$6 M. Kerry James Marshall Painting Leads Strong Sales at Paris + par Art Basel

In the opening days of the sophomore edition of Paris + par Art Basel, business appeared exceptionally roobust across the the fair’s participating exhibitors. coin303

While French galleries made up a third of the fair’s participants, US and Europe-based mega-galleries and mid-tier outfits saw very strong sales. David Zwirner reportedly sold a Kerry James Marshall painting for a staggering $6 million, in addition to works by Marlene Dumas, Alice Neel, and Michaël Borremans. Hauser + Writh sold out its booth—stocked with works by Mark Bradford, George Condo, and Roni Horn, among others—on the first day, with much of the works going to private and institutional collection in France, according to gallery president Marc Payot. coin303

Paris-based dealers Galeries Allen and Applicat-Prazan sold pieces by Jacqueline de Jong and Jean Hélion, while Christian Berst’s and and Mennour reported sales of works by Anna Zemánková and Lee Ufan. Elsewhere, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, which has two locations in West Africa, sold three paintings from a solo booth dedicated to Elladj Lincy Deloumeaux’s work at prices between €30,000- €40,000. Emerging galleries like Vienna’s Felix Gaudlitz in and Tbilisis’s LC Queisser sold a variety of works at prices between $3,000-$15,000, a promising sign for dealers that promote rising talent. coin303