Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac sold $2.4 million of blue-chip art halfway through the exclusive opening of the Armory Show this week in New York, as the city’s biggest event of its kind got off to a busy start.
A $2 million painting by Ellsworth Kelly and five light holograms by James Turrell, priced at $100,000 apiece, were among the first artworks snapped up by collectors at the opening of the Art Show in Manhattan.
Broker Alon Chadad’s client purchased a $14.3 million apartment on Manhattan’s Central Park South, then spent nine months seeking approval for plans to overhaul it. In January, the buyer changed course, listing the unit for sale at more than double what he paid just a year ago.
The mayor of Fort Lee, New Jersey, said he takes Governor Chris Christie “at his word” that he didn’t know about intentional traffic jams in his town near the George Washington Bridge even as a former Christie ally claims the governor did.
It was billed as the first mass- transit Super Bowl, with 400,000 tourists gliding to the game in New Jersey by bus and train. Instead of enjoying a star turn, the region’s rail system has seen a week of equipment failures, unexplained delays and riders stranded in the cold.