Judd Tully’s final report from ArtBasel brings out the big guns:
- Anthony Meier Gallery: Gerhard Richter, “Kleine Strasse” from 1987, $5m; two small paintings by Robert Ryman in the $500,000 range and an untitled 1989 Donald Judd wall piece in pulver on aluminum for over $500,000.
- Galerie Gmurzynska:Yves Klein, “IKB 162” for approximately $3.5 million; David Smith, “Vertical Pistol Structure” from 1952 for a sum just under the $6 million asking price.
- Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert: Bridget Riley, “Streak 2” from 1979 in the region of the £1.85 million ($3 million) asking price.
Were the Boom Times Back at ArtBasel (Artinfo.com)