Andrew Fabricant is a favorite source of the New York Times’s art market columnist Carol Vogel. His views and opinions often feature in her column. Now Fabricant would appear to be branching out into the blogosphere in support of his clients. Lindsay Pollock‘s blog ran this notice of an upcoming sale last week:
A muted, gridded 1957 Jasper Johns painting with a stellar provenance, Gray Numbers, is for sale at Sotheby’s on Nov. 11, tagged $5 million to $7 million. […] The painting was last acquired at Christie’s in November 2003 for $5.3 million during the sale of artworks from the estate of legendary MoMA curator Dorothy Miller. The estimate was also $5 million to $7 million. Miller had paid $325 for her Johns in 1958, and hung it on the wall of her modest Greenwich Village apartment until her death.
Dealer Andrew Fabricant, of Richard Gray Gallery, bought the Johns at Christie’s in 2003 for an unidentified buyer who is now selling.
Jasper Johns’s Gray Numbers at Sotheby’s (Lindsay Pollock)