The Financial Times put together this impressive list of sales from ArtBasel Miami Beach (apologies if a few duplicates slipped through):
- Timothy Taylor gallery had sold Sean Scully’s “Cut Ground Pink Black Pink” (2010), a fizzy, colourful array of stripes and rectangles, for $750,000.
Cernuda gallery: Wifredo Lam, “Les Fiancés” (1944) for $3m and “Femme Cheval” (1959) for $600,000.
- Hauser + Wirth: Roni Horn’s “Well . . . ” (2009-10), for $750,000, and Bharti Kher’s “Symphony” (2010), for $175,000, to a European and South American collection respectively.
- White Cube: Andreas Gursky’s “James Bond Island 1” (2007) fetching €400,000 ($520,000).
Erica Orden’s last group of sales for the Wall Street Journal:
- Aby Rosen purchased Galerie Gmurzynska‘s vibrant blue Yves Klein sponge sculpture “SE 250,” which carried an asking price of $1 million
- Salon 94, Jules de Balincourt paintings, as well as a Marilyn Minter painting with an asking price of $130,000
- Zach Feuer: two Nathalie Djurberg videos which sold for €19,000 apiece
ArtInfo.com sent a reporter to Scope to get these sales:
- Mark Moore Gallery: Allison Schulnick‘s “Performance No. 3,” for around $40,000 to Kansas’s Nerman Museum. Meanwhile, a wall-spanning 30-panel Kim Rugg work, “The Story is One Sign” (2010), has been placed on reserve for the Norton Museum in West Palm Beach. […] portrait of Bianca Jagger by Israeli painter Yigal Ozeri for $40,000
- Jen Bekman Projects: a Beth Dow portfolio for just under $30,000.
- New York’s Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery sold numerous works by Korean artist Airan Kang along with a $50,000 Brigitte Kowanz light sculpture.
- Conner Contemporary Art: a multi-channel video installation by Italian Federico Solmi and a digital light sculpture by Leo Villareal
Local Buyers Wrap Teeming Art Basel (Wall Street Journal)
Pulse Sales Show Return of Appetite for Big-Ticket Art (ArtInfo.com)
Miami: Off to a Flying Start (Financial Times)