India Art Fair, A Few More Sales

Smattering of sales from the India Art Fair via the Economist:
  • Hauser & Wirth reportedly sold a small neon sign by Creed that says “Love”, priced at $85,000, and a painting by Subodh Gupta, a leading Indian contemporary artist, for $263,000.
  • Other Criteria reported several sales of Damien Hirst’s silkscreened Psalm prints with diamond dust, which come in runs of 50 and are priced at £3,500 apiece.
  • The Mumbai-based Sakshi Gallery has been negotiating to sell a six-foot-long buffalo-shaped work by Valay Shende, an Indian artist, priced at $40,000. The work is a tribute to the impoverished farmers who have committed suicide in central India in recent years, and consists of thousands of photo-transfers of the farmers’ faces on button-sized steel discs.

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