December 30, 2015

An extraordinary year for Italian Art

It’s time for year-end analisys, and again in 2015 Italian Art strongly dominated the art market!
Paolo Scheggi, Intersuperficie curva bianca sold for € 1,6m achiving Sotheby’s highest auction price of the year and a new world auction record for the artist. Alberto Burri’s Cellotex as well posted auction records: Nero Mi achieved € 495.000 overtaking massively the estimated value of € 150.000 – 200.000), and Cellotex P4 reached the hammer price of € 435.000.
Agostino Bonalumi did great performances. His work Blu, 1967 sold for € 524.000 at Sotheby’s, while at Christie’s his Nero, 1965 reached €  442.000. Piero Manzoni, who will be dedicated a solo show by Mazzoleni London starting next February, confirms his strength after last year’s record. His Achromes dominated the scene, but surprisingly his Merda d’Artista achieved the hammer price of € 280.000. Lucio Fontana proves to be the undisputed ruler of the international art market. His large size Concetto Spaziale. La fine di Dio, 1963, posted a new record for the artist, reaching the value of £ 15.941.000 (€21.773.734).