From the reports coming out of ArtBasel, Hauser + Wirth is having a very strong fair with a consistently crowded booth and a steady flow of announced sales. Coming on the heels of the gallery’s acclaimed Phillip Guston show in New York, ArtBasel allowed the gallery to sell all of their Guston works on the booth, including two large paintings. One to a French-speaking New Yorker.
Today, the gallery announced a major sale for another of the artist’s estates:
Lygia Pape’s ‘Book of Night and Day’ (1963 – 1976), a 35-part acrylic on wood piece has sold for USD 2,800,000.
The gallery recently announced worldwide representation of Lygia Pape (1927-2004), working with Projeto Lygia Pape, founded by the artist before her death in 2004 and led today by her daughter Paula Pape, devoted to promoting the artist’s work and legacy in South America and internationally.