Georgina Adam has her report on Art Dubai:
“Candy Garden” (2013) by the Portuguese Joana Vasconcelos sold for €70,000 to a local expatriate, and a photograph by Valérie Belin, “Pieris Japonica” (2013), went for €30,000 to a European collector, both from Nathalie Obadia’s stand. A work by the artist duo Gert and Uwe Tobias went to a Saudi Arabian collector for $38,000 (with Rodolphe Janssen of Brussels), and Marian Goodman sold two paintings by the German-born painter Sabine Moritz (prices between €10,000 and €20,000).
Artnet provides early sales from Art Dubai last week:
Grovesnor Gallery sold Winter Blue (1968), a minimal sculpture by Rasheed Araeen for around US$60,0000
Agial Art Gallery sold a 1952 bronze sculpture by Michel Basbous for between US$20,000-30,000
Tunisian Galerie El-Marsa sold five pictures by Algerian painter Baya to collectors from the US and the UAE.
Dubai’s Third Line reported strong sales, including a black-and-white picture made with beads embroidered on canvas, The Great Escape (2014) by Iranian artist Farhad Moshiri. It went to a European collector for US$200,000
London’s Pilar Corrias sold a new painting, Ink Splatter (2013), by the rising star Tala Madani for US$80,000 to a known collector from Europe.
Bouchra Khalili also fared well. Two of her photographs from the Lost Boats series sold at the booth of her Paris dealer Galerie Polaris for US$7,650 and $6,250 respectively.
Galleria Continua, which has outposts in San Gimignano, Beijing, and Le Moulin Ste Marie, reported several sales, including works by Michelangelo Pistoletto and Mona Hatoum.
Paris’s Galerie Nathalie Obadia sold a sculpture by Portuguese Joana Vasconcelos, Candy Garden (2013) for around €70,000 (US$97,450).
Chicago painter Sam Moyer attracted much attention at the booth of the Belgian Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, with Untitled, 2014 selling for €12,000 (US$16,706).
Paradise Row noted much enthusiasm for the works of the Royal College of Art graduate Majed Aslam. Two of his painterly erased printouts, priced at £2,500 (US$4,150) each, sold during the opening.
Selma Feriani was delighted to report the sales of two pieces by the Lebanese Pascal Hachem (US$4,000-6,000 range)
The Art Market: Art crowd gather by the Gulf (Financial Times)
Art Dubai Opens With Steady Sales, Mostly Under $100,000 (Artnet News)