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Skate's Art Industry Investment Report

Skate's Art Industry Investment Report is a publication analyzing the performance of the global art market and art industry. The newsletter is published monthly with additional special issues published at year's end.

Please see the newsletter archive below:

2014 Semiannual Report
Skate's Top 10,000 - A Preview
Global Blue-Chip Art Market: Performance in 1H 2014
Art Investment Performance in 1H 2014
Losses in Skate's Top 5,000
Drop in Value and Number of Works in Skate's Top 5,000 during 1H 2014
Records in Skate's Top 5,000 in 1H 2014

2013 Annual Art Investment Report, Part 2
Introduction & Methodology
Key Art Industry Statistics Based on Skate's Art Industry Scorecard - Edition 2
New Trends - E-Commerce in 2013
New Trends - Auction Houses in 2013
New Trends - Art Dealers (Galleries) in 2013
2013 Art Industry Trend: Art & Celebrities
Art Fairs Activity in 2013
Skate's Art Stocks in 2013
Skate's Art Stocks in 2014, YTD
Skate's Art Industry Scorecard 2013

2013 Annual Art Investment Report, Part 1
Introduction
Global Blue-Chip Art Market - Performance Overview
The Premium Art Segment as a Championship Match between Finalists
Less Is More: Reviewing Art Market Performance in 2013
Artist Performance in the Premium Segment in 2013
Performance of Female Artists in 2013
Art Investment Performance in 2013
Individual Positive and Negative ERR Records for Works in 2013
Losses in Skate's Top 5000

Skate's Art Stocks Monitor
Headline News
Skate's Market Notes
Stock Monitor
Skate's Art Stocks Index
Financial Calendar

2013 Semiannual Report
Leading Artists in 1H 2013 - Volume, Value and Investment Return
Investment Performance of Blue-Chip Artists
Dynamics of Skate's Top 5000
Female Artists in Skate's Top 5000
Lack of Liquidity in 1H 2013
Artworks Leaving Skate's Top 5000

May 2013 - Art Stocks Review
Sotheby's Q1 2013 Performance: Fierce Competition and Focus on New Markets Leaves Auction House at a USD 22 Million Loss
Collectors Universe Record Revenues Pave the Way for Asian Activity
Skate's Art Stocks Index

April 2013 - Art Stocks Review
Mallett's Self-Salvation Strategy after Low 2012 Performance
Weng Fine Art Announces 135% Profit Growth in 2012 and Plans to Integrate Further Activities into Current Business
Collectors Universe Launches Operations in China, Opening Shanghai Office Amid Declining Performance
Skate's Art Stocks Index

March 2013 - Art Stocks Review
Sotheby's Announces 2012 Performance Results, Falls Behind Christie's
Artprice 2012 Annual Performance: Stagnating Revenues amid Chinese Expansion
MCH Group Sees Skyrocketing Share Price
Skate's Art Stocks Index

February 2013
February 2013 Contributes USD 0.5 billion in Premium Quality Art, a 10% Gain Over 2012
Impressionist and Modern Art Holds 65% of Value in the Premium Market Segment
Premium Segment of Contemporary Art Market Grows by 27% and Sees More Frequent Change of Hands
Art Sales in February 2013 Confirm Investment Potential at the Top Level with ERR of 4.21%
Insights into Latest Art Funds Performance

2012 Annual Art Investment Report, Part 2
Executive Summary
Key Art Industry Statistics Based on Skate's Art Industry Scorecard
Auction House Business as a Leading Art Industry Activity
Art Dealers (Galleries) Make Up 18% of Art Industry
Online Art Trading as the Fastest Growing Art Industry Business
Information as Art Industry Currency
New Influx of Art Investment Funds Expected
Art Lending Activity Among Fastest Growing Businesses
Art Banking: From Biggest Corporate Collections to Financial Services in Art
Publicly Traded Companies in the Art Industry
Luxury Groups and the Art Industry: Close Connection Paves the Way for Potential Synergy
Age of the Art Industry
Skate's Art Industry Scorecard

2012 Annual Art Investment Report, Part 1
Introduction
Global Blue-Chip Art Market Performance Overview
Premium Art Market Performance of Artists in 2012
Performance of Female Artists in 2012
Investment Performance of Art in 2012 Based on Skate's Top 5000
Individual Positive and Negative ERR Records of Works in 2012
Losses in Skate's Top 5000

December 2012
November 2012 Auction Results: Higher Value Art with Lower Investment Returns
Vedutisti - Art Historical Value Does Not Guarantee Investment Potential
Top 3 Art Investment Ideas for December 2012

November/December 2012 - Art Stocks Review
Sotheby's Q3 2012 Results: Ongoing Core Activity Downturn Offset by Private Sales and Finance Services
Collectors Universe: New CEO Robert Deuster Appointed Amid Uncertainty
Skate's Art Stocks Index

November 2012
October Sales Results: Entrants to Skate's Top 5000
Andy Warhol Market Phenomenon
Celebrity Portraits by Andy Warhol: Men, Women and Himself
Top 3 Art Investment Ideas for November 2012
Investment Benchmarks of the Warhol Market
Top 3 Repeat Sales to Watch in November

October 2012 - Art Stocks Review
artnet AG Share Price Drops as Redline Capital Management Takeover Offer Expires
Polish Magazine Art&Business to Go Public
Weng Fine Art Impresses with 134% Profit Rise
Largest Photography Art Investment Fund Sobranie.Fotoeffect Drops From Russia's MICEX...and from Skate's Art Stocks Index
Skate's Art Stocks Index

September 2012 - Art Stocks Review
Numismatic and Philatelic Players in the Art Industry: Opportunities and Challenges
Stanley Gibbons: Ongoing Development and Local Events Offset Stamp Market Downturn
Collectors Universe in Fiscal Year 2013: CEO Prepares to Leave Company, Focus on Asia and Digital Opportunities
Noble Investments: Striking Profits Driven by Auction Sales Instead of Retail Trading
Skate's Art Stocks Index

August 2012 - Art Stocks Review
Collectors Universe vs artnet AG: The Case of How Quality of Management Impacts Shareholder Value
Skate's Art Stocks Index

2012 Semiannual Report
High End Art Market Peaks: Skate's Top 5000, Results for 1H 2012
Art Consumption: Growth Story of the Coming Decade
Why Fashion Houses May Cannibalize Art Dealers
Art Authentication Scare
Skate's Art Stocks Index: Up by 6% YTD, Artprice and Weng Fine Art the Biggest Loser and Winner, Respectively

July 2012
New Entries to Skate's Top 5000 in June: Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Chinese, Repeat Sales
Old Masters Market: Significant Downturn in Demand Signifies Low Investment Potential
Top 3 Art Investment Ideas for July

June 2012
May Sales Results: Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Chinese
Investment Results in May
Investing in the Idea: Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, and Piero Manzoni
Top 5 Art Investment Ideas for June

June 2012 - Art Stocks Review
Sotheby's Q1 Results: Private Sales Success, Financial Services Gaining Strength
Weng Fine Art AG Q1 Results: Strong Performance, Preparation to Launch e-Commerce Platform
Skate's Art Stocks Index

May 2012 - Art Stocks Review
artnet's Q1 Results: When will artnet correct its downturn?
Collectors Universe Q3 Results: Perfect Timing for Expansion
Skate's Art Stocks Index

May 2012
April Entries to Skate's Top 5000
Repeat Sales Forecast for May
Premium Segment of the Sculpture Market: Cherry Picking Investments
Top 5 Art Investment Ideas for May

April 2012 - Art Stocks Review
artnet's Results for 2011 Show Disappointing Performance
Weng Fine Art's 2011 Results: Stagnating Revenue, Performance in Line with Expectations
Skate's Art Stocks Index

April 2012
Chinese Art Market Research Based on Skate's Top 5000
Top 5 Art Investment Ideas for April 2012

March 2012
The Rise of the British and German Art Markets
Top 20 Entries to Skate's Top 5000
Top 20 Repeat Sales in February
Collectors Universe: Trip Across the Pacific
Artprice - Future Leader of Online Auctioning?
First Turbulence at Abbey House
Skate's Art Stocks Index

February 2012 - Skate's Art E-Commerce Review
Update: Skate's Rating of Art E-Commerce Players

February 2012
January Entries to Skate's Top 5000
Investment Forecast for February Auction Sales
Top 5 Art Investment Ideas for February 2012
Skate's Art Stocks Index

2011 Annual Art Investment Report
Introduction
2011 Art Market Overview
Art Market Liquidity Amid a Chinese Bubble?
Investment Potential of Art in Skate's Top 5000: ERR Results of 2011
Leaving Skate's: Value Reductions and Exits
Skate's Art Stocks Review

December 2011 - Art Stocks Review
Wojciech Fibak Teams Up with Abbey House
MCH Group Sees Lower Stock Liquidity, Falls Out of Skate's Investable Art Stocks Index (SIASI)
Collectors Universe Reports Strong Q1 Results
artnet Reports Disappointing Nine Months Results
Skate's Art Stocks Performance
Skate's Art Stocks - Financial Reporting Calendar

December 2011
November Sales Results: Russian and Chinese Art Sales
Introduction to December Sales
French Impressionist and Modern Art: Market Performance Overview
Top 3 Art Investment Ideas for December 2011

November 2011
October Entries to Skate's Top 5000
Top 5 Art Investment Ideas for November 2011
Sales to Watch in November
Skate's Art Stocks Index

October 2011
Summer Entries to Skate's Top 5000
Different styles, strong valuations - Overview of the British Art Market
Top 5 Art Investment Ideas for October 2011
Skate's Art Stocks Index
Art Stocks Company News - Artprice Ends September as Worst Performer

July 2011
Skate's Rating News in June, including Repeat Sales, Chinese Sales and Russian Sales
Old Masters, Overview of the Market
Top 3 Investment Ideas for July
Skate's Art Stocks Index

June 2011
Review of May Sales Results
Renaissance of the Russian Market, Overview
Top 5 Investment Ideas for June
Still life with Hollyhocks by Petr Konchalovsky
The "Jack of Diamonds" - a Price Booster?
Skate's Art Stocks Index

May 2011
Skate's Top 5000 Entries and Repeat Sales in April
Skate's Top Living Artists
Top 5 Investment Ideas in May
Poland's Abbey House: First Art Industry IPO since September 2005
What's Happening to Artprice's Stock?
Skate's Art Stocks Index

April 2011
Skate's Top 5000 Entries in March
Overview of the Chinese Market in 2010
Overview of Chinese Artists in 2010
Top 5 Investment Ideas in April
Skate's Art Stocks Index
MCH Group 2010 Results, Sotheby's Executive Pay, Photography Funds

March 2011
Sotheby's Reports 2010 Results
World's Largest Art Fund Quietly Born in Russia
February Auction Results Confirm Bull Market for Global Investable Art
Andy Warhol on Course to Overtake Claude Monet as the World's Second Most Valuable Artist
Skate's Art Stocks Index

February 2011
January Sales Review: Vernet is King with a New Price Record and Consistent Positive Returns
Skate's Top 5000: New Entries in January
February Repeat Sales Review: 24 Potential Deals, Positive Returns Expected
Top 5 Art Investment Ideas for February 2011
Skate's Art Stocks Index: This Year Underperforming S&P 500

2010 Annual Art Investment Report (English)
2010 in Review, Forecast for 2011

December 2010
November Sales Prove Strong Art Market Recovery
Skate's Top 5000 / Top 1000 Statistical Overview
November 2010 Auction Results
December 2010 Sales: Paris in Decline, A Few Opportunities
Blue Chip Artists With the Highest Growth Rate in Skate's Top 5000

November 2010 (English)
Top Ten Art Investment Ideas for November 2010
Strong Liquidity of Impressionist / Modernist Art Leads to Normalized ERR on Higher Value Paintings
Art Market Soul Searching: Five Artists with Both Positive and Negative ERR Recorded Within 2010
Other Artworks to Watch in November 2010
Previous Month Auction Results (October 2010)
Skate's Art Stocks

October 2010 (English)
October 2010 (Russian)
Top Five Art Investment Ideas for October 2010
Artworks to Watch in October 2010: Will Basquiat Sale Post Negative Return?
Previous Month Auction Results (September 2010)
Skate's Art Stocks: Sotheby's Leads the Pack with Impressive 64% YTD Performance
Skate's Art Stocks: Reporting Calendar

September 2010 (English)
September 2010 (Russian)
Top Five Art Investment Ideas for September 2010
Artworks to Watch in September 2010
Auction Results and Art Stocks

Issue #17 (December 2009)
Skate's Top 1000 Sees Big Changes
Repeat Sales Show Surprising Strength
Christie's Chinese Sale Beats Estimates
Skate's Art Stocks Index Up 10.8% From October Close

Issue #16 (November 2009)
Skate's Top 1000 Poised for Big Changes
Repeat Sales Show Continuing Market Correction
Sotheby's Refuses to Disclose Executive Pay Details / Declares Q4 Dividend

Issue #15 (October 2009)
Strengths and Weaknesses in the Chinese Art Market
Ferdinand Hodler Tests Strength of Skate's Top 1000
Sotheby's Enters New Credit Agreement / Credit Rating Cut / Dividend

Issue #14 (July 6, 2009)
The Art Creditors of J. Ezra Merkin (Bernard Madoff's Feeder) Get Priority Treatment
Skate's Top 1000 Repeat Art Sales Generate Positive Returns, Warhol's Tunafish Disaster Turns into 19% ERR over 14 Years Holding Period

Issue #13 (June 8, 2009)
Art Market Pre-Basel'09: a Sense of Turnaround Lies in the Air

Issue #12 (May 13, 2009)
Eye-Catching Art Investment Returns are Back: Picasso Scores 13.71% in ERR, Artprice Shares Jump 79% in April
Year-to-Date Performance of Skate's Art Stocks Index Moves to Positive Territory for the First Time This Year

Issue #11 (April 4, 2009)
TEFAF and Armory Shows Draw Crowds, Setting the Stage for a New Test of the Auction Market's Strength in April
Despite Good Art Fair Attendance, Skate's Top 1000 List Sees No New Entries in March
Skate's Art Stocks Focus: Artnet, Stanley Gibbons and Mallet

Issue #10 (March 3, 2009)
Sotheby's Diminished Share Price Drags Skate's Art Stocks Index to All?Time Historical Low
Sotheby's and Collectors Universe Report 2008 Numbers, Both Trade at Less Than 2x Cash
Art Market Weak but Not Dead: Strong Positive ERRs Still Occur on the over US $10 Million Value Market

Issue #9 (February 3, 2009)
While Collectors Universe Management Prepares to Fight Hostile Takeover,
Shareholders in Many Art Industry Companies Likely Dream of More Attention

Global Art Investment Market: 2008 Summary and 2009 Outlook
When Beautiful Assets Yield Ugly Losses: The Truth about Appreciated Value and Resale Realities

Issue #8 (December 15, 2008)

Issue #7 (December 1, 2008)

Issue #6 (November 17, 2008)

Issue #5 (November 3, 2008)

Issue #4 (October 20, 2008)

Issue #3 (October 6, 2008)

Issue #2 (September 19, 2008)

Issue #1 (September 5, 2008)

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