Daniel Grant gives a matrix of prices for Alighiero e Boetti in the ArtNewsletter. But the most interesting number in his report is the estimate of Mappa works that the artist created:
Prices range widely says Lieber. For instance, prices for a Tutto—cut up shapes from various newspapers and magazines, start at $500,000 and reach $1.5 million, sometimes $2.5 million for “exceptionally large” works. The artist is also well known for his “maps,” which are embroidered in the shape of countries and continents.
“No one knows how many ‘mappas’ there are, but we think there are between 300 and 400,” Lieber said, with prices ranging between $1 million/3 million. In addition, there are letter embroideries, which usually range in size from 10- by 10-inch squares to 24- by 24-inch squares, and in price from $30,000/100,000. Large letter embroideries, such as a 40- by 40-inch square, may be priced from $250,000/350,000, Lieber says.
Uncommon Threads (ArtNewsletter)