Ultra-contemporary art is the fastest-growing segment of the art market. We will be holding the world’s first auction to present it to collectors from all over the world.You will be able to display ultra-contemporary art in the metaverse, on VR, AR, XR, MR platforms, store on digital devices or project on wide screens.
Artnet: The Market for Ultra-Contemporary Art
Ultra-contemporary art—our term for work made by artists born after 1974—is the fastest-growing segment of the art market by far.
Copenhagen Biennale: Ultracontemporary art as a response to contemporary political apathy
“Now before it is too late” refers to the artist Thierry Geoffroy’s request for artistic responses to contemporary society. I will discuss this imperative that highlights his art format, Format Art, and which calls for an awareness of the emergencies of today. It is the inspiration for the idea behind the first Ultracontemporary Biennale to take place in Copenhagen in 2017.
Phillips: Introducing ULTRA/NEO, Our Spotlight on Ultra-Contemporary Talent
Phillips is proud to present ULTRA/NEO, a themed series centered on a new generation of rising ultra-contemporary artists. This season, we’re kicking off the series with a focus on Asia, with a lineup of up-and-coming artists from China, Japan and Southeast Asia in our Hong Kong sales.
Art Market Monitor: Rashid Johnson and Nick Cave Among Ultra-Contemporary Highlights in March Sales
Coinciding with New York’s annual Armory show and the subsequent influx of interest around favorite artists in the primary market, the March Contemporary auctions at Phillips, Sotheby’s and Christie’s offer another spotlight on emerging artists. Earlier this month, each house announced its highlights for these auction which feature works by postwar staples such as Wayne Thiebaud, Donald Judd and Lee Bontecou. Familiar blue-chip names like Yayoi Kusama, George Condo and Cecily Brown tend to dominate the sold results in the core market. Yet, the mid-season sales are often less predictable in outcome than the Day and Evening auctions.
ArtFacts: Christian Eisenberger
According to our data, Christian Eisenberger is a ultra-contemporary artist. Christian Eisenberger is a austrian male artist born in Graz (AT) in 1978. Christian Eisenberger’s first verified exhibition was IN(N)´s TAL L´AcTION at Tiroler Künstlerschaft in Innsbruck in 2003, and the most recent exhibition was Parallel Editions Vienna N˚1/21 at Parallel Vienna in Vienna in 2021. Christian Eisenberger is most frequently exhibited in Austria, but also had exhibitions in Germany, Italy and elsewhere. Eisenberger has at least 27 solo shows and 249 group shows over the last 18 years (for more information, see biography). Eisenberger has also been in no less than 27 art fairs and in 4 biennials. A notable show was Painting, Process and Expansion at Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig – MUMOK in Vienna in 2010.
ARTFIXdaily: Phillips and Poly Auction Present A Diverse Array of International Works in the Hong Kong Fall Sales of 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design
Isaure de Viel Castel, Head of 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Phillips Hong Kong, said, “We have been seeing a proliferated desire for International Modern and Contemporary art in Asia in recent years. Therefore, we are thrilled to present such a diverse, strong and vibrant selection of works this November across the Evening and Day Sales in Hong Kong. We are also proud to introduce ULTRA/NEO, a new themed series spotlighting a generation of ultra-contemporary young talents who were born roughly in the parameters of the post-1970, internet era. Presenting a tremendous group of artists who are new to the Asian secondary market alongside Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary masters, this season’s sales offer collectors and art lovers in the region a rare opportunity to acquire and appreciate artworks spanning over 130 years of art history.”
Christie’s: From Classics to Contemporary Art
According to The Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report, in 2019, the largest sector in the global fine art auction market was Post-War and Contemporary art, with a notable shift in recent years to ultra-contemporary works made by in within the last 20 years. In contrast, the market for Impressionist and Modern art and European Old Masters art, which historically was the key driver of auctions, experienced downward trends since the early 2000s. Nonetheless, the world’s top auction records still mainly come from these two categories.
ArtPrice: The strongest price ascensions
The prices of Ultra-Contemporary Art have become as high in Hong Kong as in London and New York. Emily Mae SMITH’s canvas Broom Life, notably, multiplied its high estimate by 20 to finish at $1.6 million. The artist’s record (recently exhibited at Perrotin in Tokyo) has therefore quadrupled in six months. In the days following the sale of Broom Life, two other Mae Smith canvases were offered, one in Hong Kong (Fool Pavilion, Sotheby’s) and the other in New York (Waiting Room, Phillips) and they both followed more or less the same price ascension.