Bloomberg did a little more sleuthing this weekend and came up with these sales:
- Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac: It sold a $560,000 painting by Baselitz and less expensive pieces by Tony Cragg and Antony Gormley. Sales are up 40 percent from last year.
- Joel Mesler, owner of Rental gallery on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, […] was smoking outdoors, looking relaxed after selling every piece for between $3,500 and $35,000 to such collectors as Susan and Michael Hort; Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. vice president for stores Martin Eisenberg; and hedge-fund managerAdam Sender within two hours of the fair’s opening to VIPs on Wednesday.
- At the Art Show: Sperone Westwater sold a woven map by Alighiero Boetti for about $1 million
- Cheim & Read gallery sold 28 of 30 small watercolors depicting flowers and pregnant silhouettes by Louise Bourgeois, with 25 pieces priced at $65,000 each and three at $75,000. A vibrant abstract painting by Joan Mitchell, with the asking price of $4 million, also sold