According to renowned economist Dr. Clare McAndrew, Founder of Arts Economics: “The auction sector provides one of the main large-scale, international, and publicly available information sources on individual transactions in the art market. Even though the results of many auction sales are in the public domain, aggregating data within this part of the market is not without issues, particularly on a global scale, with some auction houses publishing limited, selective, or no results at all.”
The Artory Registry acts as the world’s premier auction data aggregator. Beyond showing just transaction results, however, Artory’s impressive Object Matching Software compiles transaction records by artwork. This unique feature on Artory enables an object-oriented timeline view where transactions about the same artwork have been consolidated into one artwork record.
Artworks are the backbone of the data accessible to the public on Artory. These artwork records contain aggregated data on transaction history, registration history, provenance, and exhibition history. You can also search by individual transaction and registration records as shown in the image below.
The 333 figure refers to the number of artworks by Sean Scully in our database, while the 577 figure refers to the number of transactions and registration records attributed to Sean Scully in our database.