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.
Billionaire money manager Steven A. Cohen just missed a chance to buy a 1950s abstract blue painting by postwar minimalist Ad Reinhardt at the David Zwirner Gallery’s booth at Art Basel.
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.
"He came a minute too late."
- David Zwirner on Jun 18, 2014