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Leading British contemporary artists 2020, by auction revenue

As of June 2020, Damien Hirst was the contemporary British artist recording the highest auction revenue. Between January 1, 2000, and June 30, 2020, Hirst's auction revenue amounted to roughly 696.6 million U.S. dollars. Overall, public auctions sold over four thousand lots by this British artist over the period considered. Peter Doig and Cecily Brown followed on the ranking with action revenues of 490.5 million and 112.8 million U.S. dollars, respectively.

Leading contemporary artists from the United Kingdom (UK) as of June 2020, by auction revenue

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Release date

October 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

January 1, 2000 to June 30, 2020

Supplementary notes

Figures have been rounded.
The source specifies that: "The analysis of the Art Market is based on results from Fine Art public auctions during the period from 1 January 2000 to 30 June 2020. It covers exclusively paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, prints, videos, and installations by contemporary artists - herein defined as artists born after 1945, and excludes antiques, anonymous cultural goods and furniture. All the auction results indicated in this report include the buyer’s premium".

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