Apparently, Art Basel has been described as “the ‘Black Friday’ of the art world.
Yayoi Kusama’s pumpkin at David Zwirner gallery’s booth, priced at $600,000, sold quickly at the private opening of Art Basel Miami Beach yesterday. The fair, open to the public today through Sunday, features 258 galleries from 31 countries.
Hollywood producer Brian Grazer, the Oscar winner who has collected art for more than a decade, made his first trip to the Art Basel Miami Beach fair yesterday.
He chatted with entertainer-entrepreneur Sean John Combs, music producer Jimmy Iovine and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt at the Gagosian gallery booth, where an $8.5 million sculpture by Henry Moore and a $9 million candy egg sculpture by Jeff Koons awaited buyers.
“I am overwhelmed,” said Grazer, 62, sporting camouflage pants and his usual spiky hair. “I’ve never been here before. The prices are crazy.”