The Armory Show issued its final sales report on Sunday:
11R (New York)
- Jackie Saccoccio, three abstract paintings sold for $45,000 each
- Mika Tajima, two textile works, $30,000 each.
- Evan Nesbit, three acrylic and burlap paintings, $12,000 each.
- Jeronimo Elespe, painting, $14,000
- Moira Dryer, 1989 drawing, $14,000
Allan Stone Projects (New York)
- Wayne Thiebaud, three works sold ranging from $25,000 to $500,000
Cardi Gallery (Milan)
- Pino Pinelli, three works for $30,000 – $85,000
INK Studio (Beijing)
- “At The Armory Show 2016, INK studio has made several sales of the artist Zheng Chongbin’s works, including the iconic Unfolding Landscape, from the artist’s new Land Art series, which sold to a top New York museum.”
- “We sold two editions of #blacktivist by Mario Pfeifer, a 2-channel video installation, each priced at $15,000. In addition to sales, we had tremendous interest in the piece and were able to promote the work for upcoming institutional exhibitions in Portugal, Germany, and the United States.” – Raphael Oberhuber, Director
James Cohan (New York)
- Trenton Doyle Hancock work sold for $80,000
- Elias Sime collage sold for $90,000
Leila Heller Gallery (New York and Dubai)
- Ed Ruscha work on paper for $550,000
Luce Gallery (Turin)
- “This year we had a solo booth by Davide Balliano. We had a very strong response from collectors and the booth was sold out all works at $10,000 – $15,000 on the day of the preview.” – Nikola Cernetic, Owner
Pippy Houldsworth Gallery (London)
- “We have had great success with sales this year, particularly with Luke Diiorio’s striking new work. We are also thrilled with the reaction to Clem Crosby’s paintings, five of which have sold, especially in light of this being his first outing in New York.” – Pippy Houldsworth, Owner
Eva Presenhuber (Zurich)
- Ugo Rondinone stone sculpture for $350,000
Marianne Boesky (New York)
- Dashiell Manley, three paintings sold between $20,000 and $30,000
- Sold several works from Nunzio and Alberto Burri, ranging from $40,000 to $700,000
Rodolphe Janssen (Brussels)
- “We are delighted to have placed works by, amongst others, Davide Balula, Sayre Gomez and Torbjørn Rødland in both North American and European collections.”
Galerie Schultz (Berlin)
- Georg Baselitz oil on canvas $400,000
- Gerhard Richter oil on newspaper for $170,000
Spruth Magers (Berlin, London and Los Angeles)
- Sterling Ruby work for $175,000
Tim Taylor (London)
- Richard Patterson, two paintings, $100,000 and $250,000
Thaddeus Ropac (Paris and Salzburg)
- Sold works by Richard Artschwager, and Robert Longo, among others
Two Palms (Los Angeles)
- “We are pleased to have sold more than half of the 11 large monotypes by Cecily Brown at $66,000 each and have holds on works by major New York museums.”
- David Haines, a dozen works on paper for $25,000 each
Katya Kazakina came up with these sales:
Victoria Miro gallery
- The 2016 diptych by Nigerian-born artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby priced at $75,000 sold to a museum
Galerie Poggi & Galerie Tanja Wagner
- One piece by Kapwani Kiwangapriced at $10,000, sold on the first day.
James Cohan Gallery
- Trenton Doyle Hancock work sold for $80,000.
- Ethiopian Elias Sime’s collage sold for $90,000.
Jack Shainman Gallery
- sold a small 1991 painting of a black face with golden halo by Kerry James Marshall for $250,000.
- Barkley Hendricks sold for $200,000. “I could have sold it a 100 times,” Shainman said.
- sold three photographs by Dana Lixenberg of black residents of the Imperial Courts housing project in Los Angeles, each priced at 6,000 euros ($6,600).
Galerie Eva Presenhuber
- placed two paintings by Los Angeles-based Henry Taylor for $60,000 and $35,000.
The Stevenson Gallery
- had success with Zanele Muholi’s black-and-white photograph of a black woman with ropes around her neck and a stool on her head, selling out an edition of eight with each piece priced at $6,500.
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Georgina Adam reported from the ADAA show:
- paintings by Hernan Bas all sold or reserved on first day, €30,000-€200,000
- Ron Gorchov layered, shaped canvases ($120,000, two sold)
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Judd Tully walked the floor to get these sales:
- Artschwager’s “Rocket” from 1971 sold for $350,000
- Robert Longo’s “Untitled (Cosmonaut Tereshkova, First Woman in Space)” from 2015, had a reserve from an undisclosed museum at $650,000, but hadn’t sold as of press time.
- sold Kara Walker’s “For Idioms of Negro Art, #1 folk,” from 2015, at an undisclosed six figure price.
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ArtNews grabbed these sales:
Three big Kehinde Wileys, all three are from the same series, recently made, of a similar size, and they sold quickly:
Roberts & Tilton
- Equestrian Portrait of Prince Tommaso of Savoy-Carignan (2015) for $250,000
Galerie Daniel Templon
- Jose Alberto de la Cruz Diaz and Luis Ninez (2016) for $250,000
- Equestrian Portrait of Philip III (2016) for $300,000.
- Sterling Ruby’s big sculpture M S40-2947 (2010)went for $200,000.
- sold out its booth, Frank Stella’s Split Star (2015) going for $850,000.
- sales included a Cory Arcangel video featuring Lindsay Lohan over a pool of rippling water ($60,000)
- a multicolored Spencer Finch light work ($50,000)
Day two from the Armory Show:
Alan Cristea Gallery (London)
- The gallery sold multiple works by Julian Opie, Sol LeWitt, Frank Stella, early Jim Dine pieces and works from the Josef and Anni Albers estate, which the gallery represents.
Bugada & Cargnel (Paris)
- The gallery has sold nine of its ten Claire Tabouret paintings to multiple collectors.
Galerie Eva Presenhuber (Zurich)
- The gallery sold a sculpture by Ugo Rondinone for $350,000.
Galerie Daniel Templon (Paris)
- Anne-Claudia Coric, Executive Director says: “We’ve sold works by Ivan Navarro, Chiharu Shiota, Kehinde Wiley and Robert Rauschenberg. The Kehinde Wiley sold for $250,000 and we’ve sold many Shiota canvases which sell for $40,000 each and several sculptures between $20,000 and $50,000. We sold the Ivan Navarro in our booth for $150,000.”
Honor Fraser (Los Angeles)
- The gallery reported a number of sales of works by several artists, including work by Brenna Youngblood, Ry Rockland, and Victoria Fu.
Leila Heller Gallery (New York, Dubai)
- The gallery reported the sale of a historic self portrait by Henri Matisse. The work was acquired by a private collector in New York for a price between $75,000-$85,000.
Michel Rein (Paris, Brussels)
- The gallery reported the sale of a Jimmie Durham sculpture for a price between $60,000-80,000 within the first few minutes of the fair. Further sales include two artworks by the young American artist, Abigail DeVille for around $15,000,
- The gallery reported the sale of Irma Blank’s Radical Writings, Exercitium, 26-4-88, 1988, at $22,000 to a collector from California, as well as Irma Blank’s Ur-schrift ovvero Avant-testo, 30-9-2000, at $35,000 to a collector from Miami.
Timothy Taylor Gallery (London)
- The gallery reported sales of Richard Patterson pieces, including Christina with Dutch Door (2015) at $100,000 and Dr. Soaper (2015) at $250,000.
Salon94 at ADAA
- early paintings by Marilyn Minter was more than two thirds sold out. Several of the paintings ranging in price from $30,000 to $160,000 sparked fierce competition during the fair’s VIP opening.
Bloomberg’s Katya Kazakina had this mix of sales:
- sold a majestic life-size sculpture of a horse by Deborah Butterfield, priced at $425,000.
Salon 94 gallery
- seven paintings by Marilyn Minter at between $30,000 and $160,000.
- placed three works by New York artist Mika Tajima, each at $18,000.
At the ADAA, Artsy recorded these sales:
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
- a $450k sale of one of their Beauford Delaney paintings
- “strong sales throughout the preview” on paintings by Hernan Bas, which range from $30k–200k each
- two Bill Traylor works, each priced over $100k, had sold
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Judith Benhamou-Huet had this sales information:
Paris gallery Bugada-Cargnel
- sold (for between 7,000 and 56,000 euros) five canvases by the French painter Claire Tabouret (born in 1981) who currently lives in Los Angeles. Last year she was shown in the permanent collection of the Pinault Foundation in Venice.
The Armory Show issued these sales late on Wednesday:
Marianne Boesky (New York)
- sale of three paintings by Dashiell Manley priced between $20,000- $30,000.
- Sales included Bosco Sodi and Marius Bercea
- three works by Pino Pinelli for $30,000 – $85,000
- a large work by African artist, Elias Sime, within the first hour of opening.
- Owner, Sean Kelly reports: “Works by Jose Dávila are flying out the door. Our Kehinde Wiley sculpture sold for $375,000 and the painting on the outside wall also by Wiley for $375,000.”
- The gallery reported a range of sales from $40,000 for works by Nunzio to $700,000 Alberto Burri.
- The gallery reported placing new museum acquisitions — a newly completed Njideka Akunyili Crosby work and a key Kara Walker piece, For Idioms of Negro Art, #1 folk, 2015.
- sales included two works on paper by Alma Thomas and a major painting by Charmion von Wiegand, a personal friend of Mondrian.
- Sales included a Sterling Ruby at $175,000.
- The gallery reported selling out of their Zaneli Muholi edition.
- The gallery reported a sold out booth within the first hour of the VIP Preview Day.
David Zwirner (New York, London)
- The gallery reported works sold by Wolfgang Tillmans, with multiple reserves including Carol Bove, Suzan Frecon, Yayoi Kusama, Sherrie Levine, Oscar Murillo, Michael Riedel.