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Price databases: artnet

Links to price databases and tips for using them


artnet includes two auction price databases, for fine arts and design, and for  decorative arts. There are records from over 500 auction houses since 1985. Over half of the records include illustrations. The library subscribes to the price database only, and not to the analytics report packages, Pro news, or any intelligence reports after spring 2021.  


How to log in to the artnet databases:

artnet is accessed by the Institute's single sign-on system.  So ensure you follow a link from the library website (such as this page), Canvas, or another link provided by the Institute. You will be taken to the page below: choose the log in link in the top right hand corner:



Following this link will take you straight to a page from where you can access the two price databases:



artnet is very helpful for finding out information on specific sales or lots. You can use it to discover estimate and achieved sales prices, technical information about the size and material construction of a work, record sales and cross-compare sale prices by date.


For the artnet newsletter, sign up at the foot of the news page. artnet's other services include a twice-yearly Intelligence Report (SIA has access to reports up to spring 2021) an A-Z of artists, and artist monographs.