Did DiCaprio buy Warhol portrait?
Sources say that a 1980 painting of Georgia O’Keeffe by Andy Warhol, on sale at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac for $875,000, sold to the film star and collector Leonardo DiCaprio at the VIP preview. Ropac says he first placed the work in 1988 with a Swiss collector who called him last month saying he wanted to sell the piece, 30 years after the original deal. Warhol made six versions of the work after visiting the Modernist painter in New Mexico.
Private collection pays $1.3m for El Anatsui wall hanging
A work by the Ghanaian artist El Anatsui made of found aluminium and copper wire was sold to a US private collection for $1.3m by Jack Shainman Gallery of New York. The artist is making his presence felt this year with a major survey due to open next month at the Haus der Kunst in Munich, curated by Okwui Enwezor and Chika Okeke-Agulu, which is due to travel to Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha.
Marciano buys Reyes totem work
Pedro Reyes’s volcanic stone sculpture, Totem (Kisosen) (2017), sold at Lisson Gallery for $100,000 to the Marciano Art Foundation, which is housed in a 1960s former Masonic temple in Los Angeles. The sculpture, built in sections that can be reconfigured, has an optional birdbath and can be installed inside or outdoors.
NY gallery @levygorvy made not just 1 but 2 more-than-million-dollar sales at Frieze LA: Günther Uecker’s Spirale III (2002), with an asking price of $1.2m and Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Nets (B-A-Y) (2001), asking price of $1.6m #TANsalestally pic.twitter.com/TRTEx8ZdPw— Eleni (@rubyvrooooom) February 15, 2019
Gordon Parks’ Department Store, Mobile, Alabama (1956), from his iconic photo essay documenting the Jim Crow South, sold for $68,000 at @JackShainman during #FriezeLA @FriezeArtFair #TANsalestally pic.twitter.com/ds9OvXX41R— Aimee Dawson (@amldawson) February 16, 2019
.@LehmannMaupin reported sales totalling $1.37m on the first day of #FriezeLA yesterday, including this work Lunate (2018) by Shirazeh Houshiary for $479,000 @FriezeArtFair #TANsalestally pic.twitter.com/ZIIxLhMZTV— Aimee Dawson (@amldawson) February 16, 2019
Kathryn Andrews' T-1000 (2019) sold at David Kordansky gallery for $85,000 @FriezeArtFair. It incorporates a certified prop from the 1991 film Terminator 2: Judgment Day—a hand partially transformed into an elongated metallic spike. #FriezeLA #TANsalestally pic.twitter.com/2qLcMVLUSj— Aimee Dawson (@amldawson) February 16, 2019
True crime aficionados like art too: 11 works from a series by Kathryn Andrews based on the 1947 "Black Dahlia" murder of Elizabeth Short with David Kordansky gallery sold for $40,000 each @FriezeArtFair LA #TANsalestally pic.twitter.com/krQGFcHmmM— Eleni (@rubyvrooooom) February 16, 2019