Georgina Adam has the sales report from Art Dubai in her Financial Times column:
Galerie In Situ: headdresses by hot-hot-hot Benin artist Meschac Gaba, which sold for $19,500 at .
Grey Noise: “Great Expectation”, images of the moon by Igra Tanveer, to Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, for $5,000 each (he bought all three editions).
Ayyam: an edition of quirky sculptures by Nadim Karam at $7,000.
Pilar Corrias: a large framed manuscript by Shahzia Sikander for $150,000 . . .
Belgian collector Guy Ullens went on a $1m spree to acquire Middle Eastern artists, buying Ahmad Mater at Athr gallery, Ramin and Rokni Haerizadeh at Isabelle van den Eynde and Pascale Martine Tayou at Continua. He also reserved Ahmed Moualla’s 12-metre long “Power and People” (2011), an apocalyptic scene that references the Arab Spring, for $300,000 at Atassi Gallery.
The Art Market: Players on the Gulf Course (Financial Times)