Photo: Patrick McMullan.
More than a hundred galleries will set up shop next week at the 12th edition of SP Arte, in São Paulo, Brazil. The fair's national focus is strong, with some seventy percent of the galleries coming from within the country, so the fair provides a temperature check on the market for Brazilian artists.
Ahead of the fair, which runs April 7-10, we offer some statistics on the top-selling Brazilian artists at auction over the last ten years, organized by total dollar amount of works sold. Since volume doesn't tell the whole story, we also give their average auction price as well as details on their highest prices to date.