Art Fairs
Marion Maneker0June 16, 2011

ArtBasel Sales, Carol Vogel Edition

The theme of Carol Vogel’s ArtBasel 42 report is that galleries sell works by artists featured at the Venice Biennale a few days later in Basel:
  • Michael Werner Gallery: Enrico David “Study for a Body as a Dog’s Training Camp,” a large sculpture made this year. It is fashioned from black automotive rubber and depicts a man encircled in chains. The buyer was an Italian collector who had seen Mr. David’s show in Venice. The price: around $100,000.
  • Gladstone Gallery: Allora & Calzadilla“Lifesaver Manhole” (2011), a sculpture of a bright-orange life preserver from which hangs a black manhole cover [...] sold to an Australian collector on Tuesday for $110,000
  • Luhrig Augustine: Glenn Ligon “Masquerade #1,” a 2006 black-and-white canvas with coal dust on its surface, to a British collector for $225,000.

Stars of Venice Shine in Basel (New York Times)