The Straits Times has some action from Art Stage Singapore:
A Damien Hirst artwork featuring butterflies stuck onto a surface of wet paint has been sold at Art Stage Singapore for US$1.6 million (S$2.15 million), making it the top sale so far this year.
The artwork, titled Amorous, was sold to a collector from the region last Thursday.
Damien Hirst’s butterflies artwork creates flutter with $2.15m sale at Singapore art fair (The Straits Times)
White Cube: Tracey Emin, for £75,000 (S$151,216).
Sundaram Tagore Gallery: Hiroshi Senju for US$410,000 (S$551,357).
International Art: A monumental sculpture by famed Colombian artist Fernando Botero sold for an undisclosed amount.
Galerie Sogan & Art: sold out all five charcoal works by fresh Nanyang Academy of Fine Art graduate Henry Lee, priced between $4,200 and $7,500.
Jane Lee’s untitled mixed media work sold to a Singapore collector for US$38,000 within an hour of the vernissage.
STPI sold several paper works by Australia-based Singapore artist Suzann Victor and sculptor Han Sai Por for prices ranging between $4,000 and $25,000.
Works by several regional artists, including Entang Wiharso and Yunizar, as well as South Asian masters M.F.Husain, Satish Gujral and Jamini Roy, found ready buyers.
Works of home-grown artists are hot at Art Stage Singapore (The Straits Times)
Richard Koh Fine Art: sold more than 20 works by South-east Asian artists. Prices range between $4,200 and $350,000.
Pearl Lam Galleries: sold several works with prices ranging between US$10,000 and US$250,000.
Butterflies create flutter with $2m sale at art fair (AsiaOne Singapore News)