Bloomberg’s Scott Reyburn and Farah Neyeri spotted some sales at FIAC today:
- Hirst’s 1993 cabinet “Where Will It End,” featuring fish in formaldehyde, sold [for $2.8m] on the morning of the preview to a European collector on the booth of White Cube
- The 9 foot (2.7 meter) 2011 Manga-style Murakami painting of a dog reclining on a pile of skulls was priced at more than $2 million on the booth of the Paris dealer Emmanuel Perrotin. Its sale to an unidentified European museum was confirmed on the morning of the preview.
- New York dealers Cheim & Read sold a 2004 fabric torso and a 2006 suite of 24 drawings by Bourgeois for about $1 million each to Saudi Arabian and Moroccan buyers.
A Hirst Fetches $2.8m as Pinault, Arnault Browse (Bloomberg)