Masterpiece Theatre: $8 M. Kline Sells at Frieze Masters; $15 M. Dubuffet, Film Greats On Offer
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Masterpiece Theatre: $8 M. Kline Sells at Frieze Masters; $15 M. Dubuffet, Film Greats On Offer

At Sprüth Magers: Andreas Gursky, Dolomites, Cablecar, 1987. COPYRIGHT ANDREAS GURSKY / VG BILD-KUNST, BONN, 2018 COURTESY SPRU╠łTH MAGERS After the blur of V.I.P. viewing on Wednesday in the two Frieze tents in Regent’s Park in London, a longer second look at Frieze Masters, the hybrid platform comprising a brew of international dealers specializing in everything from Old Masters to blue-chip contemporary, delivered another flood of art-market data. At the booth of Skarstedt, which has galleries in London and New York, the mysterious figure in Eric Fischl’s oil-on-linen painting The Bed, the Chair, Crossing (2000) sold in the region of the $850,000 asking price, and a multi-panel editioned work by Thomas Schutte, Kleine Geister (1996) sold for approximately $120,000. Though already removed from the stand, some 1982 Georg Baselitz drawings also found new homes, at around $100,000 each. “Another important painting sold,” said Bona Montagu, a Skarstedt partner who directs its London branch, “but we can’t talk about it.” A few yards away, at New York’s Acquavella Galleries, Wayne Thiebaud’s crisply painted Office , dated 1985/1987/1999, an oil on wood panel measuring only about 10 by 16 inches sold in the region of its $750,000 asking price. “He can […]

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