Dealer and adviser Daniella Luxemberg bought two significant lots at yesterday’s sale of Contemporary art at Christie’s, according to ArtInfo.com’s Judd Tully:
- The blue-chip express continued as Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “Negro Period,” a late composition of Xerox collage drawings and bottle caps on wood from 1986 (est. £1.2-1.8 million), sold […] for £1.5 million ($2.4 million). It last sold at Christie’s London in June 2006 for £1 million ($1.6 million).
- Takashi Murakami “Kaikai Kiki,” the garishly cartoonish pair of fiberglass sentinels from 2005 (Est. £400-600,000), for a whopping £1.9 million ($3.1 million). The fierce fight for the Murakami figures could be linked to his present exhibition at the Château de Versailles, where another pair of the “Kaikai Kiki” edition of five are impressively displayed.