“FIAC becomes stronger every year and confirms its position as one of the most significant moments in the art calendar,” Pace president Susan Dunne said in a statement.
As with any fair, there were some high-profile works that had yet to sell. Zwirner brought a large
sculpture, hoping to capitalize on the artist’s retrospective at the Centre Pompidou
, but it was unsold as of Friday. And Van de Weghe
brought two show-stopping paintings by
—who has a once-in-a-lifetime show of 120 works at the Foundation Louis Vuitton
—but one was swapped out of the booth after it had failed to sell Wednesday, while the other was still available on Friday. Gagosian
sold multiple works on paper by
for €40,000 to €50,000 ($45,850 to $57,309), but had not sold Ingres Wood
(2018), the artist’s massive painted tree trunk that spilled out of the booth and was surely one of the highlights of the fair. It was priced at €550,000 ($630,788), and a source at the gallery said they were having conversations with collectors about the sculpture, but a sale was still in progress.