The Master, Judd Tully, doesn’t report sales on any old works. He reports sales on his picks of the 10 best works at the fair:
Cindy Sherman, “Untitled (Film Still #4)” at Skarstedt, New York
At just 16 by 20 inches, the gelatin silver print comes from an edition of one. It sold for $400,000, according to gallerist Per Skarstedt.
Daniel Buren “Peinture acrylique blanche sur tissue raye blanc et bleu” at Kamel Mennour, Paris
The large-scale blue-and-white vertically striped sewn work from November 1969 is absolute museum quality, executed when the artist was dirt poor, relying on his mother to sew the strips of fabric together in order achieve New York School scale. […]
MoMA is currently exhibiting a small group of similar works from 1971 and this earlier example found an American buyer for approximately $500,000.
Luc Tuymans, “Rocket Scientist” at Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
A new work by Tuymans is always something to behold and this fairly menacing oil on canvas rates high in conveying the artist’s fascination with history. […] It sold to an American collector in the vicinity of $500,000.