ANN: ARTKHADE 2010-2022 Report: 12 Years of Market Evolution in the Arts of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas

Between 2010 and 2021, non-European art sales reached $971.8m. More importantly, global turnover has more than doubled over the past twelve years, rising from $61m in 2010 to $127.5m in 2021, the best year ever for the tribal art market. Several factors explain this spectacular recovery.

While the economic world was still groggy from a year of pandemic crisis that brought international trade to an unprecedented halt, 2020 was, unsurprisingly, the worst year for the tribal art market with a global result of $37.3m (compared to $58.6 in 2019 and $77.8m in 2018). This was an honourable result, given the exceptional circumstances in which transactions that year were off the radar during a confined first half of the year.

• Undergoing sociological change (New collectors and ways of collecting)
• Overview of auctioneers ((Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Bonhams, Native, Dorotheum, Zemanek, Binoche et Giquello, etc…)
• Africa, always confirmation of Oceania (Evolution of average prices, of the number of lots …)
• Pre-Columbian Art and new territories (Indonesian Art, Inuit Art)
• The sensitive issue of restitution• Interviews (Alexis Maggiar, Pierre Mollfulleda, Fredric Backlar, Bernard Dulon, H+R Experts, Jacques Blazy and Johann Levy)
• Top 50 African Art
• Top 50 Oceanic Art
• Top 25 Asian Art
• Top 25 Native American Art & Inuit Art
• Top 25 Pre-Columbian Art

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