Wednesday, January 18, 2012

By the numbers: international edition

2          the number of women artists included in the 202 works donated to the Art Gallery of New South Wales by the Kaldor Family Collection 

8.8      the number in millions of visitors to the Louvre last year

13        the number of hedge fund operators in the 2011 ArtNews Top 100 collectors list

24       the height in meters of the Richard Serra sculpture recently installed in Qatar

50       the percentage of the 700 acknowledged Rembrandt paintings that have been reattributed over the last 100 years

70       the number in degrees which when coupled with 50% relative humidity provides the climate required by international museums lending major art works to other institutions 

94       total number in millions of dollars paid for eight Gerhard Richter paintings in the last Sotheby’s auction

122     number in hundreds of thousands of dollars exchanged as ransom for René Magritte’s painting Olympia stolen in 2009

18,000   the number of spots Damien Hirst plans to apply to a 16 x 41 cm canvas for the opening of his spot painting exhibition 

50,000  the estimated number of art works made by Pablo Picasso in his lifetime

89,000  the number of dollars paid by the Warsaw Museum of Modern Art for a concentration camp LEGO construction set made by Polish artist Zbigniew Libera