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Paris Top Five: A $6m Kerry James Marshall Snapped Up But a $12m Magritte Fails to Shine at Sotheby’s

2 min read  · 20 Oct 2023

La valse hésitation, René Magritte, 1955. Image courtesy of Sotheby's

Strong Sales in Paris Led by $6M Kerry James Marshall
A Kerry James Marshall painting reportedly sold for a staggering $6m at David Zwirner and works by Mark Bradford are in demand at Hauser & Wirth, plus other standout galleries at the fair. (ARTnews)

A Tale of Two Magrittes at Sotheby's Modernités $39.49m Sale
Works by Rene Magritte and Lucio Fontana were among the 62% of lots selling above their estimates at Sotheby's Paris but results were mixed on the night. Another painting by the Surrealist master was among the notable works that failed to find a buyer, or were withdrawn, reflecting market uncertainties. (HENI News)

Big-Ticket Sales and Best Booths at Paris+ Art Basel
By the end of the VIP day, David Zwirner had announced the sale of a $6m Kerry James Marshall painting. A $2.35m George Condo work sold by Hauser & Wirth, and a $2m Robert Rauschenberg work sold by Ropac. (Artsy)

Speedy Sales at the Fair Include Rauschenberg but $40m Rothko Still Unsold
The high number of visitors and early sales at the VIP opening did not include a $40m painting by Mark Rothko, the talk of Paris with a solo show at the Fondation Louis Vuitton. (Financial Times)

What to See During Paris+ par Art Basel
A flurry of mind-bending museum exhibitions, gallery shows, pop-up spaces and satellite fairs includes a moody Mike Kelley retrospective presented at the Bourse de Commerce. (W Magazine)


René Magritte