Below is a list of public sales compiled from the press reports covering FIAC, Frieze and the Pavilion of Art & Design. If you’ve got more sales that you’d like to see get coverage, feel free to email us: Art Fair Sales. We’ll include the report in the next post.
- Blum & Poe: Mark Grotjahn‘s 2010 “Untitled (V over Blue and Pink 41.23),” for $90,000; Florian Maier-Aichen’s 2009 “Salton Seas,” an 89 ¾-by-116-inch C-print from an edition of six for $100,000; and, for $275,000, “Little Brother,” by Zhang Huan.
- Gisela Capitain: Carla Black’s cake sculpture Still Moves for £7,500.
- Chemould: Jitish Kallat […] large acrylic painting sell for €160,000 ($221,500).
- Eigen+Art: Ricarda Roggan at prices between €4,800 and €14,000.
- Marat Guelman gallery: Ukrainian artist Ilya Chichkan‘s arresting Pop portrait of a young woman with a Karl Marxian beard, painted on calfskin, sold for €8,000 ($11,100).
- Hauser & Wirth: Matthew Day Jackson “The Way We Were,” a 2010 edition of three executed sold out at $130,000 each. “Golem,” sold for $150,000. “August 6, 1945,” sold for $125,000. “August 8, 1969” sold for $120,000. Paul McCarthy‘s 2009 bronze pirate “Shit Face Fucked Up,” part of an edition of two plus one artist proof, saw two from its edition sell at $750,000 apiece
- Xavier Hufkens: A unique 5-foot-high head by Thomas Houseago priced at $80,000 was one of 15 sales made by the Brussels-based dealer […] during the early hours of the preview in the $10,000 to $100,000 range.
- CasaTriângulo: Mariana Palma’s 2010 painting of silks at $35,000.
- Magnus Karlsson: Johanna Karlsson’s delicate Untitled tree sculpture to a new European collector for €7,000.
- Kurimanzutto: Allora and Calzadilla‘s “Intermission, Halloween Iraq IV”, it sold for $75,000 to François Pinault’s adviser Caroline Bourgeois.
- Long March Space: MadeIn, I Love You Passion Fruit Piece (Spread– BO53), 2010, to collector Guy Ullens, asking £44,000.
- Jérôme de Noirmont gallery: Pierre et Gilles‘s […] photo-realist painting of Audrey Tautou sold to an American collector for €100,000 ($138,500).
- Maureen Paley: Gert and Uwe Tobias, whose Untitled woodcut image, asking €30,000 and Wolfgang Tillmans’ Your Dogs asking $78,000.
- Simon Preston: Carlos Bevilacqua sculptures for between $10,000 and $22,000.
- Thaddeus Ropac: Jack Pierson‘s advertising-sign-letter piece “Golden Years” (2010), sold for $150,000; and Robert Longo‘s roughly eight-by-six-foot untitled charcoal-on-mounted-paper depiction of a veiled woman, dated 2010, sold for $80,000. Two new paintings by Georg Baselitz also sold, “Glaube Versetzt Berge” and “Kein Schatten, Aber Coellinblau,” for €430,000 ($602,000) and €400,000 ($560,000) respectively, and a stainless-steel bar sculpture by Antony Gormley, “Quantum Void V,” sold for £260,000 ($410,000). A 2010 floral and fruit still life by Mark Quinn, “Elementary Particles,” sold for £125,000 ($197,000); Anselm Kiefer, San Loretto, 2008, for €520,000 and a Gilbert and George, Money Sweat, 1998, for £150,000
- Perry Rubenstein: two works by the street artist duo Faille, one of them, “Fashion”, tagged at $45,000
- Salon 94: Barry X Ball‘s “Sleeping Hermaphrodite” sold for €450,000 ($623,000).
- Natalie Seroussi: Lygia Clark’s four “Bicho” pieces from the 1960s were offered, two sold to a French collector during the morning of the preview for about 700,000 euros each, Seroussi said.
- Per Skarstedt: sold five pieces by the early evening of the VIP day, ranging in price from $150,000 to $350,000. 1984 Cindy Sherman photo “Untitled #132,” showing the artist brandishing a beer and a cigarette, sold for $250,000
- Richard Telles: Ivan Morley’s embroidered A True Tale for $32,000
- Daniel Templon: Atul Dodiya‘s beautiful mixed-media “Meditation” sold with a price tag of €60,000 ($83,000).
- Tornabuoni Art: A four-slash red Fontana “Concetto Spaziale” from 1966 sold a U.S. collector on the second day for 2 million euros ($2.8 million), Donzet said.
- Anthony Wilkinson: Dara Birnbaum’s video installation Taking to the Streets…($25,000) to a European museum
- David Zwirner gallery: Abel Abdessemed‘s cube of taxidermied animals for an undisclosed price. Works sold at prices ranging from $50,000 — for “Go On,” a pair of cement boxing gloves from an edition of five, of which four sold — to $280,000, for the artist’s 2010 wall-sized installation, “Silent Warriors,” comprised of approximately 200 handmade metal masks. “We sold it to a major Swiss collection,” said Zwirner.
Two of Yayoi Kusama‘s pumpkin sculptures went for $500,000 each, and several of her paintings also found buyers.
- Marianne Boesky: had sold four new works by the U.S. painter Donald Moffett for $60,000 each. Three sold to American collectors and one to a European.
- Hauser & Wirth: Paul McCarthy’s 2009 “Snow White” series, featuring advertisements for phone sex […] sold to a European collection for $375,000, and another work on paper, a $300,000 2010 piece by Ellen Gallagher; and a 2009 sculpture of McCarthy’s went for $750,000. A 2010 Michael Raedecker painting, “Contact,” to a South American collection for £65,000 ($100,000); and a Wilhelm Sasnal painting, “Untitled (A Conservator)” to a European collection for €40,000 ($63,000).
- Lehmann Maupin: Two unique Tracy Emin embroideries sold to private European collectors, with “More Alone” (2009) going for £14,000 ($22,000) and “You Said No” (2009) for £12,000 ($20,000). Teresita Fernandez’s “Double Dissolve,” 2010, made from silvered glass cubes, sold for $80,000 to a private Korean collector; and Fernandez’s “Nocturnal (Fall),” 2010, made from graphite on wood panel, sold for $30,000. All three editions of Jennifer Steinkamp’s 2010 video installation “Orbit 8,” sold for $55,000 each, and her piece called “Fly to Mars” sold to the Daego National Museum in Korea.
- Lisson Gallery: Six works by Marina Abramovic priced between $30,000 and $300,000, and four sculptures by Anish Kapoor, ranging from 200,000 pounds for an editioned hanging object and 800,000 pounds for a large black fiberglass piece, were among the confirmed sales.
- Almine Rech: a new, purple-chrome abstract sculpture by the German artist Anselm Reyle at 189,000 euros ($263,880).
- Thaddeus Ropac: Marc Quinn life-size bronze sculpture in an edition of four, and two of them sold for £200,000 ($315,000) apiece. A charcoal on paper work by Robert Longo depicting a caged tiger went for $280,000. A new painting by Georg Baselitz sold for €400,000 ($630,000).
- Sadie Coles HQ gallery: A Rudolf Stingel painting for $300,000 and three Elizabeth Peyton monotypes, two for $30,000 each and one for $35,000, among other works.
- David Zwirner: a 2006 Chris Ofili watercolor, “Untitled (Afro Nude),” garnered $125,000. The gallery also sold pieces by Francis Alys, and Raoul De Keyser. A 2005 Luc Tuymans painting, “Evidence,” for $850,000.
- Miami-based collector Martin Margulies spent $150,000 on artists such as Thomas Housego and Michael Bauer.
Pavilion of Art & Design
- Espace Nelombos and Olivier Thomas. Of the ten masterworks [by Picasso], at least one had sold by Monday evening for a price in excess of €1 million ($1.4 million).
- Hopkins Custot Gallery: Antoni Tapies sold in the region of its $465,000 asking price & Robert Delaunay, “Tour Eiffel” (1929) sold at $3.6 million.
- Lefevre Gallery: Jean Dubuffet, “La Noce Galouche,” for its asking price of $2 million
- Mayor Gallery: a small early Alexander Calder tabletop mobile from the 1960s in the six-figure pounds range.
- Van de Weghe Fine Art and Galerie Vedovi of Brussels: a beautiful ten-unit, galvanized steel-and-blue-Plexiglass work by Donald Judd, entitled “Stack” (1980), which went for $2.6 million & Agostino Bonalumi, “Untitled (Bianco)” (2010), for €34,000 ($47,340)
Please note that these sales are compile from a variety of press reports but the leading sources are The Master, Judd Tully, Georgina Adam and Sarah Douglas.