The American International Fine Art Fair in Palm Beach did some business last week. Sarah Douglas went to Florida for ArtInfo.com and got these sales:
- Paris dealer Jacques Bailly sold a Jean Dufy painting, Avenue Foch, for a price in the mid-six figures on opening night.
- New York dealer Lawrence Steigrad sold a large painting, Temptation, by Swedish artist Bernhard Osterman (1870-1938), that had an asking price of $225,000.
- Munich’s Galerie Terminus, was Fernando Botero’s large painting The Card Players, 1989, priced at $2.25 million, which a collector put on reserve on opening night. […] Grusdat quickly sold a bronze sculpture by Dietriche Klinge, Kopf Wonnebi, 2006, for $15,750, and a painting by Heiner Meyer, Capri Fisher, 2009, for $14,250. […] Two of his Tony Cragg sculptures were swiftly put on hold, one for $450,000 and another, positioned just outside the fair’s VIP lounge, for $390,000;
- Among other artworks, [Michael] Goedhuis sold a work on paper by Qin Feng, West Wind East Water, 2008, for $75,000.
The Palm Beach Post tallies up a few of the transactions too:
- Clay Surovek, of the Surovek Gallery of Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, said he was enjoying a successful fair, which had more than 80 dealers participating from the U.S. and Europe. He had not only sold the Wyeth [“Winter Carnival,” by Andrew Wyeth ($750,000)], but he had also moved two paintings by living American artist Stephen Scott Young for $250,000 and $90,000.
- The Richard Green Gallery of London also reported the sale of Eugene von Blaas’ “Conversation on the Terrace, Venice,” for $1 million.
With Airier Aisles, the Palm Beach Art Fair Scores (ArtInfo.com)