The record setting Jasper Johns went to Richard Rossello, an American paintings dealer, if you read Carol Vogel or art adviser Michael Altman, if you read Kelly Crow and Lindsay Pollock. Judd Tully says that Mr. Altman was sitting next to Mr. Rossello in the saleroom. Here are Ms. Vogel’s other bidder IDs:
- William Acquavella, the Manhattan dealer, bought “Study for a Painting,” from the artist’s “Catenary” series (incorporating a cord suspended between two points
- Rauschenberg, “Trapeze,” a 1964 silk-screen painting that was expected to sell for $5 million to $7 million, was won by Larry Gagosian, the Manhattan dealer, who outbid a telephone bidder, paying $5.6 million, or $6.3 million with Christie’s fees.
- “Silver Liz,” a classic 1963 image of Hollywood glamour, came up for sale. Five bidders wanted it, including Jon Colby, a Miami bidder standing by the door and raising his paddle. Christie’s expected it to bring $10 million to $15 million; Mr. Colby lost out to Dominique Levy, a Manhattan dealer who paid $18.3 million.
- Mr. Colby took home “Holly Solomon,” a 1963 nine-image canvas of the late art dealer, for $5.4 million,
At Christie’s, a $28.6 Million Bid Sets a Record for Johns (New York Times)