Art Basel has opened for the VIP preview and that means the galleries are sending out the sales they've made in advance of the fair but confirmed in person or sold on the first day. This post will keep a running account of sales from the galleries that report directly and quote sales in the art press.
Frieze New York’s 2022 edition found the art world returning to steady sales after a spate of more muted COVID-era events. Attendees flocked to Manhattan’s west side to wander amongst four floors of art at The Shed.
Galleries hauled their art to Los Angeles and were rewarded with these sales …
Art Basel Miami Beach re-emerged from its two-year suspended animation seemingly without so much as a cryogenic burn. Like everything else in our pandemic-paused world, the last fair seemed like it had taken place just yesterday or in another era entirely.