Detailed profiles of the artist's life and career. The subjects and sites depicted in their art, and the history of how their works entered the market. Sales results are analysed and the most significant sales records are listed with images of their 10 highest results at public sale.
News & Reviews
Regular auction and exhibition reviews. Commentaries on the most important issues of the day in the Aboriginal art market. Written by industry professionals and compiled by Adrian Newstead.
Quality artworks by artists in the top 200 being deaccessioned by collectors and institutions. These are accompanied by a current market valuation prepared by Adrian Newstead who acts as a broker between the current owners and potential buyers.
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Secondary market performance graph from 2000 - 2016
Current AIAM100 Index
The AIAM100 Index gives an indication of the general health of the industry, which is currently down 9% on average since 2000.
What is ‘The AIAM100’?
The AIAM100 is an index that measures the health of the Australian indigenous art market. The index is calculated at the end of each year using sales at public auction as listed by the Australian Art Sales Digest. The records of the 100 most successful artists are added together to create the AIAM100 market index. This gives both an annual result for the art market as a whole and updates each individual artist's yearly and career ranking. This provides a numerical list of the most important artists of the entire movement. Detailed profiles, market analysis and performance indicators are provided for each artist along with the artworks that have achieved their ten highest results at auction.
The AIAM100 provides professional advice on the Indigenous art market thereby serving the interests of artists, galleries and collectors.