The Master, Judd Tully, gathered these sales at TEFAF:
- one of the long-standing and great European postwar dealers, the gallery sold a large, glazed, and polychrome terra cotta Lucio Fontana vase, “Concetto Spaziale” from 1952, in the region of €350,000.
Christophe van de Weghe
- sold Robert Mangold’s trapezium shaped 96 by 119 inch abstraction “Plane/Figure VI” from 1992, in acrylic and pencil on paper, for $650,000 to a European collector.
Jack Kilgore Gallery
- Franz von Stuck’s large-scale “Der Drachentoter (The Dragon Slayer)” from 1913, featuring the armor costumed hero embracing a standing nude female figure, sold in the region of the $2.1 million asking price.
- a late Symbolist work by Edgard Maxence, “Rosa Mystica (The Mystery of the Rose)” from 1918 and measuring 64 1/4 inch in diameter, in the region of $450,000.
Stephen Ongpin Fine Art
- sold Jacob Adriaensz Backer’s “A young Boy in a plumed cap” in black chalk with traces of red chalk for €11.000.
- Govaert Flinck’s “Portrait of a Painter,” possibly a self-portrait for €70,000.
- a Post-Sasanian, Umayyad Period, circa 8th-century A.D. gilt silver wine vessel with engraved bird motifs for $275,000
- a striking, standing female figure from the Egyptian Middle Kingdom, Dynasty XII, from 1900-1820 B.C. in granite and just 12 inches high, which went for $225,000.
- North West Coast American “Shaman’s Rattle: male figure riding on raven” from the 19th century, in wood and twine, for approximately $80,000 to a fellow exhibitor who bought it for his private collection
Haboldt Pictura Fina Arts
- “Still life with an Ivory goblet, pears, nuts, and a knife on marble sculpted table” by the German painter Georg Hinz for €245,000.
TEFAF 2016 Sees Upbeat Sales on Opening Day (BLOUIN ARTINFO)
Artnet’s news service listed these sales:
- Alberto Biasi (approximately $122,000)
- Turi Simeti (about $45,000)
- Paulo Scheggi
- and Lucio Fontana.
- sold Otto Piene’s Untitled from 1969 to a private collector.
Thomas Salis Art & Design
- Paul Delvaux’s La grand Allée (1964), sold for over $2.2 million (€2 million) to a German collector.
Pearl Lam Gallery
- sold works, each priced around $250,000, that were fresh from the studio of artist Su Xiaobai.
- sold six pieces including the booth’s showpiece: Pierre Auguste Renoir’s Au Bord de l’Eau (1885).
- A painting titled The Adoration of the Shepherds, by an artist known as Master of the Annunciation to the Shepherds (said to have been active around the first half of the 17th century in Naples), sold to a private collector for the asking price of $2 million (€1.8 million).
- A set of three 17th-century wood crosses, Christ and the two thieves, by Georg Petel, sold for $892,000 (€800,000) to an American collector
- Gregorio Fernandez’s wood sculpture Saint Benedict of Nursia, sold for $500,000 (€450,000), also to a US collector.
- Heinz Mack’s Untitled (1959-1960) sold to a German collector
Galerie Nachst St. Stephan
- Sales included two works on paper by Helmut Federle for $13,300 (€12,000) each, including Untitled (1981)
TEFAF Sales Report 2016 (artnet News)
Colin Gleadell published these sales in the Telegraph:
Talabardon & Gautier
- an early painting by Rembrandt, discovered unattributed and with a $200 estimate at an auction in New Jersey. They ended up paying $1 million for it, and sold it before the fair to the Leiden collection in New York reportedly for over $3 million.
- an 18th-century marble bust of Roma by Vincenzo Pacetti, spotted in a provincial UK saleroom last year where it was catalogued as by an unknown 19th-century artist and sold for around £42,000
- sold over 50 pieces in the first four days including a Tang Dynasty pottery horse for around €100,000, and six pottery warriors of the Han dynasty for €40,000 to American, Chinese and European clients.
- seven sales for approximately €12 million on the first day: a 17th-century floral still life by Roelandt Savery, described by Sotheby’s George Gordon as “in a class of its own”, which sold to the Mauritshuis museum for €6.5 million; and a large biblical scene of Christ recruiting the fishermen, Saints Peter and Andrew, by the 17th-century baroque artist Luca Giordano, priced at €2 million.
Sydney L Moss
- Four netsuke sold for up to £30,000 each
- sold a screen print of Ingrid Bergman by Andy Warhol for €85,000.
- drawings by the Ukranian avant garde artist Alexander Bogomazov, priced from €15,000 to €1.5 million each. On the opening day, five sold, including two to the Kröller-Müller Museum.
Art Sales: TEFAF’s top lots (Telegraph)
The New York Times recorded this sale:
- a six-foot-eight-inch-high nail painting, “Weiss (White),” by the Zero Group artist Günther Uecker, priced at $2 million, was sold to a European buyer at the preview.
Tefaf Faces Competitive Headwinds (The New York Times)