ANN: Sotheby’s Insight Report – Peak Performance: The Art Market Beyond $1 Million, 2018–2022

Sotheby’s is delighted to present this inaugural edition of Sotheby’s Insight Report, a new series that will examine key aspects of the art market through the objective lens of data-driven analysis and expert critical perspectives.

Titled Peak Performance: The Art Market Beyond $1 Million, 2018–2022, this first edition provides new perspectives on the global $1m+ fine art market over the past five years, based on auction sales at Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips.

The analysis in this report draws on auction data gathered and analysed by ArtTactic and covers three main fine-art collecting segments – Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern and Old Masters – as well as Chinese traditional paintings and works of art. It has been carefully assembled to help collectors gain a deeper understanding of the evolution of the top end of the market.