Art Market 2022. The time of market makers

The past year 2022 should be counted not even in two, but in four. The crisis sharpened and accelerated all the subtle processes on the art market. It became clear who holds the punch, who wins, and who, on the contrary, is the weak link. At the same time the new tendencies manifested themselves in a much harsher way than during a normal crisis.

Art Market 2022. Intermediate results of the fall

Once again, we talk about the art market and prices. About how they respond to the changes taking place in the country. About how the once very conservative art market has learned to be responsive and instantly adapt to the rapidly changing business conditions. About the fact that, despite all the external obstacles, the demand and supply in the top segment not only remain, but show considerable growth.

Which paintings rose in price the most in 2021?

The fact that prices have risen noticeably over the past year is a common feeling among collectors. Some whistle in surprise: “Wow!” And someone grumbles: “You've made everything expensive”.

Let us not rush to generalizations. Although, as we know, there is no smoke without fire.

Russian art market 2020. It could be worse

This time we decided to avoid global generalizations and loud claims to “totals”, “results”, “turnovers”, “volumes”, “statistics”. First of all, we will formulate our own observations made in real trade, “on the ground”, at the forefront of the art market. And here's what we specifically noticed in the dashing 2020:

Transit 2020. Implications for the art market

The events of January 15, 2020 developed almost in the spirit of political activism. They were waiting for a routine dull event of the era of «stability». No desire to watch and listen. And here's the bang: the resignation of the Medvedev government, the ex-head of the tax service Mishustin at the premiere, while the changes to the Constitution are not clear. And all this already four years before the end of the presidential term.

What are the consequences for the long-suffering economy in general and the national art market in particular?

Russian Art Market 2019. Not the worst year of the stagnation period

According to unofficial statistics, in 2019, sales of paintings, drawings and sculptures at auctions in Russia amounted to $9.9 million, which is 53% less than in the pre-crisis 2013. But 47% more than in 2018. How to interpret this result?