Thursday, July 10, 2014

Numbers: international edition

57     the number in billions of dollar a year that is the estimated size of the contemporary art market

69     the number in thousands of square feet that is the footprint of the three buildings occupied by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

74     the percentage of people making a living from the arts in New York who are white

75     the number of artists in New York thought to earn seven figure sums from their work

75     the number of plane and truck shipments needed to get all the work delivered to the Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum in New York

80      the percentage of visitors who are attracted by temporary exhibitions when they visit the famously successful Tate in London

200    the figure in millions of dollars that represents the estimated value of the works in the Jeff Koons retrospective

246    the number in millions of dollars that British artist Damien Hirst was said to be worth in 2012

100    the number in thousands of square feet that will be the footprint of the dealer gallery Hauser Wirth & Schimmel when it opens in Los Angeles

1575  the estimated number of art museums in the United States

1964   the year American critic Arthur Danto coined the phrase ‘The art world’