

Editorial
Roller coaster
Post-War and Contemporary Art in the global market
2010: Renewed competition
A mixed return for Contemporary signatures: the “successes” of Hirst, Murakami and Koons
China: the new global leader
New York vs Beijing
Catching up on Old Masters and imposing their Contemporary artists
France’s place in the art world
Art Market Confidence Index – 2010, a positive year
Twitter: 2010 in 140 characters
Top 10 Artists
Top 100 auction performances in 2010
Top 500 artists by auction revenue in 2010

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Artprice : le rapport annuel du marché de l’art 2010, la Chine vainqueur incontestable de la décennie.

Artprice : le rapport annuel du marché de l’art 2010, la Chine vainqueur incontestable de la décennie.

Au cours de la décennie écoulée, deux tendances fortes s’imposent : la première tendance, est selon Thierry Ehrmann, Pdg et fondateur d’Artprice, leader mondial de l’information sur le marché de l’art, « une véritable révolution dans la géopolitique du marché de l’art mondial, en une décennie, la Chine est passée du neuvième rang au premier rang en 2010 des ventes aux enchères de Fine Art devant le Royaume-Uni et les Etats-Unis qui détenaient avec suprématie le marché depuis les années 50 ». Quant à la France, sa perte de compétitivité constante d’année en année fait d’elle la grande perdante de cette décennie, notamment par le retard pris dans la réforme des ventes publiques exigée par la Directive Européenne pour le 28/12/2009 et le scandale Drouot dont la saga judiciaire ne cesse de rejaillir.

La deuxième tendance est le constat unanime des acteurs du marché de l’art à voir une mutation sans précédent du commerce de l’art. La structure même du marché change, notamment avec la suprématie d’Internet et ses deux milliards et demi de connectés qui sont à l’origine de l’accélération fulgurante des ventes d’art en ligne, les compétitions générées par plus de 260 foires d’art organisées chaque année dans le monde et l’importance des investisseurs et fonds d’investissements dans l’art. L’émulation qu’ils ont créée à grand renfort médiatique a participé à faire de l’investissement dans l’art un nouveau phénomène socioculturel. L’assimilation de l’art à un actif financier par certains a débouché sur un nouveau modèle : celui de la bourse de l’art. La Chine fait figure de pionnière dans ce domaine car le gouvernement chinois lançait en 2009 la Shenzen Cultural Assets and Equity Exchange (SZCAEE).

Cette année 2010 a été riche en événements : après l’envolée des prix de l’art entre 2004 et 2008 et la contraction sévère du marché entre octobre 2008 et l’été 2009 (chute des volumes et chute des prix) vint la reprise de la compétition jusqu’à des sommets de prix jamais atteints auparavant… le constat de cette dernière décennie est celui d’une accélération considérable du rythme du marché et de son déplacement à l’est du planisphère. Après le précédent krach du marché de l’art (1991), près de quatre années de patience furent nécessaires avant qu’une reprise des prix ne s’amorce. Cette fois, le marché haut de gamme a retrouvé sa santé en un an et demi à peine .

En 2008, après la crise de Lehman & Brothers, la Chine est devenue le moteur de la relance économique mondiale. Parallèlement, le gouvernement chinois a démontré l’importance accordée à l’art et la culture via les JO de Pékin en 2008, l’Exposition Universelle de Shanghai en 2010 puis le travail de fond du Ministère de la Culture et des Finances pour rendre les musées publics gratuits en Chine. La fierté de la culture chinoise en passe aussi par sa valorisation à l’échelle mondiale. Les collectionneurs chinois s’imposent comme des modèles, des travailleurs pour leur patrie. Grâce au soutien et aux liquidités importantes de ces collectionneurs, les artistes chinois ont rattrapé leur retard sur la cote des artistes occidentaux et ils l’ont fait à une vitesse fulgurante.

Artprice publie en 7 langues son rapport exclusif du marché de l’art repris par plus de 6 300 médias et institutions internationaux chaque année. Réalisé à partir des 5,4 millions de résultats d’enchères de
3 600 maisons de ventes, le rapport annuel « Tendances du Marché de l’art 2010 » est constitué de 27 pages d’analyses macro-économiques et micro-économiques mises à jour au fil de l’actualité des ventes et des évolutions des prix des œuvres d’art. Ce rapport édité par ArtMarketInsight, l’agence de presse d’Artprice, avec le département d’Econométrie d’Artprice contient aussi des classements originaux tels que le TOP 500 des artistes par chiffre d’affaires, la liste des 100 plus fortes enchères de l’année.

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Edito
Le jeu des montagnes russes
L’art d’après-guerre et l’art contemporain dans le marché global
2010 : Reprise de la compétition
Retour en salles mitigé pour les signatures contemporaines : les fausses victoires de
Hirst, Murakami et Koons
La Chine : numéro 1 mondial
New York vs Pékin
Rattraper le retard des anciens et imposer les contemporains
La France dans le monde : l’histoire d’un déclin annoncé
L’année de l’Art Market Confidence Index
Twitter : L’année 2010 en 140 caractères
Le Top 10 des artistes
Le Top 100 des enchères 2010
Le Top 500 des artistes par chiffre d’affaires en 2010

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Assange arrested, Wikileaks lives

Julian Assange . Wikileaks
Portrait of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Photo credit: Abode of chaos

Julian Assange has been arrested and refused bail but the Wikileaks organisation remains operational despite US cyberattacks.

Whistleblower website Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has been in virtual hiding in south-east London, has been arrested on a European arrest warrant by British police over alleged Swedish sexual assault claims. Assange, who appeared at a police station at 09.30 today by appointment, has been refused bail and will be remanded in custody until December 14 when a extradition hearing will take place. Wikileaks has vowed to continue with the publication of US diplomatic cables despite the arrest of its founder.

The arrest follows repeated cyber attacks on Wikileaks and the freezing of Assange’s bank account by Swiss post bank PostFinance. The arrest is being interpreted by his supporters as a US-led campaign to decapitate the Wikileaks project in the wake of Cablegate. Opponents of Assange are pleased to see the legal net tighten on a man they consider a dangerous, unaccountable renegade who endangers lives in the quest for transparency.

According to The Guardian, one of the news organisations carrying the Wikileaked cables, Assange has told friends he is increasingly convinced the US is behind Swedish prosecutors’ attempts to extradite him for questioning on the assault allegations and believes that Sweden is behaving as “a cipher” for the US.

The arrest of Assange means most media attention surrounding Cablegate has now shifted to the plight of the founder. Assange’s lawyer Mark Stephens said the issue could be summed up as a “dispute over consensual but unprotected sex” and informed BBC Newsnight viewers that Assange has been repeatedly trying to set up a meeting with the Swedish prosecutor Marianne Ny to clear his “good name.”

“As the legal net continued to close around the whistleblowers’ website and the US attorney general, Eric Holder, said he had authorised ‘a number of things to be done’ to combat the organisation, Assange appeared to be reconciling himself to a lengthy personal court battle to avoid extradition to Sweden,” interpreted Owen Boycott at The Guardian.

“The decision to press on (with publication) will help allay fears among Assange’s supporters that his arrest would hobble the organisation’s work,” said Robert Booth at The Guardian, who reported that his paper “understands the organisation has no plans to release the insurance file of the remaining cables, which number more than 200,000.”

US at war with Wikileaks?

US political condemnation of Assange has become increasingly vicious. Sarah Palin described Assange as “an anti-American operative with blood on his hands” and senior Republican Mike Huckabee said that “anything less than execution is too kind a penalty.” Indeed, anti-Wikileaks hysteria has spread like wildfire through Washington. “The federal government seems to have lost its mind in a manic game of internet whack-a-mole aimed at getting the Wikileaks State Deaprtment cables thrown down the memory hole,” reported Gawker in relation to news that US military in Iraq are being warned they are breaking the law if they read the leaks online. “The feds have clearly lost it. Many of those soldiers receiving the warnings have security clearances that would have granted them access to the State Department cables before they were leaked,” pointed out Gawker.

US administration fury is shared by many US commentators. Writing at The Washington Post, Mark A. Thiessen urged the US to accept it is at war with Wikileaks. In response to Assange’s Twitter tweet – “The first serious infowar is now engaged. The field of battle is WikiLeaks. You are the troops” – Thiessen urged action: “WikiLeaks represents a new and unprecedented cyber threat that cannot be ignored or wished away. Just as terrorism allows small groups of individuals to wreak destruction on a scale that was once the province of nation-states, information technology allows small actors such as Julian Assange to wreak previously unimagined destruction on U.S. national security through cyberspace. This is a threat that requires a U.S. response. Hillary Clinton is right – WikiLeaks has attacked America.”

Internet versus old world order?

John Naughton at The Guardian argued that the US reaction to Cablegate displays the “intolerance of the old order” when challenged by the “culture of the internet.” “The response has been vicious, co-ordinated and potentially comprehensive, and it contains hard lessons for everyone who cares about democracy and about the future of the net.” To Naughton, “What WikiLeaks is really exposing is the extent to which the western democratic system has been hollowed out. In the last decade its political elites have been shown to be incompetent (Ireland, the US and UK in not regulating banks); corrupt (all governments in relation to the arms trade); or recklessly militaristic (the US and UK in Iraq). And yet nowhere have they been called to account in any effective way. Instead they have obfuscated, lied or blustered their way through. And when, finally, the veil of secrecy is lifted, their reflex reaction is to kill the messenger.”

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