Global art sales exceeded EUR 1 billion in 2013, making the art market a major sector of the economy. These 3 data-visualisations (created by Askmédia) show how the market has evolved over the past decade and provide an insight into the artists and works which have proved most popular with collectors and museums.

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The first infographic shows the 320 works which fetched the highest price at auction between 2008 and 2012. The works can be sorted by category: artists who are living or dead, artist’s gender, artist’s nationality, etc.:

The following graphic shows how turnover from public sales of art has evolved over the past decade, by geographical zone (note the growing size of the Chinese market):

The following timeline ranks the 50 artists whose works generated the highest sales between 2008 and 2012. Artists can be grouped by artistic movement:

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Published on 20 November 2013. Updated on 12 September 2019