The Master’s ABMB Sales Report

The Master, Judd Tully, has been gathering sales at ArtBasel Miami Beach. Here’s the distilled version of his report:
  • Marianne Boesky Gallery: Kon Trubkovich three 72 by 60 inch paintings from 2012 in oil on linen sold for $25,000 each. Smaller, mixed-media on paper diptychs of Ronnie — featuring the visage of former President and Cold War warrior Ronald Reagan — sold at $5,000 each.
  • Thaddaeus Ropac: Robert Longo’s accomplished and appropriated Untitled (After de Kooning, Woman 1, 1950-52) from 2012 in the region of the $300,000 asking price.
  • Pace Gallery:  Hiroshi Sugimoto’s large-scale photograph, Lightning Fields 222 (2009) sold for $80,000.
  • Sprueth MagersBarbara Kruger’s Buy Low Sell High to an American collector for $275,0000; Andreas Gursky’s jumbo-scaled Bangkok VI from an edition of six for €400,000 ($518,000); Jenny Holzer’s Secret 22 painting from 2012 for $175,000 to an American collector.
  • White Cube, an example of Hirst’s new work, Capaneus from 2012 sold for £600,000 ($962,000).
  • Kukje/Tina Kim Gallery: John Sayegh-Belchatowski’s $5.5-million offer for Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “The Ruffians” from 1982.
  • Helly Nahmad Gallery: Richard Prince’s bloodied Nurse on Horseback to a European collector for close to the $6.5-million asking price.
  • Van de Weghe Fine Art  a late and rare Andy WarholStatue of Liberty from 1986, to another American collector for $3.8 million.
  • Barbara Gladstone Gallery: works by Jim Hodges,Rosemarie TrockelAnish KapoorCarroll Dunham and Allora & Calzadilla sold at prices ranging from $150,000 to over a million dollars
  • Luhring Augustine: Albert Oehlen Untitled (7/94) from 1994 sold to another American collector for a sum under the $1.5-million asking price.

Sales at Art Basel Miami Beach Gather Momentum on the Fair’s Second Day (Artinfo)