The New York Times says that “68,000 people had visited the Grand Palais for a 6 percent increase in attendance over last year” about FIAC before putting together a few sales reports of its own:
Jeanne Bucher/Jaeger Bucher: Nicolas de Staël sold quickly for 2 million euros (about $2.7 million) each
Nathalie Vallois: two different-colored copies of “The Ballerina,” a sculpture of a falling Degas-like dancer doused in bright paint by the American artist Richard Jackson, which she said sold to European collectors for $95,000 each.
Bureau: a number of works on the first day, including an empty wooden picture frame by Esther Kläs, which went for an undisclosed sum, and photographs of books and text by Erica Baum, priced between $2,500 and $3,500.
Euro Flails But Art Fair Flourishes (New York Times)