Jaune Quick-to-See Smith's work has received ongoing institutional support, but her price momentum is recent, as the market rediscovers artists it had previously excluded.
The design market's favorite Surrealist-inspired makers of functional art have seen a market explosion as the estate and some of their heirs sell into a ravenous market.
New York's $3.19 billion art sales reveal much about the state of the art market.
Christie's sold $421m in art by Modigliani, Rothko, Jeff Koons, Jean-Michel Basquiat and others to close out a $3bn season.
Sotheby's The Now made $45 million and its Contemporary Evening sale made $269 million as the art market showed more demand that expected.
Phillips Auction sells $139 million in Contemporary and Modern art in stable market.
Sotheby's sale of William Paley and David Solinger's art boosts the Modern total to $391m with Mondrian, de Kooning, Picasso and Giacometti leading the sales.
Paul Allen's $1.6 billion art collection is a never-to-be repeated event. But that doesn't mean its success can't tell us a lot about the state of the art market.
Paul Allen's $115 million Day sale gives the market a better indication of whether buyers were attracted to the art works or Allen's place in history.
Paul Allen's collection of art sold for $1.5 billion at Christie's. The proceeds will go to fund the Paul Allen Foundation.