SOFA New York 2010’s organizers released some sales information today. Here are some excerpts from the press release:
Approximately 18,500 collectors, curators, architects, interior designers, art advisors and new enthusiasts took in SOFA NEW YORK, presented by 58 international galleries and produced by The Art Fair Company. President and founding director of SOFA fairs in New York, Chicago and Santa Fe, Mark Lyman said, “The mood on the floor was energetic and more upbeat compared to last year. Many dealers reported their top offerings sold quickly at the preview and sales held steady throughout the fair.” Lyman reported opening day ticket sales were up 60% and sales on Saturday up 72%
- Joan Mirviss of Joan B. Mirviss Ltd., New York sold 23 pieces by the celebrated Japanese ceramicist Koike Shoko within 30 minutes of the show’s opening.
- Clare Beck at Adrian Sassoon of London: Major sales at the gallery included two very large-scale thrown and glazed porcelain columns with over-glaze enamel transfers by Felicity Aylieff in the $40,000 range.
- Heller Gallery, New York enjoyed key sales of the gallery’s focus show of Venetian glass maestro Lino Tagliapietra’s sculpture, offered in the $50,000 + range.Continue Reading