Belinda Neumann-Donnelly Wants to Sell Another Basquiat; Taipei Dangdai Sales Report; Chillida at Hauser + Wirth; Katharina Grosse at DLD
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The Neumann Family in Another Battle Over $50m in Art
Belinda Neumann-Donnelly, the daughter of Hubert Neumann, is suing her father and siblings to have what she believes is $50m in art sold so the proceeds can be divided among the beneficiaries of a family trust. There are more than 50 works in the trust, including art by Jean Dubuffet, Joan Miro, Keith Haring, Bruce Conner, Jeff Koons and David Wojnarowicz. But the bulk of the value lies in two works: Sandro Chia’s Confidential Declaration and Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled (Tyranny), an eight-foot-wide work from the highly sought after year of 1982.
Taipei Dangdai Sales Report
Artsy had the fair report for Taipei Dangdai which saw nearly 30,000 visitors in Taiwan this past weekend:
- Thaddaeus Ropac sold Georg Baselitz’s Der Bote (The Messenger) (1984) to a Taiwanese foundation for €2 million (approx. US$2.3 million).
- Lehmann Maupin sold a Do Ho Suh installation Refrigerator, Unit 2, 348 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011, USA (2015) to an Asian collector for around $220,000
- Lisson Gallery sold two works by Julian Opie for £35,000, Tatsuo Miyajima, Time Waterfall (2018) for $80,000; and Anish Kapoor, Mirror (Garnet to Laser Red) (2017) for £750,000.
- Sprüth Magers sold four works by George Condo for prices between $40,000 to $350,000
- Hauser & Wirth sold six Gunther Förg pieces priced between €24,000 and €475,000
- David Zwirner sold a Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Net painting for over $1m, a work by Wolfgang Tillmans for $350,000, and two Neo Rauch paintings for $325,000 and $650,000 to Taiwanese collectors.
- Ota Fine Arts sold multiple versions of a Tsuyoshi Hisakado clock movement installation for an unreported sum
- Sullivan+Strumpf sold a Sam Jinks sculpture for $75,000
- Double Square Gallery sold half of the works in its booth, priced at $10,000 to $110,000, to Taiwanese and international collectors
- Galerie Ora-Ora in Hong Kong sold works by Juri Markkula, Carla Chan, and Huang Dan
- Galerie du Monde sold out its stand of works by Taiwanese artist Wu Chi-Tsung
Eduardo Chillida at Hauser + Wirth
Hauser + Wirth’s Zurich gallery opened their show of Eduardo Chillida’s work last week. Vernissage TV takes us there with this video walk through of the exhibit:
The show features rarely exhibited works. On display are sculptures such as ‘Homenaje a Pili (Homage to Pili)’ (2000), an homage to his wife, Pilar ‘Pili’ Belzunce; the granite sculpture ‘Harri II (Stone) II’ (1991); and the steel work ‘Enparantza (Square)’ (1990). The exhibition runs until March 2, 2019.
Kathrina Grosse Speaks at DLD Tech Conference
Innovation is a big theme at tech conferences and DLD takes that idea a bit further by having Hans Ulbricht Obst interview some artists. The best of the several different interviews he did at DLD is this one with Katharina Grosse who talks about her work as “prototypes of imagination.”