Published: May 14, 2002
MADISON, CONN. – In its strongest move to attract new subscribers, Artprice.com, a leader in art market information, has announced that several new databanks have been added to its website. Additionally, it is offering a new subscription plan.
The company’s editor-in-chief, Peter Hastings Falk, announces that all 65,000 biographies in his three-volume Who Was Who in American Art are now accessible on-line. “Even after putting the huge revised edition to press, our research team continued to receive new information every day,” says Falk. “Of course, the beauty of the Internet is that it is the most ideal medium for making our updated records quickly available to researchers.”
These biographies can be found at either Artprice.com or directly at the company’s dedicated department, www.artistbiography.com. In addition to Falk’s historical records, here researchers will also find files on living artists.
The same principle of providing hot updated information applies to the Artprice auction databank. The company’s flagship product, it already contains more than 3 million detailed art auction records covering 270,000 artists. More than 2,000 new records are added every day.
For the first time, Artprice is offering a “3-month Discovery Package” that allows anyone to freely explore the search capabilities of its databanks and services. In addition to price research, collectors can identify when and where works by their favorite artists are appearing at auction before they are sold.
The re-launch of Artprice.com has also allowed its new Econometrics Department to unveil its series of statistical reports showing price levels and indices. If at least five works by an artist have appeared at auction in any year for at last six years, then a valid statistical analysis can be provided. Currently, this requirement shows that there are 2,700 artists who are the most actively traded.
The company has also created a website dedicated to documenting wine prices at auction, called www.wineprice.com. It is also part of the “Discovery Package” and is accessible via the Artprice.com site.
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