The Master, Judd Tully, scouts out the FIAC satellite fair at the Louvre Cour Carée. Thea Westreich described it as, ““This is so good, it’s scary. The quality here is extraordinary.” Below are Tully’s finds from ArtInfo.com. (All bullet points are Tully, though redacted in places):
Chemould Prescott Road Gallery
- Rashid Rana’s Rothko-esque C print What Lies between Flesh & Blood 2 (2009), from an edition of five, for €55,000 ($82,500)
- Jitish Kallat’s Cenotaph (A Deed of Transfer) (2007), comprised of 20 lenticular prints depicting a slum street in Mumbai “to a big French collector” for €22,500 ($33,800).
- Vivan Sundaram’s Metal Box (2008), a large digital print on archival paper, for €8,000
- two 2009 digital prints by Tushar Joag, The Races and Yet Unbridled, for €9,000 apiece.
- an untitled sculpture by Matt Golden sold for €1,800 ($2,700), two drawings by Nathaniel Rackowe went for €2,000 apiece ($3,000), and four drawings by Maya Hewitt sold for €600 ($900) each. All are from 2009.
- Donald Urquhart’s An Alphabet of Paris (Arletty to Zizi), a set of three drawings in ink on paper that pay homage to French artists, made especially for the Cour Carrée, to a European collector for £7,500 ($11,255).
- three unique works by British sculptor Susan Collis
- She Falls Down (2009), a reference to a Giacometti sculpture, is made of cedar, walnut, oak, American holly, white gold, yellow gold, silver, smoked topaz, granite, and aluminum, and sold for €3,500 ($5,250),
- Untitled, a trompe l’oeil version of screws cleverly mounted in the gallery stand wall, done in platinum, turquoise, and white sapphire.
- Robin Rhode’s latest work, Necklace, a series of 16 C prints in an edition of five featuring the artist skipping rope, which sold for $75,000.
- Faile Wonderland (2009), a 64-by-40-inch work in acrylic and silkscreen ink on wood and framed in steel, “to an important French collector” for $50,000, and a smaller work for $40,000.
- Alexander Calder stabile/mobile, Untitled (1956), for around $600,000
- Joseph Albers’s Homage to the Square R-1 (1968) in oil on masonite for €120,000
Marianne Boesky Gallery
- an untitled Barnaby Furnas painting from 2009 featuring goth poster boys The Cure performing against a fantasy background. The huge work, measuring 104 by 168 inches. The asking price had been $275,000. “We gave this lovely man a friendly discount,” said Boesky.
FIAC’s Cour Carrée, “So Good It’s Scary” (ArtInfo)