Lindsay Pollock has a few last sales from ArtBasel Miami Beach
- During the opening hours, New York’s Acquavella Galleries sold a prime 1956 painting by the late California painter Richard Diebenkorn titled “Man Drawing.” The work was priced around $5 million, according to dealers. The same painting had sold at Sotheby’s in New York in 2005 for $2.1 million; and a Warhol painting with repeating images of a Mercedes-Benz, tagged at $6 million.
- Montreal dealer Robert Landau brought modern art stalwarts, including Henri Matisse and Amedeo Modigliani.[…] Landau sold 11 works out of 100 he displayed in his stand by Saturday afternoon, but nothing “big ticket,’’ he said. All the sales were under $1 million, including works by Jean Dubuffet, Paul Klee and Henry Moore.
- Los Angeles dealer David Kordansky: a $60,000 sculpture by Aaron Curry and a $120,000 sculpture by Richard Jackson.
- Berlin gallery Neugerriemschneider: sold nine plastic Pawel Althamer sculptures of flayed figures during Wednesday’s opening hours, priced at 65,000 euros ($86,990) apiece.
- New York’s Jack Shainman gallery: Painter Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s painting of a young man on a rock titled “The Counter’’ went soon after the fair began. Her prices hover around $19,000 to $25,000.
- L&M Arts gallery: Los Angeles-based sculptor Thomas Houseago. Seven of his raw, primal works, priced at less than $100,000 apiece, sold swiftly.