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The world’s largest art fair, Art Basel, opened earlier this week in the Swiss city, marking the marquee fair’s first in-person event in Europe since the start of the pandemic. Below a comprehensive list of sales that took place:
Hauser & Wirth (Zurich, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Somerset, St. Moritz) sold Phillips Guston’s painting Blues in A flat (1975) for $6.5 million; David Smith Vertical Structure (1939) for $5.5 million; Frank Bowling, Alert for (2021) for $925,000; Ed Clark’s canvas Untitled (Paris),1998, for $850,000 to an American foundation; Nicole Eisenman’s bronze sculpture Procession Maquette (2020) for $475,000; Günther Förg’s acrylic on lead wood piece Melnikov (1998) €950,000; Charles Gaines mixed media work, Numbers and Trees V for $300,000; Jenny Holzer’s Prior to the Patriot Act (2021) for $175,000; Rashid Johnson’s oil on linen Bruise Painting “Easy Street” (2021) for $975,000 to a European collection; Tetsumi Kudo’s Votre portrait (Your Portrait), 1970-79 for $350,000; Maria Lassnig’s Schweinderln (Piggies), 2007, for $650,000; Glenn Ligon’s canvas Debris Field (Red) #18, 2020-2021 for $750,000 to a European museum; Paul McCarthy’s WS, White Snow Dopey Dopey Head, Five Feet (2014) for $975,000; Nicolas Party’s Sunset (2021) soft pastel on linen sold for $250,000 to a museum; Anj Smith’s oil on linen The Pink (2021) for £120,000; Zhang Enli’s Hairdresser (2021) for $340,000.
Lehmann Maupin (New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, London) sold Nari Ward’s Tamper Free (2021) sold for 120,000 to a US collector and Breathing Drunkard’s Path (2019) for $400,000 – 500,000 to a collector with a private museum in Asia; Heidi Bucher’s Door of the Herrenzimmer (1978) sold for CHF 360,000 to a UK/Asia-based private collector; McArthur Binion’s ink, oil paint stick, and paper on board Modern:Ancient:Brown (2021) sold for $300,000 to prominent collectors in Germany; Angel Otero’s oil paint and fabric collaged on canvas Satin Ripples (2021) sold for $140,000 to a European institution; Mandy El-Sayegh’s acrylic on linen collage summer rains (2021) for a price between 45,000-55,000 to a UK-based collector with a private foundation; Two works by Lee Bul, Perdu LXXXII (2021), and Perdu XCVIII (2021) totaling $425,0000 sold to private collections in Germany and the US.
David Zwirner (Paris, Hong Kong, London, New York) sold Dan Flavin’s untitled sculpture from 1974 for $3 million; Josh Smith sculpture untitled (2020) sold for $1.25 million; Kerry James Marshall’s Black and Part Black Birds in America: (European Starlings), 2021, sold for $2.8 million; Oscar Murillo’s manifestation, (2018-2019) sold for $500,000; Dana Schutz’s The Gardener, 2021 sold for $700,000; Bridget Riley’s Intervals 14 (2020) sold for £1.25 million; Additional works were sold by Gerhard Richter, Neo Rauch, Lucas Arruda, Wolfgang Tillmans, Cy Twombly, Bruce Nauman, Giorgio Morandi, On Kawara, Luc Tuymans, and Sigmar Polke
Xavier Hukfens (Brussels) Two bronzes by Louise Bourgeois sold for $500,000 and $130,000; A painting by Zhang Enli sold for a price in the range of $400,000 to 500,000; Two paintings by Joe Bradley each sold for a price in the range of $400,000 to 450,000; A sculpture by Antony Gormley sold for approximately £400,000; Two sculptures by Thomas Houseago each sold for a price in the range of $350,000 to 400,000; A work on paper by Alice Neel Sold for a price in the range of $150,000 to 200,000; A work on paper by Louise Bourgeois sold for $125,000; Two wall-mounted paper sculptures by Lynda Benglis sold for prices in the range of $85,000 to 100,000; A painting by Sayre Gomez sold for a price in the range of $80,000 to $85,000; A painting by Matt Connors sold for approximately $60,000; A work on paper by Louise Bourgeois sold for $45,000; A painting by Walter Swennen sold for EUR 30,000 to 40,000; Three gouaches by Tracey Emin each sold for a price in the range of £25,000.
White Cube (Hong Kong, London) Mark Bradford’s Kryptonite (2006) sold for $4.95 million Michael Armitage’s Cave (2021) sold for £575,000; Antony Gormley RATTLE (2018) sold for £525,000; Theaster Gates’s Civil Sun Showers (2019) sold for $500,000; Park Seo-Bo’s Ecriture No. 17-70 (1970) sold for $590,000; David Hammons’s Heads Up (1969) sold for $495,000; Christian Marclay’s Scream (Yellow Echo) (2019) sold for $85,000; Danh Vo’s Untitled (2020) sold for €250,000; Etel Adnan’s Sunny Countryside (2018) sold for €80,000; Isamu Noguchi Cloud Mountain (1982-84) sold for $275,000; Tracey Emin’s Every Part of Me’s Bleeding (1999) sold for £85,000; Gilbert & George’s WREATHED (2020) sold for £110,000.
Sprüth Magers (Berlin, London, Los Angeles) sold a work by Sterling Ruby’s made of acrylic, oil, and cardboard on canvas for $350,000 to a US collector; John Baldessari’s photographs Helicopter and Dragonfly (Observing/Observed), 1990, for $550,000 to a European collector; Anne Imhof’s acrylic and aluminum work Untitled (2021) for €60,000 to a European private museum; Rosemarie Trockel’s glazed ceramic work Marry Mood (2016) for €550,000 to a European collector; Jenny Holzer’s CONCLUSION (2014-19) made of Palladium leaf and oil on linen sold for $425,000 to a European collector; Andreas Gursky’s inkjet print Engadin II (2006) for EUR 750,000 to a US collector; Barbara Kruger’s gelatin silver print Untitled (Your devotion has the look of a lunatic sport), 1982, for $750,000 to an Asian collection; Reinhard Mucha’s Aurich (2021), made of metal shoulder clamps and alkyd enamel sold for $250,000 to a European collection.
Gladstone Gallery (Brussels, New York) A Keith Haring painting for a price between $5 million-$5.5 million; an Alex Katz painting sold for around $2 million; 5 paintings by Kai Althoff sold; A painting by Elizabeth Peyton sold for $650,000; A painting by Amy Sillman sold for above $400,000; Two paintings by Victor Man sold for €200,000 each; A painting by R. H. Quaytman sold for around $200,000; A painting by Michael Williams sold for $130,000.
David Kordansky (Los Angeles) sold Derek Fordjour’s Open Swim (2021) and Hilary Pecis’s painting, Yellow Table (2021) to North American institutions. Lucy Bull’s 7:52 (2021) was sold to a major US institution on the East Coast; Deana Lawson’s photograph, Salmo 91 (2021), went to two major institutions, one in California and one in Europe. Two paintings, Right at Rocky Quarry Beach (2021) and Squall in Hawaii (2021) by Mary Weatherford sold for $400,000 each; Rashid Johnson’s painting, Seascape “I Cover the Waterfront (2021), sold for $850,000; Jennifer Guidi’s Bright Horizon (Painted Sand Horizon SF #3P, Blue-Pink-Orange-Yellow Sunrise Gradient), 2021, sold and two recent parabolic lens sculptures by Fred Eversley sold for $275,000 each.
Thaddaeus Ropac (London) Miquel Barceló’s ISMAEL 2ON (2020) sold for €380.000 to a US collector; Lee Bul’s Untitled (Willing to be Vulnerable), 2020, sold for $200,000; Robert Longo, Untitled (White Snow Trees of the Black Forest, 2019, sold for $800,000 to an Austrian collection; Robert Longo, Untitled (Hei Bao), 2020, sold for $450,000; Robert Longo, Untitled (White Peonies), 2020, sold for $450,000; Martha Jungwirth, Marengo (Ross), 2021 sold for €245.000; Daniel Richter’s bedroht und schuldig (2021) sold for €200.000; VALIE EXPORT’s Die Doppelgängerin (2010) sold for €350,000 to a French collection; Robert Rauschenberg’s Rollings (Salvage), 1984, sold for $ 4.5 million to a European museum.
von Bartha (Basel) sold Imi Knoebel’s Rot-Weiss Nr 22 (1991/93) for €300,000; Gerhard von Graevenitz’s Stehendes Rechteck (1981) for €120,000; Olaf Breuning’s canvas Mountains (2020) for CHF 25,000 to a Swiss Corporate Collection.
Sikkema Jenkins & Co. (New York) sold Kara Walker’s Replacement Parts (2021) for $500,000 to a private European collection; Sheila Hicks’s wool on linen work Cloud Hieroglyphs (2021) for $200,000 to a private American collection.
Galerie Thomas Zander (Cologne) sold Jeff Wall’s Staining bench, Furniture Manufactures, Vancouver (2003) for €120,000; Mitch Epstein’s C-Print Hoh Rain Forest, Olympic National Park, Washington (2017) sold for $45,000.
Jessica Silverman (New York) sold 7 work by Rose B. Simpson for prices between $20,000 to $50,000.
Alison Jacques Gallery (London) sold Sheila Hicks’s Lianes Magistral (2021) for $600,000.
Galerie Neu (Berlin) sold Victor Man’s oil on canvas Girl in Love With a Wound (2020/2021) to the Städel Museum in Frankfurt.
Standard (Oslo) sold two works by Mathew Cerletty fo $44,000; two paintings by Mikael Lo Presti sold for €3,700.
Sprovieri (London) sold Jannis Kounellis’s iron panel and oil on canvas work Untitled (2014) for €290,000 to a collection in Asia; Cabrita’s Landscapes (2020) (series III) 5 (2020) for €40,000 to an Italian collector.