Sale reports from the various New York fairs are rolling in. Here’s a look at them.
Kelly Crow and Candace Jackson report in the Wall Street Journal:
- New York’s Nicholas Robinson Gallery sold nine canvases by Wei Dong, who paints cheeky nudes into Old Master-style interiors. Asante International, a Swiss art foundation, paid roughly $720,000 for the works.
- Geneva-based dealer Laura Gowen also sold at least 25 paintings by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Ghana-born painter whose stoic portraits evoke Alice Neel and varied in price from $3,500 to $17,000.
- James Casebere and Curtis Mann, whose elaborate photographs of suburbia and refugee camps sold for $48,000 and $22,000, respectively.
Sarah Douglas had these sales on ArtInfo.com:
- Pepe Alvarez, the Puerto Rican collector, headed straight to Italian dealer Massimo de Carlo’s booth early in the day, only to find that there were already multiple reserves on work he wanted by young New York artists Dan Colen and Nate Lowman.
- Over at the booth of Berlin and Leipzig-based gallery Eigen+Art, unflappable proprietor Judy Lybke was to be found placing multiple reserves on the paintings in his solo show of David Schnell, priced from $25,000 to $135,000. “
- Beth Rudin de Woody bought Nari Ward‘s piece, Tow, 2009, from New York gallery Lehmann Maupin, which sold another work by Ward, Chase Weather Map, 2010, to a New York collector in the $30-35,000 range.
Lindsay Pollock got these buys for Bloomberg:
- David Kordansky: “colorful geometric paintings by artist Will Fowler, tagged at $6,800-$7,000 a piece. Kordansky moved 13 of them in under two hours.”
- Other relatively wallet-friendly offerings included $4,000 Polaroid photos by Philip-Lorca diCorcia at David Zwirner’s stand. The gallery sold 30 of 100 on display in the opening hours.
- At a higher price point, Paul Kasmin Gallery sold three paintings, priced around $85,000, by James Nares.
Judd Tully recorded on ArtInfo.com the action at the ADAA’s Art Show at the actual Armory:
- Cheim & Reid: sold Djinn from 1962, a beautiful abstraction by the late Milton Resnick, for $250,000 to a New York collector
- New York’s David Nolan had a flurry of tiny red dots decorating the wall labels of Martin Kippenberger’s mini-show, with six works on paper having sold in the $30,000 range, including the collage I love Betty Ford Klinik, 1985, and a wood sculpture, Kippen Seltzer, 1990, at $14,000. “Almost all of the buyers so far have been American, and we’re really pleasantly surprised,” said gallery director Katherine Chan.