artnet News Names the 100 Most Collectible Living Artists

artnet News | Eileen Kinsella:

For the second consecutive year, artnet News and artnet Analytics crunched the numbers to identify the top-selling living artists worldwide. Our study relies on auction data from the artnet Price Database from the past three-plus years—starting January 1, 2012 and continuing through October 2016—to create two lists. The first runs down the 100 highest-selling lots. Of the 100 highest-selling lots over this time period, nearly 80 made eight-figure prices. The second shows the 100 highest-selling artists by overall sale volume and indicates the number of lots sold… Read more

Image: German artist Gerhard Richter laughs in front of one of his artworks at the Fondation Beyeler on May 17, 2014 in Riehen near Basel. Photo Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images