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Returns of Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary European Paintings 1962-1991

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  • Madeleine DE LA BARRE
  • Sophie DOCCLO
  • Victor GINSBURGH

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We construct returns and quantity indices for Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary painting over the last thirty years, using the results of public auctions. In particular, we isolate the large swing in prices during the late 1980s; from results on individual artists, we also conclude that the randomness in the behaviour of prices is very limited, once the behaviour of the aggregate market in known.

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Article provided by ENSAE in its journal Annals of Economics and Statistics.

Volume (Year): (1994)
Issue (Month): 35 ()
Pages: 143-181

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Handle: RePEc:adr:anecst:y:1994:i:35:p:06

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  1. Orley Ashenfelter & Kathryn Graddy, 2011. "Sale Rates and Price Movements in Art Auctions," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 101(3), pages 212-16, May.
  2. Fabian Bocart & Ken Bastiaensen & Peter Cauwels, 2011. "The 1980s Price Bubble on (Post) Impressionism," ACEI Working Paper Series AWP-03-2011, the Association for Cultural Economics International, revised Nov 2011.
  3. Bronwyn Coate & Tim R.L. Fry, 2012. "Better off Dead? Prices Realised for Australian Paintings Sold at Auction," ACEI Working Paper Series AWP-02-2012, the Association for Cultural Economics International, revised Feb 2012.

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