The universe of auction houses recorded respectable numbers in 2020 despite Covid, sometimes better than 2019. Numbers growing, unlike art galleries and museums. In a nutshell, this is the balance sheet contained in this in-depth study by Corriere della Sera published on 21 December.
The artists who recorded the best results are Boetti, Schifano and Melotti. In particular, Mario Schifano’s Anemic Landscape I was sold by Christie’s in Milan for 644 thousand euros, during the “Thinking Italian Milan” auction on November 4, 2020.