A sculpture of an inflatable dolphin by Jeff Koons sold for $5 million. A 1971 Sigmar Polke painting depicting purple monkeys, an alligator and a penis was snapped up for $4.5 million. An abstract painting by Joan Mitchell fetched $1.5 million.
When actor Ben Stiller approached David Zwirner to help him raise money for Haiti through a charity auction, the art dealer proposed an evening sale at one of the big auction houses.
“I am not a star,” artist Oscar Murillo said as he signed autographs at the opening of his first solo gallery show in New York last week.
Per Skarstedt is the latest New York dealer to open in London as the city’s existing galleries expand to profit from growing demand.
If you survive New York’s Armory Week, with its 10-plus art fairs, here are a few side trips into Chelsea.
Leon Black, the billionaire co- founder of investment firm Apollo Global Management LLC, made Art & Auction magazine’s list of the 10 most powerful art world participants for the first time.
"The number of transactions is important."
- David Zwirner on Dec 04, 2014