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  • Hislop's Art Sales Index, Book and CD-ROM 2007

    Posted January 29, 2007

    Hislop's Art Sales Index 2007, 38th Annual Edition auction record compendium contains over 155,000 auction sales results for paintings, prints, works on paper, sculptures, miniatures, and photographs by nearly 40,000 artists of all nationalities and all time periods that sold at nearly 3,000 art auctions held at over 500 international auction houses between August 2005 and August 2006. Minimum selling prices for inclusion in the Index are $745 for paintings and works on paper, $1780 for miniatures and sculpture, $3475 for prints and photographs, and $8550 for "style of," "after," "circle of," and so on. In other words, this is the reference to use if you buy, sell, or collect better quality art and require the art price database you use to exercise some degree of selectivity in the types of auction results they publish. Each entry contains the artist's name, birth and death dates (when available), nationality, century when active, title or description of the art, medium, dimensions, auctioneer, date of sale, lot number, selling price (in dollars, pounds, and Euros), and a notation as to whether the piece illustrated in the sale catalogue.

    The book also contains a list of all catalogued auctions, an alphabetical index of artist-name cross references (artists known by more than one name), instructions on how to read entries, and an auction season analysis.

    Those of you who prefer CD-ROM art price database research can use the Art Sales Index CD-ROM 2007-- over 2.7 million auction records for nearly 250,000 artists whose art has sold at international auctions over the past 50 years. Art Sales Index CD-ROM is notable for its comprehensive search capabilities. You can search by artist, title, medium, date, and a variety of other variables all on the same screen, all at once. You do not have to search term-by-term, screen-by-screen as you do with similar art price database products.

    Hislop's Art Sales Index 2007, 38th Annual Edition edited by Duncan Hislop. Art Sales Index, Ltd., Egham, Surrey, England, 2006, hardbound, 2352 pages, 8 1/2 by 12 inches. $225.

    Art Sales Index CD-ROM 2007 edited by Duncan Hislop. Art Sales Index, Ltd., Egham, Surrey, England, 2005. Initial one-year subscription, $499; annual subscription update, $180.

    Order from LTB Gordonsart, Inc., 13201 N. 35th Avenue, Suite B-20 Phoenix, AZ 85029, USA. Or call 1-800-892-4622, or order directly from the Gordonsart website.

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