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Skate’s: Top Four Online Auction Houses Cleared $144 M. Last Year

In its latest Market NoteScreen-shot-2014-10-02-at-10.49.42-AM-1Skate’s notes that Berlin-based online art trading platform Auctionata published its 2014 results, rising to the number-one spot ahead of peers like Paddle8, Christie’s, and artnet.com with $41 million in gross merchandise value sold, a 148 percent increase from last year’s sales. For comparison, Christie’s online-only sales totaled just $35.1 million last year, a 60 percent jump from 2013. Together, all four platforms generated $144 million and doubled the volume of online trade compared to 2013.

For more details on 2014’s online auction sale results, as well as news about Sotheby’s and Demand Media, which owns Saatchi Art and Society6, head over to Skate’s.

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