Georgina Adam had these sales in the FT:
Ancient & Modern’s showing of paintings by Jan Pleitner ($9,000-$20,000) were among the booths that had a sellout weekend.
October Gallery placed a number of masks by Bénin artist Romuald Hazoumè ($19,000-$21,000).
Sperone Westwater said Charles LeDray’s “Rainbow” (2012-14) went to a “major US institution” for about $350,000.
Alexander Gray sold out a solo display of 1970s work by Jack Whitten ($45,000-$300,000)
Pace sold all its James Turrell holograms from 2004-08 at $100,000 each. But new works by Jacob Kassay were selling sluggishly at $25,000-$50,000.
Eileen Kinsella has Artnet’s sales report from the Armory:
Marlborough Gallery: sold out the entire edition of nine of the small bronze Kissing Couple 2013, by Tom Otterness, at prices around US$50,000 to US$60,000, as well as a unique stainless steel Otterness sculpture for over US$130,000, Sad Sphere (2014); a polished oil on canvas by Stephen Hannock, Incendiary Nocturne: Golden Rockets, Emerald Sky (Mass MoCA #210) (2014), sold for about US$100,000; and a mixed-media work on canvas by Juan Genoves, Arido (2013), sold for about US$150,000.
Galerie Thomas: sold Imi Knoebel’s Anima Mundi 3-2 (2013) for US$52,500 and Damien Hirst’s diminutive spin painting Beautiful Exploding Spinning Spiral Painting (1993) for US$11,500.
Cardi Gallery sold out of 12 works by Chicago-based artist Scott Short. Each of the paintings were priced at US$30,000.
Lehmann Maupin both Teresita Fernández works sold. The larger one, a 30-panel piece titled Nocturnal (30 Nights) (2013), sold in the range of US$150,000 to US$200,000. Klara Kristalova’s sculpture Seated Flower, 2014, as well as one of her drawings in the range of US$27,500 to US$41,000; four works from Do Ho Suh’s “Specimens” series (2011–2013) priced at US$20,000 to US$100,000; and Micakalene Thomas’s Hair Portrait #18 (2013) in the range of US$50,000 to US$75,000.
Lisson Gallery sold a Carmen Herrera for about $100,000. Other sales included works by Haroon Mirza, Julian Opie, and Spencer Finch at prices ranging from US$20,000 to US$100,000.
Sprüth Magers sold A suite of nine black and white photographs by Bernd + Hilla Becher, Water Towers: (Haus) (2010) sold for US$123,000
David Zwirner sold a new inkjet print on canvas work by Jordan Wolfson for US$30,000. The highlight sale at Zwirner was a new Oscar Murillo work (four panels made of metals) at US$400,000. [Note: Judd Tully has same sale for $200k below]
Sean Kelly Gallery: Kaye Donachie, Absence Without Want (2014), for US$36,800; The Cloud – Rabbit, (2013), by Leandro Erlich, (one of an edition of three), for US$45,000; After Duchamp (Bicycle Wheel) (2014) by Idris Khan, for US$90,000; Frank Thiel,Perito Moreno #17 (2012/2013), for US$44,000; and an ink and watercolor on paper by Sun Xun, entitled The Time Vivarium – 04 (2013), for US$8,000.
Katya Kazakina is back at it:
Thaddaeus Ropac: A Chinese client purchased a 10-foot-tall painting by Georg Baselitz for $660,000. Robert Longo’s large photo-realist drawing depicting a Burning Man scene went to an American buyer for $380,000.
James Fuentes: ”90 percent of the works were sold, with prices ranging from $3,000 to $14,000.”
Eleven Rivington: five hand-sewn bundles of stuffed colorful clothes on plywood pedestals by Aiko Hachisuka, a Los-Angeles-based artist, were quickly snatched up, with prices ranging from $6,500 to $8,500. Belgian collector Alain Servais said he bought one of the pieces; another went to a trustee of the New Museum in New York, the gallery said.
Marianne Boesky: solo presentation of work by South Africa-based artist Serge Alain Nitegeka resembled a giant maze of overlapping plywood beams and suspended shipping containers. The barricade-like structure masked the entrance to the booth hung with five large paintings made with plywood and roof paint. Priced at $10,000 to $25,000, they quickly sold to private collectors, the gallery said.
Roberts & Tilton: striped silkscreen diptych by Israel Lund, sold for $36,000 to a longtime West Coast client “who will ultimately give it to a museum,” co-owner Bennett Roberts said in an interview.
Judd Tully’s Armory report is out:
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac: Tony Cragg, “Distant Cousin,” from 2008, in 1,250 kilograms of stainless steel, for $1 million ; Tom Sachs, “Untitled (United States),” from 2014, for $200,000. An American collector bought both works.
Jack Shainman Gallery: Kerry James Marshall’s “Ecce Homo,” from 2008, 29- by 24-inch acrylic on PVC panel painting sold for $175,000; Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s “2 PM Salamanca,” $60,000; Leslie Wayne’s color-charged, trompe l’oeil “Paint Rag #33,” from 2013, for $16,000.
Spruth Magers: Rosemarie Trockel’s glazed ceramic wall piece, “Ubung” (Practice), from 2011, €110,000; as well as, “Untitled,” from 1986, for €650,000. Louise Lawler’s “Keeping Yourself,” from 2007-08, for $40,000.
Pilar Corrias Gallery Ken Okiishi eight of his untitled, robot assisted paintings behind Plexiglas sold at prices ranging from $8,000 to $17,000.
David Zwirner: Oscar Murillo’s ambitious four-panel work, “Tension 2,” from 2014, for $200,000.
Report: Armory Show Contemporary Sees Bursts of Sales at VIP Opening (Blouin Artinfo)
Katya Kazakina gathered some some comments and some sales reports at the ADAA opening last night:
“There are fewer dealers who are bringing Impressionist and modern art to the fair,” said David Nash, co-owner of Mitchell-Inness and Nash gallery in New York, which has participated in the show since 2003. “Clearly the market is very excited by contemporary art at the moment.”
“The first hour was extraordinary,” [Stefania Bortolami] said. “Some of the people who were here today have never been to my gallery. And now they might come by because we had a nice chat and they liked the work. That’s invaluable.”
Sean Kelly: eight glittering paintings shaped as Russian and Greek Orthodox icons by Kehinde Wiley. Priced at $75,000 each, more than half of the booth sold in the first two hours, Kelly said.
Matthew Marks: A $2 million painting by Ellsworth Kelly
Pace: five light holograms by James Turrell, priced at $100,000 apiece
David Zwirner: a group of six “black” oil-on-paper drawings by Ad Reinhardt. Exhibited in the U.S. for the first time, the group sold for $3 million to a European collection, the gallery said.
Stefania Bortolami: three new $50,000 abstract paintings by Richard Aldrich and one $300,000 striped canvas from 1973 by Daniel Buren.
James Cohan: Spencer Finch works on paper, $18,000 apiece, sold out at the opening.
Cheim & Read: two Louise Bourgeois bronzes that each sold for around $500,000
Trophy Art and Curated Booths at ADAA’s Art Show (Gallerist)