The International New York Times’s Scott Reyburn had these sales:
- sold the large 1984 Robert Rauschenberg acrylic and silk-screen “Bumper” to an Austrian collector for 1 million euros
- Nicholas Party‘s pastel double portrait, “Two men with a cat,” which sold to an American collector for €30,000
European collectors help bolster FIAC art fair (The New York Times)
Artsy’s Molly Gottschalk had these sales:
- sold two works each above the million-euro mark, Ai Weiwei’s Iron Tree Trunk (2015) and Albert Oehlen’s Rock (2009), sold to private collectors in France.
- works by Toby Ziegler and Jeff Elrod, which had sold to collectors from Britain and Scandinavia
- Ernesto Neto’s animal nature (2013) with a French collector on opening day for a six-figure sum.
- sold a photograph from Cindy Sherman’s latest series (Untitled, 2016) to a European collection for $375,000
- an untitled painting from 2015 by Cyprien Gaillard to a European collection for €140,000
- Karen Kilimnik’s fantasy portrait the fop in Scotland (2015) to a U.S. collection for $110,000
- Kaari Upson’s wall-hung sculpture Six Pack/Home Depot Bucket (2016) to a Middle Eastern collection for $45,000
- four paintings by Angel Otero—Immediate Worlds (2016); Bestiary (2016); Sacred Chaos (2016); Teatro (2015)—on the range of $50,000 to $125,000.
- Susan Hiller’s Secret Wars 1984–87 (1984), a rare painting that went to a European collection for £60,000
- two works by the Kim Yong-Ik (all Untitled 1990–2016; around $100,000) had sold to museums in Europe and the U.S. with a third on reserve
- a work from Ha Chong-Hyun’s “Conjunction” series for around $170,000–200,000 to a private collector in Europe
- sold Jean-Pascal Flavien’s Model / Mask 2 (2016), reminiscent of the artist’s “Folding House” series built in the museum of Monaco, for €14,000 excluding VAT
- sold Danh Vō’s giant copper sculpture We The People (detail) (2011–2013) for around €250,000
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- sold two works from Daniel Knorr’s 2016 “Depression Elevation” series for €15,000 and €39,000, as well as the artist’s copper sculpture, Reconstruction (2016), for €10,000 excluding VAT
- Walter Swennen’s Trop Mots (2016) sold to a Portuguese collector for €30,000
- Michal Budny’s Ascension (2013) went to French collector for €22,600
The Financial Times’s Melanie Gerlis published these sales:
- sold George Condo’s “Untitled (Head #3)” (2016) to an Asian private buyer for $500,000
- Mike Kelley’s “Three Part Yarn Stack” (1990) to an American for $275,000.
The Art Market: Antiquity trade under pressure (Financial Times)
Kenny Schachter reported these sales from FIAC:
- sold his Franz West orange seating object swiftly (and just about everything else hanging)
- sold her gold Rudolf Stingel for $1.5 million before the crate was unpacked
Christophe Van de Weghe
- Rudolf Stingel (a recent resale) was on hold for around $2 million
- sold out of its expressionist paintings on mirrors by Nick Mauss
- sold out a sensational, vividly colorful and stupid group of Katherine Bernhardt paintings (up to $60,000) of the Pink Panther
- sold a potpourri of art from Jeff Elrod ($150,000) to Michelangelo Pistoletto and Sarah Crowner
Kenny Schachter Goes Behind the Scenes at FIAC (artnet News)
Arnet gathered these sales:
- George Condo, Untitled (Head #2), with an American collector for $550,000
- work by Kaari Upson
- Cyprien Gaillard’s Untitled, (2015) went to a UK collection for €140,000
- A Karen Kilimnik painting, The fop in Scotland, (2015) sold for $110,000 to a collector from the US
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- sold three works by Daniel Knorr, from his series “Depression Elevation,” for prices ranging from €17,000 – €39,000
- a large wall sculpture by Michal Budny titled Ascension, (2013) for €23,000
- works by Corey Arcangel, Lee Ufan, Joyce Pensato
- Angela de la Cruz’s Recycled (Hybrid) Red, with the range of prices starting at £25,000 and going up to £250,000
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- sold works by Jean Dubuffet
- a 1945 wood relief by Jean Arp
- a sculpture by Bernar Venet
- two sculptures by Pablo Reinoso
- sold three works by Alberto Biasi—Dinamica, from 1996; Ingresso trionfale, from 2001; andDinamica notte, from 2011—for prices ranging from €50,000 to €120,000
- sold Georg Baselitz‘s Foto nuovo (2015)
- Theaster Gates’s Water Proof anti-racist action painting(2016)
- Miroslaw Balka’s Kouros (1988), for undisclosed amounts
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- sold works by the US artists Jim Dine (I Am James Dine age 81 (2016), $350,000)
- Kehinde Wiley (Elizabeth of France, Question of Spain (2016), $145,000) to Parisian buyers
- sold a number of drawings by the Los Angeles-based artist Matthew Monahan to European collectors, including Surfer Rose (2016), priced at $32,000
- Pieces by Tony Cragg, Yan Pei-Ming and Robert Longo were all bought by Parisian collectors
- Georg Baselitz’s painting Guidiamo (2016), priced at €500,000, was sold to a German buyer.
FIAC Keeps Calm and Carries On Despite Low US Turnout (The Art Newspaper)
The first few deals from FIAC are filtering in:
- A new work by Liza Lou sold to an American collector for six figures. Lou will have her first show with Lehmann Maupin in Hong Kong in January 2017.
- Two new canvases by Angel Otero have sold to clients in France and Singapore for five figures. Otero will have a solo museum show at CAM Houston, opening December 2016.
- Kader Attia, who won the Prix Marcel Duchamp 2016 yesterday evening, also had a sculpture sell at the gallery’s booth for five figures to a European client..