Price Check! Here’s What Sold—and for How Much—at Art Basel Miami Beach 2021

Here's what dealers say they sold last week.

Mel Bochner, Money (2015) at Art Basel in Miami Beach. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
Mel Bochner, Money (2015) at Art Basel in Miami Beach. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

After another Twilight Zone-esque year in the art world, the end of Art Basel in Miami Beach finally signals the end of the 2021 season. Now all that’s left to do is take in the breathtakin(ly long) list of works sold at the fair, and try to figure out who bought what.

In a maze-like warren of more than 250 booths, the biggest reported sale of the weekend was of Picasso’s 1967 painting Mousquetaire et Femme a la Fleur for around $20 million at Helly Nahmad Gallery. It’s a pretty steep markup for the blue and grey canvas, which sold at a Christie’s Impressionist sale in November 2008 for just over $9 million, landing smack in the middle of its presale estimate of $8 to $10 million.

Who bought the work is still an open question, and galleries rarely reveal that information. But we do know that elsewhere, Libbie Mugrabi went on something of a buying spree, notably snapping up a $150,000 pink neon piece by Tracey Emin reading “It’s a Crime to Live With Someone You Don’t Love” at White Cube Gallery. (Libbie, of course, was caught up in a complicated and acrimonious split with husband David Mugrabi.)

We’ve rounded up reported sales from the Miami fair below. As always, bear in mind that some dealers occasionally (and maybe even, ahem, quite often) report inflated prices to pad the business books, while others prefer to give asking prices or price ranges. We do not include sales unaccompanied by figures, so the galleries that tend to disclose numbers are disproportionately represented here. All prices are converted to USD for ease of reading.

 

PAINTINGS

David Hockney, Studio Interior #2 (2014). © David Hockney. Photo © White Cube (Theo Christelis).

ABOVE $150,000

$20 million: Pablo Picasso, Mousquetaire et Femme a la Fleur, 1967 at Helly Nahmad Gallery

Over $7 million: Ad Reinhardt, Abstract Painting, Blue, 1953 at David Zwirner

$6.5 million: David Hockney, Studio Interior #2, 2014 at White Cube

$2.8 million: A Christopher Wool painting at Gagosian

$2.5 million: Joan Mitchell, Untitled, ca. 1962 at Edward Tyler Nahem

$1.75 million: A painting by Keith Haring at Gladstone Gallery

$1.6 million: Carmen Herrera, Untitled (Cadmium #15), 1961 at Lisson Gallery

$1.5 million: Georg Baselitz, Scherbenhaufen, 2018 at Thaddaeus Ropac

$1.4 million: A painting by Noah Davis at David Zwirner

$1.4 million: Louise Bourgeois, Untitled, ca. 1940 at Hauser & Wirth

$1.4 million: Georg Baselitz, Dienstag Schönwetter, 2020 at Thaddaeus Ropac

$1.4 million: George Condo, Going Out of my Mind, 2021 at Hauser & Wirth

$1.3 millIion: Beatriz Milhazes, O Sanfoneiro alegre, 2021 at Pace Gallery

$1.3 million: Josef Albers, Study for Homage to the Square: Night Signal, 1964 at David Zwirner

$1 million: Rashid Johnson, Bruise Painting “Ask Me Now,” 2021 at Hauser & Wirth

$1 million: Jeff Koons, Landscape (Tree) III, 2007 at Pace Gallery

$900,000: A work by Stanley Whitney at Lisson Gallery

$850,000: Jonas Wood, Bball Orchid with Dots #1, 2021 at David Kordansky Gallery

$800,000: A painting by Marlene Dumas at Gladstone Gallery

$791,000: Sturtevant, Warhol Flowers, 1990 at Thaddaeus Ropac

$725,000: A painting by Elizabeth Murray at Gladstone Gallery

$700,000: Stanley Whitney, Blue Note, 2020 at Lisson Gallery 

$600,000 each: Two paintings by Carroll Dunham at Gladstone Gallery

$600,000: A work by Günther Förg at Xavier Hufkens

$600,000: Jim Dine, Last Vermont Robe, 1985–86 at Galerie Templon

$600,000: Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Striped 2), 2019 at David Zwirner

$550,000: A painting by Elizabeth Murray at Gladstone Gallery

$500,000 each: Two paintings by Mary Lovelace O’Neal at Mnuchin Gallery

$475,000: Rita Ackermann Mama, Good Samaritan, 2021 at Hauser & Wirth

$452,000: Sturtevant, Double Marilyn, 2004 at Thaddaeus Ropac

$450,000: A painting by Joe Bradley at Xavier Hufkens

$450,000: Olga de Amaral Alquimia, Tetra (III & IV), 2006 at Lisson Gallery 

$450,000: A painting by Loie Hollowell at Pace Gallery

$425,000: Kehinde Wiley, Portrait Abdoulaye Thiaw, 2021 at Sean Kelly

$400,000: Olga de Amaral, Memorias 7, 2015 at Lisson Gallery

$395,000: Miquel Barceló, La Nuit de la Nuit, 2018–19 at Thaddaeus Ropac

$395,000: Miquel Barceló, Dernière pleine lune de l’été, 2018–19 at Thaddaeus Ropac

$375,000: Gary Simmons, Hold Up, Wait A Minute, 2021 at Hauser & Wirth

$350,000: Jordan Wolfson, Untitled, 2021 at David Zwirner

$350,000: Jenny Holzer, the hack, 2021 at Spruth Magers

$339,000: Daniel Richter, Unterschätzte Objekte, 2019 at Thaddaeus Ropac

$325,000 to $350,000 each: Two WIDW paintings by Sterling Ruby at Xavier Hufkens

$325,000: Christina Quarles, Ascent, 2021 at Hauser & Wirth

$300,000: James Rosenquist, Mute Transformations, 1985 at Kasmin

$300,000 each: Paintings by Oscar Murillo at David Zwirner

$300,000: Mary Weatherford, Candy Throw, 2021 at David Kordansky Gallery

$300,000: Teresita Fernández, Dark Earth (Matrix), 2021 at Lehmann Maupin

$300,000: Teresita Fernández, Dark Earth (Harvest Moon), 2021 at Lehmann Maupin

$300,000: A painting by Thomas Houseago at Xavier Hufkens

$287,000: Shirazeh Houshiary, Pneuma, 2020 at Lisson Gallery

$275,000: McArthur Binion, Stuttering: Standing: Still: III, 2013 at Lehmann Maupin

$275,000: David Salle, Tree of Life #39, 2021 at Lehmann Maupin

$250,000: Henry Taylor, Untitled (Portrait of Jesse Williams), 2020 at Hauser & Wirth

$250,000: Rose Wylie, Shop and Garden Flowers (Big Black Wrapper), 2021 at David Zwirner

$250,000: A painting by Eddie Martinez at Mitchell-Innes & Nash

$250,000: Angel Otero, La Victoria 2013 at Lehmann Maupin

$225,000: Teresita Fernández, Dark Earth (Weave), 2021 at Lehmann Maupin

$225,000: Teresita Fernández, Dark Earth (Eclipse), 2021 at Lehmann Maupin

$200,000: Tomokazu Matsuyama, The Seed Shiver Shine & Bright, 2021 at Kavi Gupta

$200,000: Nate Lowman, Carpel/Void (red), 2021 at David Zwirner

$200,000: Luchita Hurtado, Untitled, 1975 at Hauser & Wirth

$200,000: Jules de Balincourt, Blowhards and Blowbacks, 2021 at Pace Gallery

$186,000: Callum Innes, Exposed Painting Caribbean Turquoise, 2021 at Sean Kelly

$180,000 each: Multiple paintings by Katherine Bernhardt at David Zwirner

$175,000: Jenny Holzer, RUSSIA INVESTIGATION ONLY, 2021 at Spruth Magers

$175,000: Tomoo Gokita, Wednesday Morning, 2021 at Blum & Poe

$165,000: Stefan Brüggemann, 19/JAN/2021 American Carnage, 2021 at Hauser & Wirth

 

$55,000–$150,000

$150,000: Dindga McCannon, A Day in The Life of a Black Woman Artist, 1975 at Fridman Gallery

$150,000: Will Cotton, Bareback, 2019 at Galerie Templon

$150,000: Matthew Day Jackson, Bridal Veil Falls (after Bierstadt), 2021 at Hauser & Wirth

$150,000: Kenneth V. Young, Blue Nile, 1968 at Edward Tyler Nahem

$150,000 each: Two paintings by Pope.L at Mitchell-Innes & Nash

$125,000: Janaina Tschäpe, Cold Spring, 2021 at Sean Kelly

$113,000: A painting by Walter Swennen at Xavier Hufkens

$110,000: Ha Chong-hyun, Conjunction 20-08, 2020 at Blum & Poe

$107,000: Julio Le Parc, Ondes 157 Variation 1, 2021 at Nara Roesler

$100,000 to $400,000: Multiple 2021 works by Kenny Scharf at Almine Rech

$100,000: Marina Perez Simão, Untitled, 2021 at at Pace Gallery

$100,000: Omar Ba, Untitled, 2021 at Galerie Templon

$100,000: Robin Kid, It’s All Your Fault – XVIII (diptych), 2021 at Galerie Templon

$95,000: Ian Davenport, Turquoise & Yellow (Mirrored), 2021 at Kasmin

$90,000: Alvaro Barrington, Legend in the City, 2021 at Blum & Poe

$90,000: Anne Imhof, Untitled, 2021 at Spruth Magers

$90,000: Cheyney Thompson, Displacement(32136, 6), 2021 at Lisson Gallery 

$90,000: Cheyney Thompson, Displacement(32136, 4), 2021 at Lisson Gallery 

$85,000: A painting by Richard Aldrich at Gladstone Gallery

$80,000: Friedrich Kunath, My Fault Your Fault, 2021 at Blum & Poe

$80,000: Tobias Pils, Breastfeeding & Resting, 2021 at David Kordansky Gallery

$78,000: Aaron Garber-Mailkovska, Blue Side Avenue, 2021 at Blum & Poe

$75,000: Kaari Upson, Untitled, 2019 at Spruth Magers

$70,000: Ian Davenport, Yellow Duet, 2021 at Kasmin

$70,000: Mandy El-Sayegh, Net-Grid (Indian russian), 2021 at Lehmann Maupin

$65,000: Tomokazu Matsuyama, Let Him Run Wild Onyx, 2021 at Kavi Gupta

$65,000: Angel Otero, Untitled, 2019 at Lehmann Maupin

$65,000: Cynthia Daignault, Witness Tree, 2021 at Kasmin

$65,000: A painting by Ilana Savdie at Kohn Gallery

$60,000: Mary Heilmann, Acid Crash, 2020 at Hauser & Wirth

$60,000: Chris Martin, Untitled, 2020–21 at David Kordansky Gallery

$55,000: Van Hanos, The brain painting, the hand follows (Learning lefty), 2021 at Lisson Gallery

 

$50,000 AND UNDER

$50,000: Paul Anthony Smith, Dreams Deferred #20, 2021 at Jack Shainman Gallery

$50,000 each: Two paintings by Giddeon Appah at Mitchell-Innes & Nash

$48,000: Bernard Piffaretti, Untitled, 2021 at Lisson Gallery 

$45,000: Tony Lewis, Shown, 2020 at Blum & Poe

$45,000: Becky Suss, 8 Greenwood Place (1985–88), 2021 at Jack Shainman Gallery

$45,000: A painting by Walter Swennen at Xavier Hufkens

$45,000: Tomás Esson, ROCK AND ROLL, 2021 at David Lewis

$45,000 each: Three paintings by William Monk at Pace Gallery

$45,000: Abraham Palatnik, W-M/64, 2018 at Nara Roesler

$40,000 to 50,000: Jennie C. Jones, Short End Meassure (Gray), 2021 at Patron

$40,000: Camille Henrot, What did u say, 2020 at Hauser & Wirth

$40,000: Camille Henrot, Wet Job, 2020 at Hauser & Wirth

$35,000: Yesiyu Zhao, Crossing Over, 2021 at David Castillo

$35,000: Van Hanos, Misfit, 2021 at Lisson Gallery

$32,000: Theodora Allen, Calendar No.5, 2021 at Kasmin

$30,000 to $50,000: Caroline Kent, Valiant postures / A ruse! A ruse!, 2021 at Patron

$30,000: A painting by William Brickel at Kohn Gallery

$30,000: Vaughn Spann, Greyson, 2021 at David Castillo

$30,000: A painting by Sayre Gomez at Xavier Hufkens

$28,000: Van Hanos, Bag, back, learning lefty, 2021 at Lisson Gallery 

$25,000: A painting by Rosa Loy at Kohn Gallery

$25,000: Heinz Mack, Untitled (Chromatic Constellation), 2018 at Nara Roesler

$25,000 each: Several paintings by Hayal Pozanti at Jessica Silverman

$20,000 to $28,000 each: Four paintings by Kate Barbee at Kohn Gallery

$20,000: Laure Prouvost, YOU ARE GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION, 2019 at Lisson Gallery

$20,000: Laure Prouvost, OH STAY WITH US THE PARTY HAS JUST BEGUN, 2019 at Lisson Gallery

$18,000 to $75,000 each: Several paintings by Clare Rojas at Jessica Silverman

$13,000: Sérgio Sister, Pintura com ligações roxa e azul, 2021 at Nara Roesler

$10,000 to $45,000: Harold Mendez, Our gathering, 2021 at Patron

$10,000 to $45,000: Harold Mendez, Mask, 2021 at Patron

$10,000 to $15,000: Caroline Kent, Declarations to the sun, 2021 at Patron

$10,000: Claire Lehmann, Spectralism, 2020 at David Lewis

$10,000: Jamal Cyrus, Paladin, 2021 at Patron

$8,000: Manoela Medeiros, Ruína # 18, 2020 at Nara Roesler

$6,000: Maria Klabin, Dec 21 sky, 2020 at Nara Roesler

$3,500: Manoela Medeiros, Ruína # 17, 2021 at Nara Roesler

 

SCULPTURES, MIXED MEDIA, AND INSTALLATIONS

Simone Leigh, Untitled, 2021. © Simone Leigh, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery.

Simone Leigh, Untitled, 2021. © Simone Leigh, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery.

$50,000 AND ABOVE

$1.5 million: Robert Rauschenberg, Sky Marshal (Spread), 1978 at Thaddaeus Ropac

$1.2 million: Roni Horn, Untitled (“Surprisingly, suddenly the children’s voices had gone. It is a thing that happens on summer nights: one moment they are there and then without a call or a warning they are gone but it is difficult to be sure whether they go because they sense the mystery on-coming night, or whether the on-coming night is mysterious because they are gone.”), 2013–17 at Hauser & Wirth

$1.2 million: A sculpture by Paul McCarthy at Xavier Hufkens

$950,000: Joel Shapiro, Untitled, 1987–88 at Edward Tyler Nahem

$950,000: James Turrell, Ra, Elliptical Glass, 2021 at Pace Gallery

$750,000: An untitled bronze sculpture by Joel Shapiro at Pace Gallery

$650,000: Yoshitomo Nara, Auspicious Heavens, 2019/2020 at Blum & Poe

$650,000: Roy Lichtenstein, Sunrise, 1965 at Edward Tyler Nahem

$532,000: Antony Gormley, DOUBT III, 2021 at Sean Kelly

$523,000: A sculpture by Antony Gormley at Xavier Hufkens

$500,00: A suite of works on cloth by Louise Bourgeois at Xavier Hufkens

$450,000: Nari Ward, Breathing Wagon Wheel, 2019 at Lehmann Maupin

$400,000: Simone Leigh, Untitled, 2021 at Matthew Marks

$350,000: A sculpture by Sarah Lucas at Gladstone Gallery

$350,000: Lorna Simpson, Marked, 2021 at Hauser & Wirth

$300,000: Rebecca Manson, Gutter, 2021 at the Meridians section, presented by Josh Lilley

$275,000: Fred Eversley, Untitled (parabolic lens), (1969) 2021 at David Kordansky Gallery

$250,000: A mixed-media work by Rosemarie Trockel at Gladstone Gallery

$250,000: Erwin Wurm, Untitled (The Hitchhiker’s Project), 2021 at Lehmann Maupin

$250,000: Josh Smith, Untitled 2013 at David Zwirner

$200,000: Hugo McCloud, upcycled, 2021 at Sean Kelly

$185,000: Nick Cave, Soundsuit 9:29, 2021 at Jack Shainman Gallery

$185,000: A sculpture by Maya Lin from 2017 at Pace Gallery

$160,000: Maria Freire, Formas, 1950 at Piero Atchugarry Gallery

$150,000: A multimedia wall work by Conrad Egyir at Jessica Silverman

$150,000: Leo Villareal, Diffused Color (Large A), 2021 at Pace Gallery

$125,000: Helen Pashgian, Untitled, 2018 at Lehmann Maupin

$125,000: Sanford Biggers, Quandry, 2021 at David Castillo

$120,000: A single-channel digital work by teamLab at Pace Gallery

$115,000: Ivan Navarro, Shard III, 2021 at Galerie Templon

$100,000: A sculpture by Anicka Yi at Gladstone Gallery

$90,000: Louise Lawler, Untitled (Reflection), 2021 at Spruth Magers

$85,000: Ryan Gander, I be… (xl), 2021 at Lisson Gallery

$80,000: A multimedia wall work by Rashaad Newsome at Jessica Silverman

$80,000: Diana Al-Hadid, Bargaining on a Precipice, 2021 at Kasmin

$80,000: Billie Zangewa, A Mother’s Lament, 2021 at Galerie Templon

$75,000: Larry Bell, TRIOLITH-C (Mist) D, 2020 at Hauser & Wirth

$75,000: Hugh Hayden, The Preacher’s Wife, 2021 at Lisson Gallery

$70,000: Carlito Carvalhosa, Untitled (P03), 2013 at Nara Roesler

$55,000 to $85,000 each: Two works by Diedrick Brackens at Various Small Fires

$55,000 each: Three sculptures from Arlene Shechet’s series Together Again at Pace Gallery

$55,000 each: Marco A. Castillo, Three dimensional poster with 19 circles and 11 whole trianglesThree dimensional poster with 32 circles and 18 whole triangles; and Low relief with 18 circles and 3 wholes triangles, all 2021 at Nara Roesler

$50,000 each: Three ceramics by Sterling Ruby at Xavier Hufkens

$50,000: Rose B. Simpson, Considerati A, 2021 at Jack Shainman Gallery

 

UNDER $50,000

$47,000 each: Three editions of two bronze wall works by Tracey Emin at Xavier Hufkens

$45,000 each: Several sculptures by Rose B. Simpson at Jessica Silverman

$45,000 each: Several sculptures by Matthew Angelo Harrison at Jessica Silverman

$45,000: Marcelo Silveira, P ele XX, 2009/2021 at Nara Roesler

$40,000: vanessa german, Yellow Chair, 2021 at Kasmin

$40,000: vanessa german, Footnote, 2021 at Kasmin

$38,000: Artur Lescher, Tuluminate, 2019 at Nara Roesler

$35,000: Marco A. Castillo, Low relief with 16 circles and 3 wholes triangles, 2021 at Nara Roesler

$35,000: Radcliffe Bailey, Cast Away, 2021 at Jack Shainman Gallery

$32,000: Hugh Hayden, Pulpit, 2019 at Lisson Gallery

$30,000 each: Five tablet works by Evan Holloway at Xavier Hufkens

$30,000: Ricky Swallow, Tape with Coil, 2015-21 at David Kordansky Gallery

$28,000: Diana Al-Hadid, Untitled, 2021 at Kasmin

$26,000: Suchitra Mattai, The Murmur of a Prayer, 2021 at Kavi Gupta

$25,000 to $30,000: A floor installation and a hanging sculpture by Julien Creuzet at Document

$25,000: vanessa german, Trans Sister Power Figure, 2021 

$20,000: Maya Stovall, A ________ that defies gravity, no. 40-49, 2021 at Reyes Finn

$18,000: Allana Clarke, To Tend, 2021 at Kavi Gupta

$18,000: Allana Clarke, Aftermaths, 2021 at Kavi Gupta

$18,000: Alma Allen, Not Yet Titled, 2021 at Kasmin

$15,000 each: Two curtain works by Felipe Mujica at von Bartha & Proyectos Ultraviolta

$10,000 to $40,000 each: Several works by Woody De Othello at Jessica Silverman

$10,000 each: Two ceramics vessels by Masaomi Yasunaga from 2021 at Lisson Gallery

$8,000 to $18,000 each: Three works by Troy Makaza at First Floor Gallery Harare

$7,000 each: Three ceramic vessels by Masaomi Yasunaga at Lisson Gallery

$6,000 each: Three ceramic vessels by Masaomi Yasunaga at Lisson Gallery

 

PHOTOGRAPHS, PRINTS, AND WORKS ON PAPER

Visitors at Jack Shainman’s booth in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

$2.5 million: A work on paper by Jean-Michel Basquiat at Mnuchin

$300,000: A work on paper by Wangechi Mutu at Gladstone Gallery

$300,000: Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 2016/2018 at Hauser & Wirth

$250,000: Toyin Ojih Odutola, It’s Nothing, 2021 at Jack Shainman Gallery

$160,000: Cory Arcangel, Photoshop CS: 72 by 48 inches, 300 DPI, RGB, square pixels, default gradient “Blue, Red, Yellow”, mousedown y=700 x=7200, mouseup y=21580 x=7200; tool “Rectangular Marquee”, mousedown y=18000, x=0, mouseup y=21600, x=14400; default gradient “Blue, Red, Ye, 2021 at Lisson Gallery

$150,000: Carmen Herrera, Untitled, 2011 at Lisson Gallery

$150,000: An untitled work on paper from 1947 by Adolph Gottlieb at Pace Gallery

$100,000: A photograph by Richard Prince at Gladstone Gallery

$100,000: Belkis Ayón, My Vernicle o tu amor me condena (My Vernicle or your love condemns me), 1998 at David Castillo 

$100,000: Belkis Ayón, My Vernicle o la honda herida (My Vernicle or the deeply wounded), 1998 at David Castillo

$100,000: Belkis Ayón, My Vernicle o si yo no te olvido (My Vernicle or I do not forget you), 1998 at David Castillo

$90,000: Matthew Brannon, Concerning Egypt: Cairo and Camp David, September 14 – 17, 1978, 2021 at David Kordansky Gallery

$85,000: An untitled work on paper by Sam Gilliam from 1967 at Pace Gallery

$85,000: Lee Ufan, Response, 2021 at Lisson Gallery

$75,000: Matthew Brannon, Meditation with Medication, America Summer 1964, 2021 at David Kordansky Gallery

$72,000: Meleko Mokgosi, Untitled, 2016-18 at Jack Shainman Gallery

$67,000: Vik Muniz, Surfaces: Houses on the Hill, Horta de Ebro, after Pablo Picasso, 2021 at Nara Roesler

$50,000 to 80,000 each: Two works on paper by Louise Bourgeois at Xavier Hufkens

$43,000: Frank Thiel, Stadt 14/15 (Berlin), 2010 at Sean Kelly

$40,000: Pepe Mar, Cyborg, 2021 at David Castillo

$36,000 to $48,000 each: 10 works on paper by Alex Katz at Gladstone Gallery

$35,000: A work on paper by Karl Haendel at Mitchell-Innes & Nash

$35,000: Tom of Finland, Untitled (from “Two Hoods in Hollywood”), 1960 at David Kordansky Gallery

$33,000 each: Four works on paper by Tracey Emin at Xavier Hufkens

$30,000 to $40,000: Bethany Collins, The Odyssey:1853 / 1932 / 1900, 2020 at Patron

$25,000 to $75,000 each: Works by Vincent Valdez at Matthew Brown Gallery

$25,000: Richard Mosse, Santarem Log Barges, 2021 at Jack Shainman Gallery

$11,500: Alisa Sikelianos-Carter, Look at Me #10 (Illustrated Spells), 2021 at Kavi Gupta

$8,000: Daniel Gordon, Fern and Fruit, 2021 at Kasmin

$7,500: Yesiyu Zhao, Untitled Drawing, 2021 at David Castillo

$5,000 each: Several works on paper by Giddeon Appah at Mitchell-Innes & Nash


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