Céline Piettre has a nice round up of sales reported from Paris Photo which saw 55,000+ visitors and the presence of 65 collector and museum groups:
- Les Filles du Calvaire confirmed the “crazy” success of photos by Gilbert Garcin
- Galerie Toluca, which specializes in Latin American and Japanese art, said that it sold a piece to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- Nathalie Obadia’s booth, three works by Valérie Belin sold for €30,000 ($40,500) each to private collectors, and a polyptych by Egyptian artist Youssef Nabil was snapped up by a French foundation.
- Tasveer was pleased with the €18,000 ($24,300) sale of a recent work by Karen Knorr (“A Place Like Amravati, Sarus Crane,” 2012) and also sold three out of four vintage prints by Indian photographer Jyoti Bhatt, whose work was shown for the first time in France.
- Lumière des Roses, which was celebrating its 10-year anniversary, sold two-thirds of its booth, while Bernard Bouche sold 40 percent.
- Galerie Particulière, which featured photos by David Hilliard and other artists at its booth, reported that 85 percent of its clients at the fair were new to the gallery.
Paris Photo Wraps Up With High Attendance and Brisk Sales (Blouin Artinfo)