Using Fine Art Collectors’ purchasing & selling trends
to Better Understand the Fine Art Market

Focusing on public auction sales results for over ten years at top auction houses, Pi-eX offers detailed and insightful analytical reports that enable fine art collectors to better understand the specific dynamics of the fine art market. 

With a unique approach focused on analysing the behavioural trends of art buyers and sellers, Pi-eX reports can bring to light key information, which can be critical when purchasing and/or selling fine art.

The foundation of Pi-eX research is based on three key principals:

  1. Systematic criteria that can be used to specify the type of report required
  2. Standardised graphs that reflect clearly and simply the dynamics of the fine art market: Liquidity, Performance, Volatility
  3. A Pi-eX proprietary database of auction sales from 2007 to the present day, which ensures clean and reliable data.

LEVEL 1 REPORT

Style

Artist

Price Category

Auction House

Location

Timing

Guarantee

Bought-ins

Pi-eX Level 1 reports focus on buyer and sellers trends over the past 10 years for one criteria:

  • Specific artist or group of artists
  • Styles (Old Master, Impressionist, Contemporary, etc.),
  • price category,
  • etc.

All reports are visually standardised, provide granular data and include measures of liquidity, performance and volatility.

FILTER OVERVIEW

Price Category

Auction House

Location

Artwork Type

Pi-eX Filters can provide further segmentations and allow meaningful comparisons to be made across a number of the segments of a Level 1 reports report.
For example, Pi-eX Filters can demonstrate if sellers prefer to use a specific auction house for a specific artist or category versus another or if, for a specific artist or category, buyers have more choice in New York or London. Filters can be customised.

LEVEL 2 REPORT

Price Category

Auction House

Location

Artwork Type

Pi-eX Level 2 reports present a highly-customised focus on buyer and sellers trends over the past 10 years on a range of criteria.
For example Level 2 reports can illustrate fluctuations in the level of liquidity and the volatility of hammer prices overtime of a particular artist whithin a particular price range, or can show the average price range overtime paid by buyers of artworks covered by Third Party guarantees at a particular auction house.

Pi-eX standard charts provide clear comparisons across different filter categories and report levels. Standardisation of the criteria and charts allows for easy comprehension and identification of market trends.

Please contact us at research@pi-ex.co for further information and pricing of reports.

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