Attendees report that:
- Van de Weghe Sold a Twombly work on paper from 1964 for $400 000
Scott Reyburn went back to FIAC for more sales reports and to take the temperature of the fair:
- They were among 73,543 visitors to Paris’s FIAC. The figure released yesterday beat some 70,000 reported at Frieze the week before. “They’re now comparable in quality and newness,” Matthew Armstrong, curator of the Lightyear Capital art collection in New York, said in an interview. “FIAC is getting better, Frieze is getting a bit more predictable.”
Waddington Custot: placed a Jean Dubuffet sculpture [produced after the artist’s death in collaboration with Pace Gallery] outside the Petit Palais, opposite FIAC. It sold for about $6 million just before the fair. Further sales of works by artists such as Picasso and Pierre Soulages saw Waddington Custot take about $9 million at FIAC, according to gallery founder Leslie Waddington.
Pace Gallery: sold more by value at FIAC, in the Grand Palais, than during the previous week at Frieze in London’s Regent’s Park. The 2011 Kiki Smith colored bronze sculpture “Harmonies II,” priced at $200,000, was among the gallery’s sales.
Ramiken Crucible: sold all its Gavin Kenyon pieces within hours of the opening.Francois Odermatt snapped up a 2013 totemic dyed-plaster-and-fur sculpture by the 33-year-old Kenyon, priced at $12,000.
Dickinson: sold the 1969 painting “Shirt Collar 14 ½” by the Italian Arte Povera artist Domenico Gnoli, priced at 2.5 million pounds ($4 million).
Natalie Portman Browses FIAC; $6 million Dancer Sculpture Sells (Bloomberg)
Scott Reyburn covers FIAC straight out of the gate:
- “I find it necessary to do both,” said the New York-based art adviser Heather Flow. “Things happen more quickly in London, but the works are much more critically grounded here in Paris.”
Yvon Lambert: An unidentified Turkish collector bought at $250,000 wrecked Ferrari Dino.
Vedovi: sold Basquiat’s 1984 “O.M.R.A.V.S.,” showing a lone black figure among electricity pylons on a plain white background fort less than $5m.
Galerie Chantal Crousel had a 2013 white and blue inkjet painting by Guyton on its stand. It had been presold to a collector who is donating it to the Belvedere Museum in Vienna. The price was $350,000.
David Zwirner sold Murillo’s “0 + X = 145” for $120,000 for a collector who’d reserved the painting before the fair. The gallery also found buyers for Luc Tuymans’s 2013 painting “Cold Shoulder” priced at $1.2 million and a unique Thomas Schutte bronze, “Bronzefrau Nr. 13,” for 2.5 million euros.
Neuger-Riemschneider: Ai Weiwei’s “Iron Tree,” a 2013 sculpture. One sculpture from the edition sold to a German collector during the first few hours of the preview. The asking figure was about 1 million euros ($1.38 million), dealers said.