- Emmanuel Perrotin also sold Bharti Kher‘s “Acidic Landscape, Boiling Water” (2011) for €135,000 ($186,000) and an oversize string of pearls in murano glass by Jean-Michel Othoniel for €80,000 ($110,000)
- Karsten Greve: Georgia Russell between €6,000 and €20,000 ($8,300-27,500); a large Louise Bourgeois edition at €270,000 ($370,000). Another work went for €1 million ($1.4 million), and while representatives declined to say which one, the process of elimination suggests it was Cy Twombly‘s sizable “Untitled (Gaeta)” from 2004.
- Yvon Lambert: a Mircea Cantor sold for €60,000 ($82,500). A Bill Viola video “The Lovers” (2005) sold for €325,000 ($447,000). Loris Gréaud works sold between €45,000 ($62,000) and €85,000 ($117,000).
- Contemporary Fine Arts sold two Marcel Eichner paintings at €18,500 and €19,500 ($25,500 and $26,800).
- Simon Lee: Michelangelo Pistoletto autoportrait-mirror at €180,000 ($247,000) and a 2011 George Condo painting for $275,000 dollars.
- Xavier Hufkens took a reserve on a gigantic Thomas Houseago spoon, for €250,000 ($344,000).
Artnet adds to the pile off FIAC sales:
- Blum + Poe: Julian Hoeber sold at $40,000. Paintings by Zhang Huan priced at $200,000 each.
- Galerie Frank Elbaz, three abstractions by Bernard Piffaretti at prices ranging from €7,000 to €29,000
- Cherry and Martin: photoworks of Robert Heinecken, selling the largest example to a European collector for something like $120,000.
Georgina Adam has clutch of sales from FIAC in her Financial Times column:
- Laurent Godin: a wall sculpture made of industrial waste by Peter Buggenhout, which sold to an Israeli buyer for €30,000
- Nathalie Vallois: Pilar Albarracín’s “Untitled” (2010), a stuffed donkey seated on a pile of books for €60,000
- Cheim & Read: found a Saudi Arabian buyer for a set of 24 Louise Bourgeois drawings at $1m and sold a Chantal Joffe portrait for $75,000 to a South African buyer
- Catherine Bastide: Valerie Snobeck’s mirror piece, “Hinge” (2011) for $5,000.
- Plan B: Adrian Ghenie, “Dr Joseph” (2011), was sold for €30,000
- Zürcher: a painting by the British artist Dan Hays, “American Night” (2009, €32,000) and a silver and red geometrical abstract by Brian Belott (€7,500).
- Horton Gallery: sold a colourful abstracted townscape by Keltie Ferris for €3,700.
The Art Market: Art de Triomphe (Financial Times)
The New York Times says that “68,000 people had visited the Grand Palais for a 6 percent increase in attendance over last year” about FIAC before putting together a few sales reports of its own:
Jeanne Bucher/Jaeger Bucher: Nicolas de Staël sold quickly for 2 million euros (about $2.7 million) each
Nathalie Vallois: two different-colored copies of “The Ballerina,” a sculpture of a falling Degas-like dancer doused in bright paint by the American artist Richard Jackson, which she said sold to European collectors for $95,000 each.
Bureau: a number of works on the first day, including an empty wooden picture frame by Esther Kläs, which went for an undisclosed sum, and photographs of books and text by Erica Baum, priced between $2,500 and $3,500.
Euro Flails But Art Fair Flourishes (New York Times)