Curious about views on ArtRank (artrank.com) and surprised there's not a thread here yet that I could find - is it the art world's version of mad money, fast money, etc. with so-called expert picks to move on the stock market? As much as I'm a fan of big data and new ways to use data the artworld seems too opaque to chart with an algorithm - or is it just experts giving an up/down apart from easily identifiable information like gallery representation and exhibition schedule/sales. Some of it seems obvious - like overexposed/overheated artists and undervalued blue chips - most of these seem to have some face validity. Even so some of the "overheated" artists haven't tanked at least in auction. So why are they in the category?
That said, where do others find information on artists' markets apart from the occasional article on Artnet like news.artnet.com/market/buy-sell-hold-hows-the-market-for-jeff-elrod-and-christian-rosa-8328 or watching auction results. For example, in the now dated article (2014) on Jeff Elrod, since then, he has performed strongly in the auction market but appears in the overheated section of ArtRank for last several rankings. How does anyone read this or similar situations?