Mary Romano got these for Bloomberg:
- Gutai star Kazuo Shiraga’s “Ryusen” from 1991 fetched just under $4 million and “Kakueki,” a 1985 oil on canvas, went for $2.5 million.
Foot Painting Fetches $4 Million in Paris, Showing Strong Sales (Bloomberg Business)
Alexander Forbes had these sales on Artsy:
Galerie EIGEN + Art
- sold four works of varying size by “local hero” Marc Desgrandchamps for €8,500–45,000
- a mid-sized Tim Eitel piece
Mendes Wood DM
- international head of sales Martin Aguilera reported that their booth sold out. It featured works by Lucas Arruda, Paloma Bosquê, Michael Dean, and Willys de Castro, with prices ranging from $10,000–40,000. The four Arrudas on display all went to private museums
- sold all but two of the works—priced between €3,000–7,000—from its solo presentation of 27-year-old Viennese artist Sarah Pichlkostner, who is currently in residency at De Ateliers in Amsterdam.
Artnet published these sales:
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac sold five of an edition of six Baselitz bronze sculptures for €750,000 ($829,335) each.
- Two large Robert Longo charcoal drawings depicting an x-ray of the Mona Lisa and a forrest sold for $500,000 each.
- Two oil paintings by Chinese artist Yan Pei-Ming—a portrait of a young Picasso, and a tiger—sold for €200,000 ($$227,034) and €300,000 ($331,734) respectively.
- An Anthony Gormley sculpture sold for £375,000 ($577,035)
- and a print by emerging photographer Claire Adelfang sold for €6,000 ($6,634).
- a Thomas Schütte for $200,000
- a beautiful Günther Uecker for $1.8 million.
- works by Stanley Whitney from $12,000-$60,000 and further sales for Opie, Kapoor,Houshiary and others.
- opening day with sales totaling just under £1 million ($1.5 million), including works by Etel Adnan, Imi Knoebel,Georg Baselitz, Sergej Jensen, Eddie Peake, Mona Hatoum and Theaster Gates.
- a US collector bought a Sterling Ruby collage for $70,000
- sold a painting by Jannis Varelas to a Swiss buyer for €19,000 ($21,009)
- a work by to a French buyer for €45,000 ($40,695).
What Sold at FIAC 2015 (artnet News)
Georgina Adam published these in the FT over the weekend:
Parra & Romero
- “Timeless Painting #1” (2015), silvered, text-based work by Stefan Brüggemann, sold to a Paris collector for €28,000.
The Art Market: Tout va bien à Paris (FT.com)
Artinfo has these sales:
David Zwirner Gallery
- sold a Carol Bove painting from 2015,
- Sherrie Levine sold her female nude series of 18 postcards from 2010, as well as a cast bronze sculpture shaped like a beach ball from 2015.
- a large-scale photograph by Wolfgang Tillmans from 2000 also sold.
Galerie Max Hetzler
- French collectors snatched up Günther Förg’s canvas “Untitled,” 2006, for €185,000
- Edmund de Waal’s eight porcelain vessels with gilding on an aluminum shelf, “who’s staying who’s leaving,” 2015, for $90,000
- Jeff Elrod’s painting “Ancient ESP,” 2015, for $80,000
- Albert Oehlen “Untitled,” 1992/2005, for an undisclosed amount. Ida Ekblad’s “not yet titled,” 2015, sold to an Australian collector for €38,000.
Galerie Balice Hertling
- sold a Neïl Beloufa wall piece for €45,000 to Adrian Cheng from the K11 Art Foundation in Hong Kong.
Galleri Nicolai Wallner
- Jose Davila’s sleek suspension pieces, priced at €40,000–60,000
- sold Puerto Rican artist Angel Otero’s newest painting, “A rustling in the leaves drives him away,” 2015, his largest canvas to date, to the Istanbul Modern museum with an asking price in the range of $100,000–150,000.
- Alex Prager’s photograph “See’s Candies, Payless, Supercuts 1,” 2015 sold in the range of $40,000–60,000. “La Grande Sortie,” 2015, also sold in the price range of $50,000–70,000.
- Kader Attia’s wood and tin mask sold in the price range of €40,000–60,000.
- Hernan Bas, “A rising fever,” 2015, sold in the range of $80,000–120,000.
- A George Condo patinated bronze sculpture “The Philosopher,” 2012, went to a Middle Eastern collector for $275,000.
- Several Louise Lawler works sold between $10,000 and $85,000.
- Sean Landers’s “Maroon Bells (Deer),” 2015, — a majestic plaid stag from the artist’s series of North American animals — which sold for €150,000
FIAC 2015 Opens with Strong Sales (BLOUIN ARTINFO)
Scott Reyburn has some FIAC sales action:
- George Condo sold for $600,000
- Another George Condo sold for $600,000
- Rebecca Warren‘s hand-painted bronze “Sieben” (Seven) from an edition of three, this was sold to an international collector for 100,000 pounds, or $154,000.
- sold at least seven works priced at more than $60,000 during the first six hours of the preview. These included the seven-foot-high 1989 Georg Baselitz painting “Nachter Baum” (Naked Tree), priced at $1.8 million, to an American collector
Paris and London, in Their Annual Art Showdown (The New York Times)
From a fairgoer:
- Sold out their Esteve solo show.
- a large Robert Longo was sold for 500 000 euros.
From the galleries:
Hauser & Wirth
- several sales including works by Mark Bradford, Mike Kelley, Philippe Vandenberg and a sculpture by Isa Genzken priced at EUR 200,000.