From a breakdown of the African contemporary art market to an in-depth look at how the art market has changed over 30 years, here are the highlights.

As you might glean from the smokestacks on the cover, this fall 2019 edition of the artnet Intelligence Report advances a thesis: that over the past 30 years, the art world has evolved into an art industry. Once the modestly sized province of connoisseurs, passion-driven dealers, and hobbyist collectors, the art business today exists as an interconnected global network dominated by multibillion-dollar corporations and swashbuckling, profit-minded investors who care about numbers as much, if not more, than they care about the art itself.

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