Katya Kazakina has been kicking ass and taking names in Miami. Here’s what she put up on Bloomberg:
- Kavi Gupta sold 35 sculptures by Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates. Among them were 24 plinths with embedded porcelain plates, displayed on the lawn in front of the Bass Museum of Art in Miami and priced at $30,000 each. A $250,000 wooden structure featuring 240 gleaming black-and-white, glass-lantern slides on its ceiling went to the trustees of Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
- “People are in the mood to buy,” said art dealer Christophe van de Weghe, who sold a 2004 abstract painting by Gerhard Richter for $2.8 million and a small 1961 Frank Stella for $1 million.
- Broad said he bought a large-scale drawing by Kara Walker priced at $175,000 at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. gallery.
- Algus Greenspon gallery from New York quickly sold two raw, film poster-inspired paintings by Emily Sundblad for $8,000 and $25,000.
- Emmanuel Perrotin sold drawings and ceramic sculptures by Klara Kristalova priced between 2,000 euros ($2,692) and 28,000 euros.
- Galerie Eigen + Art, which has spaces in Leipzig and Berlin, sold Carsten Nicolai’s sculpture of sound waves cast in aluminum for $50,000.
- Newman Popiashvili gallery sold several small paintings and photographs by Georgian and American artists ranging from $800 to $12,000.