Price Check! Here’s What Sold—and for How Much—at the 2019 Armory Show in New York
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Price Check! Here’s What Sold—and for How Much—at the 2019 Armory Show in New York

Ai Weiwei at Deitch Projects. Photo: Teddy Wolff, courtesy of The Armory Show. The art world has officially made it through another marathon fair gauntlet in New York. The booths are packed up, the crowds have dispersed, and we’re left to sit back and take stock of what really went down at the Armory Show’s 25th anniversary edition, which managed to sail through the weekend crisis-free after a rocky start . As we reported during the VIP preview, canvases by the Philadelphia-based artist Jonathan Lyndon Chase were selling like hot cakes out of Kohn Gallery ‘s booth, with multiple institutions adding his colorful works to their collections. Fewer six-figure sales made headlines than at other marquee fairs; the top price we noted was $1 million for a Lee Krasner painting at the booth of New York gallery Hollis Taggart . Nota bene : Sales reports are notoriously slippery. Some purchases may have been finalized long before the fair, while others might only be handshake deals, still waiting on paperwork and cash. But prices themselves are more reliably telling, providing a snapshot of where individual artists stand in the matrix of the art market today. Even here, of course, there […]

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