Colin Gleadell put out some sales from Art Brussels today:
- Sculptures by Alastair Mackie priced from £6,000 to £18,000 each, all seven on the stand sold, one to the Eres Foundation in Munich.
- sold out of paintings by another 30-something British artist, Simon Mathers, priced from €3,000 to €12,000
- The gallery also sold out of works by 2013 Turner Prize winner, Laure Prouvost, priced from €10,000 to €70,000.
Artsy’s Molly Gottschalk did yeoman’s service with this report from the fair:
Galerie Daniel Templon
- a work by Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota with a collector for €10,000–50,000.
- Four works by new gallery addition Senegalese artist Omar Ba were sold, on the range of €25,000–30,000. I
- van Navarro’s neon sculptures were a particular hit, the Chilean artist’s Pink Electric Chair (2006) finding its way into a private collection in Europe for $55,000–135,000.
- Alice Neel’s Vivienne Wechter (1965) with a European collection for $550,000 in the fair’s first two hours.
- a mask by Thomas Houseago for $160,000
- a sculpture by Antony Gormley for £175,000
- a Walter Swennen painting, Transformations (2016), for €40,000
- a pair of Harold Ancart paintings for $30,000 apiece.
New Art Center
- a sculptural work by William Turnbull with an Australian collector for around €200,000
Jablonka Maruani Mercier
- sold a George Shaw triptych for €50,000–100,000.
Geukens & De Vil
- Finbar Ward, The Wedge (2016) had just sold to one of the most important collectors in Belgium for €10,000.
- Laure Prouvost’s 2015 tapestry, Swallow me, From Italy to Flander, a tapestry. The first in an edition of three the piece sold for €60,000 in the fair’s first half hour.
Lyles and King
- Chris Hood to a German couple for €9,500., among 8 of 10 paintings of varying size by Hood, for between $6,000 and $16,000.
- Phillip Birch, Interventionist Agent #2 (Constantine)(2016), which sold to a Belgian private collection for $8,500
Axel Vervoordt Gallery
- Yuko Nasaka, one of the only female artists from the Gutai movement, an untitled work by the artist from 1963 sold for €150,00–200,000
Sorry We’re Closed
- works predominantly on the range of €5,000–20,000.
- sold two of three Tony Matelli painted bronze “Weed” sculptures for €14,000
- a large painting by New York painter Gerasimos Floratos for €10,000
- four tapestries by Yann Gerstberger for €12,000
- and nine bronze stools by Eric Croes for €5,000 apiece, among others, all to European collectors.
- sold two paintings by Cologne-based, Romanian brothers Gert & Uwe Tobias for €42,000 apiece
- Davide Balula’s huge triptych Burnt Painting, Imprint of the Burnt Painting (Superimposed Blinds) (2016; €35,000)
- two of Dan McCarthy’s playful smiling vases for €25,000, among others; all to predominantly Belgian collectors.
Georgina Adam had these sales from the Independent fair in the Financial Times:
- sold four pieces, including a Hallstatt bowl tagged at €4,000.
- a painting by Michael Krebber on Paley’s stand, which went to a Belgian collector ($75,000)
- a number of paintings by Sadie Laska shown by the US dealer Canada at prices between $4,000 and $14,000.
- found a European collector for Doug Ashford’s “Next Day (2015-16)” — a reprinting of all the pages of the September 12 2001 issue of the New York Times overlaid with coloured abstracts (€50,000).
The Art Market: Fair with a new look (FT.com)