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Outlook on the World’s Art Auction Market, 2019-2024 - Female Artists Gain Ground, Blockchain Finds Its Way Into the Art Market - ResearchAndMarkets.com

November 20, 2019 GMT

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 20, 2019--

The “Art Auction Market - Global Outlook and Forecast 2019-2024” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The art auction market is expected to reach over $38 billion by 2024.

Key Market Insights

  • Offers market sizing and growth prospects of the art auction market for the forecast period 2019-2024.
  • Provides comprehensive insights on the latest industry trends, market forecast, and growth drivers in the art auction market.
  • Includes a detailed analysis of market growth drivers, challenges, and investment opportunities.
  • Delivers a complete overview of market segments and the regional outlook of the art auction market.
  • Offers an exhaustive summary of the vendor landscape, competitive analysis, and key market strategies to gain a competitive advantage in the art auction market.

The use of Artificial Intelligence technology in the global art auction market is expected to increase revenue streams, help make decisions, and enhance user experience. Since the art market is unpredictable, highly volatile, dependent on research and knowledge, and held by the reins of taste, emotions, and human subjectivity, it makes for predictive AI technology a compelling reason to harness the potential of big data. While it is not entirely replacing the human element, the technology is increasingly making the market efficient and helping to navigate the complicated terrain of information.

Market Dynamics

Growth Enablers

  • Art Gains Popularity as Investment
  • Growth of New Wealth
  • Evolving Art Appreciation
  • Growing Proliferation & Popularity of Museums

Market Restraints

  • Lack of Regulations, Standardization, & Transparency
  • Auctions Perceived as Intimidating & Overwhelming
  • Art Authentication in Limbo
  • Art Becomes Fleeting

Market Trends

  • AI, Big Data, & Machine Learning Find Takers
  • Experiencing Art & its Backstory
  • Female Artists Gain Ground
  • Blockchain Finds its Way Into Art Market

Art Auction Market: Segmentation

This research report includes detailed market segmentation by channels, price, product, and geography.

Offline segment has become more diverse in terms of lots. The offline segment is likely to retain its dominance in the market as it is one of the few cultural-led businesses that has not been affected by the digital revolution. Several vendors are offering incentives to get edgy buyers and sellers to participate in auctions. Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea have recorded massive growth. However, Europe, where most large auction houses were born, remains a broad zone of supply and export.

The top-end segment is highly concentrated due to low-profit margins with high risks. The segment is highly dependent on brand value and popularity. As the competition in the top-end segment is intense, players often undercut each other and are ready to decrease their commissions for the sake of staying competitive.

The mid-range segment is in the right place. The quality and the sheer scale of the market are beginning to increase the appeal for sellers. The US, China, and the UK account for more than 75% of the mid-range segment with China taking the lead in terms of value.

The scope of fine and decorative art segments has witnessed expansion and shrinkage with the change in definition and value. The demand is coming mostly from high-quality fine art. The collectors in Western and Eastern Asia and the Middle East are bolstering the market among global collectors. The collection is moving toward conscious consumption. As the art market is globalizing, new strategies have come forth to auction off noteworthy fine artworks outside of major art capitals. The decorative segment is growing at a stable rate as it is not necessarily subject to speculative collecting.

Market Segmentation by Channel

  • Offline
  • Online

Market Segmentation by Price

  • Top End
  • Medium Range
  • Low End

Market Segmentation by Product

  • Fine Art
  • Decorative Art
  • Anitques

Art Auction Market: Geography

North America witnessed solid growth in 2018, with the US holding a strong position in the market. The region accounts for more than 50% of the high-end collector base, a position it has held for over two decades in the face of intense globalization and shifting infrastructures of wealth.

As the APAC market is at the center of capital flows across the globe, the region is benefitting from structural changes, which are demonstrating the highest potential for the market. Collectors in the region prefer buying at auctions over art fairs. A stable eco-political climate and the increased confidence in spending have resulted in the thriving auction market. Vendors can substitute loss in Europe through growth in Asia.

Key Vendor Analysis

The market is a duopoly - Sotheby’s and Christie’s. This is mainly because of the growing number of wealthy buyers that are contesting for a dwindling supply of the most famous artists. Both the firms have combined sales of more than 80% of works going for more than $1 million, and the competition between them is active. As Sotheby’s goes private, it is expected to intensify as the company regains its ability to compete more successfully with Christie’s without having to cut back on its negotiation for guarantees, specifically in high-value assignments. Phillips, however, while still far behind in terms of revenues, is showing quite some potential in catching up.

Key Vendors

  • China Guardian
  • Christie’s
  • Phillips de Pury& Company
  • Poly Auction
  • Sotheby’s

Other Prominent Vendors

  • Artcurial
  • Artsy
  • Beijing Council International Auction Company
  • Bonhams
  • Bruun Rasmussen
  • DESA Unicum
  • Dorotheum
  • Doyle
  • Grisebach
  • Heritage Auctions
  • Invaluable
  • Koller Auctions
  • K Auction
  • KettererKunst
  • Lempertz
  • Mainichi Auction
  • Paddle8
  • SBI Art Auction
  • Seoul Auction
  • Zhong Cheng Auction

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