Ullens Center for Contemporary Art

Ullens buys Tayou at Venice Biennale

The collectors add work by Pascale Marthine Tayou to their extensive collection

The contemporary collectors and founders of the Beijing-based Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Guy and Myriam Ullens, have bought part of Pascale Marthine Tayou’s Human Being @ Work (2007-ongoing), on show at the Venice Biennale. The group of crystal figures with bright bead necklaces sold in the region of €160,000. Tayou is represented by Continua (2.1/X1), which sold two other examples on the first day. Belgian sugar magnate Guy Ullens and his wife Myriam founded UCCA in 2007 and recently raised $22.2m when they sold 18 works of Chinese art at auction in Beijing.

Originally appeared in The Art Newspaper as ‘Ullens buys Tayou in Venice'

Appeared in Art Basel in Basel, June 2012