E-Resources - Price Databases

Use the below databases to access sale results from hundreds of auction houses and catalogs.

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ArtFact Professional - see Invaluable below Auction Database

ArtNet – Price Database Auction Database
Fine and Decorative Art Auctions database with over 2.9 million records from over 500 auction houses since 1985. Over half of the records include illustrations. Over 1,000 galleries are featured. The library subscribes to the Price Database only. Market Trends are not covered by the subscription.

Artprice Auction Database
Databank of 21 million auction prices and indices, detailed auction results and 309,000 artists. Lists upcoming auctions for over 2900 auction houses. Archive of 270,000 fine art auction catalogues. Artists’ reports, art market key figures and trends by country.

Artvalue Auction DatabaseFree Online Resources
(Free resource – students can create their own login and password)
Based on the Guides Mayer with over 4.75 million auction sale results for paintings, watercolors, drawings, sculptures, and selected prints & photographs. The Artvalue online database includes over 160,000 artists who have appeared at auction since 1987.

AskART Image ResourceAuction Database
AskART is an online database that covers more than 250,000 artists (120,000 American artists) from the early 16th century through the present. AskART offer extensive biographical information about American artists as well as book and periodical references, along with International artists' auction records and images. Over 6,000 museums and dealers are also referenced. As a member of AskART, one has complete access to information about the artists’ biographies, auction records, financial graphics, magazine ads pre-1998, and images. More information.

Gordon's Photography Price Annual Online Auction Database
(SIA students and faculty, please consult Librarians for SIA log-in credentials)
Over 330,000 international auction and dealer sales for photographs of all styles and periods. Entries encompass 19th, 20th, and 21st century photographs as well as books and periodicals with original photographs. The database includes auction sales from the present to January 1st, 1970.

Gordon's Print Price Annual Online Auction Database
(SIA students and faculty, please consult Librarians for SIA log-in credentials)
More than 1.25 million international auction results cover Old Master, Modern, and Contemporary Fine Prints; Decorative, Historical, Sporting, Topographical, Natural History, Botanical, and Japanese Prints; Fine Art, Vintage and Film Posters; Illustrated books, Livres d’Artiste, Books and Periodicals with Original Graphics; Picasso Ceramics. Sale dates from present to January 1st, 1985.

Invaluable (formerly ArtFact) Auction Database
(SIA students and faculty, please consult Librarians for SIA log-in credentials)
The Price Archive offers online access to information from hundreds of auction catalogues. Past Auction Prices includes prices of everything from fine art to film memorabilia with strengths in decorative and applied arts coverage from the past 15 years. The Artist Database information on over 500,000 international artists, and featuring over 2 million works of art sold or upcoming at auction.

Mayer Auction Prices - 1963-1987 - via ArtPriceAuction Database
Browse scanned copies of the annual issues of the Mayer Annuaire International des Ventes for 1963 to 1987.

Mireur Dictionnaire des Ventes d'Art 1700-1900 - via ArtPriceAuction Database
Browse scanned copies of the H. Mireur dictionary of art sales covering sales in France and abroad for 1700 - 1900. Search first by artist. Entries provide a very brief bio of the artist and list of sales with year of sale, title of work and price realized. Some entries have additional information.

Prices 4 AntiquesAuction Database
searchable database of past auction prices for antiques, collectibles, and fine art. The database includes: Auction sales history information, 1999 to present ; Full color images for every record ; Search by keyword, classification, origin or date ; Reference notes with biographical & historical information ; Data from large & small auctions nationwide.