Art Market in the United States

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Statista dossier on the art market in the United States

The dossier presents a range of statistics and facts about the art market in the United States. It gives an industry overview, provides information on museum & gallery visitation figures, collector and buyer behavior, auction statistics, and more.

Table of contents

  • 1. Industry overview
    • Value of the art market worldwide 2007-2017

    • Volume of transactions in the art market worldwide 2007-2017

    • Global art: average sales in 2017, by sector

    • Median prices of global art in 2017, by sector

    • Most commonly exhibited artists worldwide in 2017, by number of artworks

  • 2. Museums, galleries and exhibitions
    • Most visited art museums worldwide 2018

    • Leading art exhibitions worldwide 2017 by total visitor numbers

    • Leading art exhibitions worldwide in 2017, by number of daily visitors

    • Percentage of worldwide gallery openings in 2017, by region

    • Percentage of total global gallery closures in 2017, by region

    • Amount of tax revenue generated by the museum industry in the U.S. 2016

    • Occupation profile of museums in the U.S. in 2016

    • Americans who support federal funding of museums, by visitors and non-visitors 2017

    • Americans who believe museums help the economy in their community, by size 2017

    • Americans that believe museums are educational, by visitors and non-visitors 2017

  • 3. Collectors and buyers
    • Locations of the richest 200 art collectors worldwide by number of collectors in 2017

    • Share of art collectors in the U.S. as of February 2018, by gender

    • Percentage of art collectors in the U.S. as of February 2018, by age

    • Reasons for collecting art among art collectors in the U.S. as of February 2018

    • Reasons for collecting art among millennial art collectors U.S. 2018

  • 4. Auctions
    • Percentage of the worldwide auction market in 2017, by country

    • Leading artists worldwide in 2018, by auction revenue

    • Leading art auction performances worldwide in 2018, by hammer price

    • Percentage of art auction revenue worldwide 2016/2017, by city and art type

    • Contemporary artworks with the highest auction price worldwide 2017

    • Distribution of fine art auctions in the West by price range 2018

    • Leading auction houses worldwide in 2018 by fine art revenue

    • Sales at public art auctions in the U.S. 2010-2017

    • Leading contemporary artists in the U.S. in 2015/2016, by auction turnover

    • Leading contemporary artists in China in 2018, by auction turnover

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