Galleri K: Sold a unique work (plus one AP) by Wolfgang Tillmans, Paper Drop (Shadow), 2006 was one of the sales of large-scale photographic work which had an asking price of 95k euros.
Galerie Thomas was happy to report the sale of Blumengarten by Emil Nolde to a European private collector for a price in the region of 1m euros.
The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam was active throughout TEFAF and bought a number of items in different sections of the Fair including The Breach of the Sint Anthonis Dijk at Houtewael (near Amsterdam), after the night of 5th March, 1651, by Jan Asselijn (after 1610-1652), signed with monogram from Haboldt/Pictura
Lowell Libson Ltd: sold Sir Joshua Reynolds’ Dionysius Areopagite, a Nobleman of Athens and Disciple of St Paul, oil on canvas, c. 1772 to a private collector and had an asking price of 950k pounds sterling.
Adam Williams Fine Art Ltd: Still Life with Mice and Vine Leaves by Lucas Luce (1575-1661) was sold to an English collector who normally buys modern art
Judd Tully has another prominent TEFAF sale:
On Saturday, London’s Robilant + Voena sold one of the most expensive works so far noted at TEFAF, as Andy Warhol’s large-scale, 90 by 70 inch “Knives” from 1981-82, executed in synthetic polymer and silkscreen on canvas and blown up from a Polaroid taken by the artist, sold to a European collector in the region of the $3.2 million asking price.
Another similar sized variant sold at Phillips New York in May 2013 for $2,008,000 against a $2-3 million estimate.
Andy Warhol’s “Knives” Hits a High Note at TEFAF (ARTINFO.com)
Applicat Prazan sold Nicolas De Staël, “Agrigente, 1954” was sold at Tefaf for close to €4m. It previously sold at Sotheby’s Paris May 2011 for €2.5m
Artnet’s Eileen Kinsella has these sales:
Marlborough Contemporary sold a new work by sought-after artist Jason Brooks. Hound Lemon (2015), which had an asking price of £60,000 ($63,000),went to a private Belgian collection,
Thaddeaus Ropac sold Georg Baselitz, Rosa Torsa(1993) with an asking price of €1.4 million ($1.48 million)
Axel Vervoordt noted the sale of Gutai founder Jiro Yoshihara’s untitled painting from 1968, the asking price was €550,000, or $581,000
Yufuku Gallery had sold about 25 objects at prices ranging from €20-80,000.
Judd Tully starts the long TEFAF haul with a few sales:
Galerie Gradiva: Thomas Bompard sold seven works, including one of Auguste Rodin’s last bronze sculptures, the sensual and beautifully patinated “Fugit Amor,” depicting a pair of intertwined figures and cast in 1917. It sold in the region of the €1.5 million asking price. The dealer also sold a rare to market Gustave Moreau painting, “Salome in the Garden” from 1878 and last publicly viewed in 1906. Bompard declined to cite a price, though said it was the last Salome in private hands and certainly sold in what would be an auction record, which stands at around $2.1 million.
van de Weghe Gallery: a glittery, silver leaf and oil on canvas, “IBM Towers, Chicago” from 2013 by the New York artist Enoc Perez, sold to a Belgian collector for $75,000.
Karsten Greve where Gotthard Graubner’s grandly scaled wall relief, “Saisschleier II” from 1995-96 in acrylic and mixed media on canvas and synthetic cotton on canvas, sold in the region of €300,000.
TEFAF Opens With Steady Sales (BLOUIN ARTINFO)