The Art Newspaper closes out the ArtBasel Fair with this sales report:
Thaddaeus Ropac: “about 25 sales in total” including Baselitz’s Luise, Lilo, Franz und Johannes, 2010, for €430,000 and Not Vital’s Moon No. 2, 2011, for €260,000.
Cheim & Read: Louise Bourgeois’ Eye, 2001, for just under $2m to a European and two of her fabric pieces for $300,000 and $200,000
Helly Nahmad:Léger oil-painting, La Charmeuse d’Oiseaux, 1942, for $2.8m to a French buyer
Hauser & Wirth: Paul McCarthy’s White Snow Dwarf 7, 2010/2011 series (edition of three), sold for $2.8m each
Yvon Lambert: Five editions of Douglas Gordon video Spiral, 2010, at $75,000 each
Elastic Gallery: Runo Lagomarsino’s Trans Atlantic, 2010-11, a series of sheets of newsprint paper strapped to a sailing boat, to a UK private collector for €40,000.
Harris Lieberman: Alexandre Singh’s The Dialogues of the Objects I-V, an installation.. All three editions were sold for $35,000 each to European and American collectors.
Sales Forecast: Fair (The Art Newspaper)