Acquavella Galleries, Inc.
- sold Le Geomancien (1952) by French painter and sculptor Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) oil on board
- sold several works, including seven by ceramist Kate Malone, among them Large Blackberry (2016) in Crystalline-glazed stoneware, a pair of Icy Magma Pots (2017), in ceramic, Woven Acorn Jar (2018) in Crystalline-glazed stoneware, and Amethyst Flint Lidded Pot (2017) in Crystalline-glazed stoneware.
- sold Untitled (1949) by Jean-Paul Riopelle (1923-2002), oil on canvas, previously in the Chrysler Collection, New York
Beck & Eggeling
- sold Merkaba (2004) by Anselm Kiefer (b. 1945), oil and mixed media on canvas, to an American Private Collector for a seven-figure sum
Carpenter’s Workshop Gallery
- sold DC 1402A (2014) and DC 1715 (2017) by Italian architect and designer Vincenzo De Cotiis (b. 1948), the former cast aluminum and the later Murano glass, silvered cast brass
- Pink Cocoon Concrete Base 4 (2017) by Spanish designer Nacho Carbonell (b. 1980), metal welded branch, concrete base, metal mesh spread paverpol with pigments, led light bulbs
- sold a Greek female figure (c. 2700 – 2600 BC) and a Hellenistic head of a man (2nd-1st century BC), both marble, the former for approximately $120,000, and the latter for approximately $230,000
Dansk Møbelkunst Gallery
- sold a floor lamp (1928) designed by Vilhelm Lauritzen (1894 – 1984) in nickel-plated brass
- “pagode” sofa (1956) designed by Tove and Edvard Kindt-Larsen (1906 –1994; 1901 – 1982) in teak and wool
- an ‘American’ desk lamp (1927) designed by Poul Henningsen (1894 – 1967) in brass and opal glass.
- sold Bread Head (Self-portrait) (1973) by Cesar (1921 – 1998), mounted on iron rod, concrete, plaster, fiberglass, resin and bread
- a Pair of Chaises X, (1975) designed by Maria Pergay (1930), stainless steel, foam, fabric
- Credenza (1960)—a star piece—by Jacques Dumond (1906-1988), cherry wood painted steel base, felt-lined interior.
Galerie Max Hetzler
- sold Untitled (1987) and U.D.O 7 (2001/2005) by German artist Albert Oehlen (b. 1954)
- Measure for Measure 19 (2017) by Bridget Riley (b. 1931) acrylic on linen
- proemio (2017) by Edmund de Waal (b. 1964) 8 porcelain tiles with gilding and 10 alabaster
blocks in an aluminium and glass vitrine
- Yusra Mardini, Berling January 8, 2017 (2017) taken by Rieneke Dijkstra’s (b. 1959) inkjet print
- Untitled (allumette carrii brulii) (2005) by Raymond Hains’s (1926 – 2005), patinated bronze
- sold Rosedale (1991) by Scottish painter Peter Doig (b. 1959), oil on paper, with an asking price of around
- Superficie blu no. 30 (1965) by Italian painter Enrico Castellani (1930-2017), Acrylic on canvas, with an asking price of around $550,000
- sold Untitled (Black Ceramic), an early work from 1983 by Mary Corse (b. 1945) two fired clay tiles, with an asking price of $450,000
- Untitled Estructura (Red), (1966/2015), by Carmen Herrera (b. 1915), acrylic and aluminum, with an asking price of $450,000
- Architectural Rhythm (1970) by Leon Polk Smith (1906 – 1996), paint on canvas, with an asking price of $200,000
- Horizontal Lines (2005) by Sol Lewitt (1928 – 2007) Gouache on paper, with an asking price of $140,000
Massimo De Carlo
sold Transition: DNA: Miami II (2017) by American artist McArthur Binion (b. 1946).
Matthew Marks Gallery
- sold White Yellow (1957-58) by Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015), oil on canvas, in the $2.5 million range, which was on display publicly for the first time in 60 years at TEFAF New York Spring
- Apple/Lilacs (2006-2017) by Robert Gober (b. 1954), beeswax, oil paint, hand-printed silkscreen on paper, and a group of multiples by German sculptor Katharina Fritsch (b. 1956), among other works
- sold a white lacquered metal, cane and fabric floor lamp designed by Pavvo Tynell’s (1890 – 1973)
- “Septima 5” ceiling lamp by Poul Henningsen (1894 – 1967), made of acid-etched glass shades and nickel-plated brass
- a lacquered metal and cane floor lamp “Maja the bee” by Ilmari Tapiovaara’s (1914 – 1999).
Patrick Derom Gallery
- sold 3 Trames de grillage 0° -1/2° – 89° 1/2 (1962) by conceptual artist François Morellet (1926 – 2016), metal grid over wood on metal and Painting in four dimensions
- 10 compositions contrepoint (1961) by Israeli artist Yaacov Agam (b. 1928) oil on wood
Peter Freeman, Inc.
- sold Things on the Wall (1973) by Roy Lichtenstein (1923 – 1997), oil and magna on canvas, the largest of the artist’s paintings from his “Trompe l’Oeil Series”, for around $6.5 million.
- sold White and Pink Violet (2018) and Red Blossom with Light Violet (2018) by Sung hee Cho (b. 1949), the former on Korean mulberry paper (hanji) and oil on canvas and the latter Korean mulberry paper (hanji) and oil on canvas
- a Tlingit dancing headdress frontlet, ca. 1870 – 1890, from the northwest Coast of North America, wood, paint, abalone shell.
TEFAF released these sales late last week:
- Two works by Josef Albers one for $1,750,000 and a second for
- A ceiling lamp (1925) designed by Danish architect Aage Rafn (1890 –
- A copper urn (ca. 1902) by American architect and designer Frank Lloyd Wright (1867 – 1959)
- a Vautheret side table (ca. 1925) by French designer Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann (1879 – 1933)
- Judy Kensley McKie’s (b. 1944) bronze Owl Vessel (2002)
Galerie 1900 – 2000
- French graphic artist Georges Hugnet’s (1906 – 1974) collage La septième face du dé (1936)
Thomas Gibson Fine Art Ltd
- Joe Bradley’s Blonde (2011)
Hauser + Wirth
- Phillip Guston, ‘Forms on Rock Ledge’ (1979) for USD $5.5 million.
- Andy Warhol, Brillo Soap Pads Box (1964/69), asking ~ $1 million USD
- Jean-Michel Basquiat, Extra Cigarette (1982), asking $5m USD
- Gunther Uecker, Diagonale/Vertikale Struktur (Diagonal/Vertical Structure) (1965) asking ~ $1.3 million USD
- Yayoi Kusama, Untitled (1953) asking ~ $950,000
ArtNews’s Annie Armstrong went to TEFAF to get these sales:
- two works by Josef Albers sold by late afternoon, for $1.75 million and $750,000
- two works by Giorgio Morandi for undisclosed prices
- sold a side table designed by Josef Frank for $32,000 and a 1925 lamp for $45,000