Colin Gleadell had these comments about the IFPDA where Jeff Koons was a strong seller:
Strong sales were reported at the IFPDA print fair in New York last week. Election nerves were not a dampener; in fact they energised proceedings. Jeff Koons had given a new print to the Two Palms gallery, Gazing Ball (da Vinci Mona Lisa), to sell to support the Hillary Clinton campaign. It’s a two-dimensional version with a flat mirrored glass ball of the three-dimensional works he is currently showing at Almine Rech gallery in London, and 25 editions of the print were sold for $50,000 each.
Joel R. Bergquist Fine Arts
- sold their complete set of two etchings after paintings of the Four Seasonsby Giuseppe Arcimboldo to the Rijksmuesum. This is the fourth known complete set of these etchings with the other three owned by The Royal Library at Windsor, The National Museum of Sweden, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, respectively.
- sold a selection of Fragonards, Whistlers, and Buhots.
- sold half of their editions of Mel Bochner’s 2016 Thank You!, priced at $18,000 each
- multiple editions of a new Peter Doig etching, Two People at Night (indigo), priced at $12,000.
Paulson Fontaine Press
- placed two sets of Spencer Finch’s piece In-between Colors with notable collectors.
David Tunick, Inc.
- several sales of Old Masters, notably works by Piranese, Dürer, and Rembrandt to museums and collectors “at prices ranging from four figures well into six figures.”
Paul Stolper Gallery
- sold multiple of their Brian Eno lenticular prints from the edition titled Rose, and all of the Eno lenticular prints from the edition titled Ripe that they had brought to the fair.