Art Stage Singapore saw the sale of works across all price categories. This includes those by superstars of the art world including David LaChapelle, Takashi Murakami, Anish Kapoor and Chu Teh-Chun.
Significant sales include
- Murakami’s Snow Moon Flower triptych which went for US$2.2 million,
- Li Chen’s four bronze sculptures from the Soul Guardian series of wind, fire, thunder and rain at US$480,000 and
- Mao Yan’s Posie Musgrau, which sold for over US$100,000 within the first hour of the fair.
- Russell Young’s Marilyn Crying, “what do I wear in bed, why Chanel No. 5, of course” for US$59,000,
- Geraldine Javier’s Three Dead Trees for US$55,000
- Ranbir Kaleka’s Cul-de-sac for US$54,000
- Jane Lee, who exhibited as one of the eight Singaporean artists in the specially curated Singapore Platform, Remaking Art in the Everyday, had one of her works purchased for US$24,000.
- David Chan’s sculptures Chimerative and Centauree were purchased for US$58,000.
- Gallery de Sarthe Fine Art sold all 18 photographs by LaChapelle, priced between US$50,000 (RM150,000) and US$180,000 (RM540,000).
- French Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, sold more than 50 [Murakami] prints, with prices ranging from US$1,600 (RM4,800) to US$1,800 (RM5,400).
- Asia Art Centre, which represented Taiwanese artist Li Chen, sold three of his massive wooden sculptures, priced between US$120,000 (RM360,000) and US$160,000 (RM480,000), to an American foundation.
- Fost, participating in a fair for the first time, sold three works by Singaporean artists and brothers Chun Kai Qun and Chun Kai Feng, priced between S$4,800 (RM11,320) and S$5,300 (RM12,720).
Presser: Art Stage Singapore (Shanghai Eye)
A Good Start (The Star Online)