During Christie’s ‘Bound to Fail’ curated sale last year, there was some interest and speculation about who bought which of the lots. A story in the Arkansas Times about the launch of Art Bridges, a new museum loan program coming from the Crystal Bridges museum built by Alice Walton in Arkansas, itemizes three prominent sales from the auction:
Art Bridges also has its own collection of 23 works of art, endowed no doubt by Walton and which also includes gifts of art from Carolyn and Laurence Belfer of New York. Among them is Jeff Koons’ “One Ball Total Equilibrium (Spalding Dr. J Silver Series),” a glass case that holds a basketball floating in water that Koons created with the help of the late physicist Richard P. Feynman. It was sold at Christie’s 2016 “Bound to Fail” auction for $15,285,000. Also from that auction and included in the Art Bridges collection is Bruce Nauman’s “No, No, New Museum,” a 62-minute videotape, that sold for $1,625,000, and Robert Gober’s “Untitled,” a sculpture of a stick of butter, which sold for $2,285,000.
Alice Walton creates foundation to promote art sharing | Rock Candy (Arkansas Times)