between the artist
and Louis Vuitton men’s creative director
. Drake is a known collector of the bombastic work and fairgoers were audibly yelling at passersby to move so they could get pictures. At the other end of the hall, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac had mounted a solo booth of serene portraits by the nonagenarian New Yorker
’s The Garden(2017) for $385,000 to a Chinese museum,
’s Untitled Anxious Collage (2017) to a collection in Hong Kong, and
’s Work No. 2316 COCONUTS (2015) for $210,000 to a collection in China. The gallery also staged a show of work by
’s bank of (2017-18) sold for $300,000; a small
sculpture sold for $220,000; and an untitled 2011–12 encaustic by
, who opened a show at Shanghai’s Rockbund Art Museum on Thursday night, sold for $250,000.
Installation view of David Zwirner’s booth at Art021, 2018. Courtesy of David Zwirner.
iPad paintings sold for $26,000 each, as well as several works by Chinese artists in their program like
—et voila, an Antony Gormley solo booth. Three works were on reserve a few hours into the fair, at €350,000 for large sculptures and €175,000 for small ones. Beltrame added that, while they’ve done fairs in Beijing to support the local gallery scene, she doesn’t see it them taking off in the way Art021 and West Bund have in Shanghai, turning the city into a real destination for Asian buyers every November.
. It was also Kasmin’s first time at Art021. The New York gallery sold
’s cheeky painting Salvator Mundi (2018), a play on the
painting that sold for $450 million at Christie’s a year ago, but with a fluffy dog holding the gazing ball instead of Jesus Christ.
“LOVE” sculpture that served as the booth’s centerpiece.