December 10, 2018. By Nate Freeman.
In Positions, Chapter NY sold 10 works by Willa Nasatir for prices between $4,000 and $10,000, and Antenna Space in Shanghai sold Wang Shang’s Palorchestes azeal (2018) for a price between $19,000 and $24,000 to a private collection in Florida. Thierry Goldberg Gallery, a New York outfit participating in the show for the first time, sold out its solo booth of work by Tschabalala Self priced between $10,000 and $60,000; one work was purchased by a collector on behalf of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Last year, Thierry Goldberg set up a pop-up space to exhibit Self’s new work in Miami’s Design District, but this year, the gallery decided to take a booth at the fair—a grand success, as it was one of the more talked-about stands in the entire convention center. Director Ron Segev said showing at Art Basel in Miami Beach allowed the gallery’s staff to meet way more curators and collectors, with the fair offering as much—if not more—exposure for the young artist as a museum exhibition.
“With this particular artist, she’s been exhibited in some museums, but this is like another exhibition in a way—with a lot of exposure, where more people can see the work for the first time in person,” Segev said.
December 10, 2018