Vincenzo Agnetti: toward a market rediscovery
Art Market | The work of the historical artist Vincenzo Agnetti “Ritratto d’artista” (1971), estimated between £40,000 and £60,000, was sold for £173,000 in the London Sotheby’s The Italian Sale on 10/15/2015. This sudden rise in price was confirmed in sales that followed at Christies London on 10/16/15 and Sotheby’s Milan on 11/24/15.
Vincenzo Agnetti (1926-1981) built a conceptual and poetic body of work over a 15-year period that received limited support in a specialized milieu, with little general popularity. On March 12, 2015 the Vincenzo Agnetti Archive was born, through the efforts of his family and a scientific committee formed by the art critics Bruno Cora, Marco Meneguzzo, and Giorgio Verzotti. The archive aims to formulate a general catalogue of works and is conceived as a space for research and transmission. Measures were also taken to reassure the art market, and even to influence it, that have had a quasi-immediate impact, as seen in sales of Italian art in autumn 2015. To be followed on the international market.