Big ticket sales at Art Basel mask a nuanced market moment
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Big ticket sales at Art Basel mask a nuanced market moment
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After a brisk first day of Art Basel’s VIP preview, mega galleries across the Messeplatz continued to announce eight-figure deals on the second day of the fair. Hauser & Wirth, Switzerland’s leading commercial gallery, said it sold Georgia O’Keeffe’s dreamy Sky with Moon (1966) to a private collection for $13.5m. It was the most valuable work announced yesterday before we went to press. The gallery also reported the sale of Philip Guston’s Orders (1978) for $10m.

Pace reported Wayne Thiebaud’s Sliced Pie Stand (2017-18) sold for $2.25m. David Zwirner sold an untitled Robert Ryman work from 1997 for $1.5m. Tornabuoni Art gallery reported selling a piece by Giorgio de Chirico for between €1.2m and €1.6m. Thaddaeus Ropac made a €1m deal for Welten, die es nicht gab, mit Filzhut (2023) by Georg Baselitz, the Austrian dealer said. Gladstone gallery sold a Keith Haring work on paper and an Elizabeth Peyton painting for $1.5m each.

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