Skate’s Top 10,000

Overview

Skate’s Top 10,000 is our proprietary rating which contains the 10,000 most valuable artworks sold at public auctions worldwide since 1985 and serves as perfect tracking tool for the premium art market.

The aggregate value of these 10,000 most expensive artworks totals USD 55.7 bln as of January 1, 2016, with the lowest priced artwork at just under USD 1.65 mln.

 

KEY STATISTICS IN SKATE’S TOP 10,000

$55,728,712,453

Total Value (USD)

1,056

Number of artists

579

Number of artists with more than 1 trade

313

Number of artists with 5 or more trades

$1,652,500

Threshold price (USD)

15.63%

Percentage of trades made of repeat sales

18.57%

Percentage of volume made of repeat sales

5.01%

Weighted average ERR

 

The universe of the world’s most valuable art is represented by artworks of slightly more than 1,000 artists, and only 313 artists have a fairly liquid market with over five repeat sales recorded in the high-end price category. Please read Skate’s Annual Art Investment Report 2015 for more insights into the global performance of the world’s most valuable artworks.

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Skate's Top Artists
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’s artworks in skate’s top 10,000

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