Did DiCaprio buy Warhol portrait?
Sources say that a 1980 painting of Georgia O’Keeffe by Andy Warhol, on sale at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac for $875,000, sold to the film star and collector Leonardo DiCaprio at the VIP preview. Ropac says he first placed the work in 1988 with a Swiss collector who called him last month saying he wanted to sell the piece, 30 years after the original deal. Warhol made six versions of the work after visiting the Modernist painter in New Mexico.
Private collection pays $1.3m for El Anatsui wall hanging
A work by the Ghanaian artist El Anatsui made of found aluminium and copper wire was sold to a US private collection for $1.3m by Jack Shainman Gallery of New York. The artist is making his presence felt this year with a major survey due to open next month at the Haus der Kunst in Munich, curated by Okwui Enwezor and Chika Okeke-Agulu, which is due to travel to Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha.
Marciano buys Reyes totem work
Pedro Reyes’s volcanic stone sculpture, Totem (Kisosen) (2017), sold at Lisson Gallery for $100,000 to the Marciano Art Foundation, which is housed in a 1960s former Masonic temple in Los Angeles. The sculpture, built in sections that can be reconfigured, has an optional birdbath and can be installed inside or outdoors.