As the leaves fall and the winter breeze sets in, the art world is abuzz with new creations, inspirations, and perspectives. At Artsper, we believe in the power of art to transcend seasons and boundaries, connecting artists, galleries, and art enthusiasts in a global tapestry of creativity.
In this article, we provide you with a glimpse into the pulse of our contemporary art e-market, revealing some of our best selling galleries and independent artists across various art mediums. We are sharing some of our Q3 sales activities and events involving different art genres to curate a unique showcase. This autumn recap is your window into the dynamic and ever-evolving landscape of art, where innovation and tradition converge to create something extraordinary. Join us as we explore the captivating world of art, uniting talents, and forging new connections.
Artsper’s leading genre
The demand for street and pop art by our collectors has steadily remained consistent in this period, with purchases of artworks by renowned artists like Banksy, Kaws, Mr Brainwash, Shepard Fairey (Obey) amongst others. Artworks by Banksy, who was the top artist by the value of works sold (excluding prints) between 2018 - 2022, accounting for $205 million in auction sales in the British Contemporary art market.
Chart showing Q3 2023 sales by genre © Artsper
Top selling Galleries and independent artists by genre
At Artsper, paintings are the highest selling genre of art in volume and value, with a share of 30%. A notable partner gallery with some of these best selling paintings is Art Generation gallery, a France based affordable art gallery with a vision to democratize contemporary art. Founded in 2004, they aim to increase access to contemporary art, for both emerging and established artists with the convenience of online shopping facilitated by Artsper.
Galerie Deza, amongst others, have committed to showcasing paintings from artists with a range of art expressions, located in Lyon where originality intertwines with the beauty of modernity. In their Artsper collection you can find playful, dreamlike pieces with an uninhibited spirit from artists like Fauve, Robert Combas, Bernard Saint Maxent and much more.
Artspers Print collection consists of figurative and abstract artworks, as well as portraits, landscapes, minimalist and other categories of art styles. This genre commands a significant 25% share of our sales, making it the 2nd best selling genre this period. In this collection you will find works from famous artists such as Damien Hirst, Miss Tic, and emerging artists like Rero, Nathan Chantob and many more exciting artists.
It's evident that this category is making a substantial impact in the contemporary art market. Notably, renowned street, graphic, and pop artists like Banksy, Obey, and JR have contributed significantly to this phenomenon. These artists have left an indelible mark on the art world, with Banksy's politically charged and thought-provoking works, Obey's iconic Andre the Giant imagery, and JR's captivating large-scale photographic installations. Their popularity extends far beyond the traditional art market, often reaching broader audiences.
Sculptures have secured their position as the 3rd highest-selling genre on Artsper. In the realm of contemporary art, where innovation and imagination have no boundaries, this development reflects the enduring allure of three-dimensional art forms.
With sculptures representing a substantial 22% share of our sales in this period, it's evident that these 3D art forms are making a significant impact in the contemporary art market. Notably, Buysculpture has played a pivotal role, housing exceptional pieces by acclaimed sculptors like Miguel Guia, and emerging artists like Martín Duque in its collection.
In the dynamic landscape of contemporary art, few mediums have seen as profound a transformation as photography. As we explore the expansive world of visual art on Artsper, it's evident that photography has firmly established itself as a genre of remarkable significance. Accounting for a substantial 18% share of our sales, it's clear that the allure of photographic art continues to captivate our audience.
One of the driving forces behind the surge in photography's popularity is the diverse array of artists who have embraced this medium. On Artsper, you'll find notable sales from renowned photographers like Liu Bolin and Sheila Rock, who have left an indelible mark on the art world, alongside rising talents whose innovative and compelling works are redefining the boundaries of visual storytelling. From iconic black and white images that evoke nostalgia to vivid color photographs that celebrate the vibrancy of the present, the medium offers a multifaceted lens through which artists convey their narratives.
Art fairs recap
London Design fair
Another coveted event is the London design fair, which took place at The Truman Brewery in London. This unique fair is skillfully curated to showcase the current trends and topics like sustainability in the design world. Visitors explored hundreds of innovative exhibitors, exclusive pavilions featuring accomplished “Design Alumni.” This dynamic event is ideal for emerging talents in the design world, established designers, and design enthusiasts seeking inspiration.
A view from the International Pavilion, 2023 © London Design Fair
This fair attracts a variety of visitors in the art and design market, from architects, interior designers, and hospitality professionals to artists, museum directors and retail buyers. Find out more insights about the London design fair in our interview with the fair director, Annie Lindsell.
Moderne Art fair
This fair edition showcased design pieces from some of our partner galleries such as 1831 Art gallery, and art from celebrated artists like Yves Klein, Andy Warhol, to name a few. Get to know more about this fair hosted in Champs Elysee in the heart of Paris, in our interview with the fair director, Isabelle Keit- Parinaud.
Paris+ par Art Basel 2023
The art market once again converged in October at the Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris for an exciting edition of Paris+, hosted by Art Basel. With 156 exhibitors from 61 prestigious French galleries like Perrotin, and Xippas Gallery to name a few, the art fair delivered a show specific to the Parisian art scene bursting with the vigor and dynamism that contemporary art is celebrated for.
As professionals in the contemporary art market, Paris+ is an event guaranteed to connect with a global audience as it attracts international attendees. If you missed it, Artsper has carefully curated a selection of artworks from participating artists and galleries, so you can enjoy Paris+ wherever you are.
Diverse offerings for art enthusiasts
At Artsper, we are committed to making art accessible to everyone. We believe in connecting with art market professionals as well as collectors and everyday consumers across different regions. Our partner galleries and independent galleries share this ethos and have demonstrated consistent success through embodying this strategy, emphasizing the pertinence of going global. The blend of famous and emerging artists and the continuous evolution of various techniques promise a world of possibilities for collectors, artists, and enthusiasts alike.