Brook S. Mason tallies up on Artnet.com some sales from the smaller SOFA West held in Santa Fe earlier in the month:
Early sales were clinched. Joan Mirviss racked up substantial sales to collectors from San Francisco and the Bay Area, Seattle and Greenwich, Conn. “All were new clients — the level of sophistication is high here and by 7:30 of opening night, I decided to sign up for next year,” says Mirviss.
Pounced on immediately were a 1991 Suzuki Osama sculptural object drenched in a fiery red glaze, and a Wada Morihiro vessel. The Morihiro with its textile references, from its kimono shape to design patterns, was snapped up by a collector who sits on the board of two East Coast museums, reports Mirviss.Continue Reading