Mapping the Art Market in Denmark

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review


    The purpose of this chapter is to study the size and development of the market for visual arts in Denmark during the past 20 years, and how it is composed of private and public demand. The focus is on the market for first-time sale of works of arts of living Danish artists. The reason for this focus is that only this part of the market is crucial for living Danish artists’ income possibilities as artists. The size of this market along with the number of artists supplying that market is crucial to artists’ prospects of making a living from their art. The size of the art market in Denmark is mapped by studying both the supply-side and the demand-side of the market. The method applied in this chapter is a novel contribution to the literature. By collecting information on the public purchase of visual art (demand-side), the sales from galleries and art dealers (supply-side), as well as a survey to artists concerning the distribution of their income from artworks on sale channels and customers (public and private), an estimate of the market for first-time sale of works of art by national artists can be established.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationResearching Art Markets : Past, Present and Tools for the Future
    EditorsElisabetta Lazzaro, Nathalie Moureau, Adriana Turpin
    Number of pages13
    Place of PublicationAbingdon
    Publication date2021
    ISBN (Print)9780367893392, 9780367708320
    ISBN (Electronic)9781003018674
    Publication statusPublished - 2021
    SeriesRoutledge Research in the Creative and Cultural Industries

    Cite this