A sculpture of 100 fish by Damien Hirst was snapped up with a price tag of $2.8 million. A Takashi Murakami painting of a Chinese lion dog and two works by Louise Bourgeois were also hitting the $2 million mark in Paris.
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.
Andy Warhol ’s painting of a Coca- Cola bottle sold for $35.4 million at Sotheby’s yesterday, making the artist the star of New York’s contemporary art auctions for two nights running as the market recovers slowly from a slump.
A Joan Miro painting priced at $8 million was among the flurry of big-ticket sales last night at FIAC as Paris’s biggest contemporary art fair faced the twin threat of local wealth taxes and an expanded Frieze in London.