The Most Expensive Paintings of the Decade. Part I: 2010-2014. As one decade draws to a close and 2020 approaches we survey the market's milestones of the past 10 years.
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One of the most talked-about artworks is a banana duct-taped to a wall. The piece is by none other than Maurizio Cattelan and aptly titled Comedian (2019); two of three editions were sold by Perrotin by the end of the VIP preview, each priced at $120,000. Below, we share some of our non-biodegradable favorites from the fair.
Art fairs can be so fun. Sure, they’re exhausting, and after a few hours of looking, walking, and talking you can feel your brain start to liquefy and your body turn to dust as if you just drank from the wrong chalice in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. But where else can you imagine finding so much beauty, wonderment, food for thought, and oddness from all over the world around every corner?
A pair of giant-sized Cindy Sherman self portraits are on view at Art Basel Miami Beach, courtesy New York’s Metro Pictures. Self portraits are the artist’s bread and butter, of course—the shape-shifting photographer has recast herself in many roles since her seminal “Untitled Film Stills” series begin in 1977. But these new works mark an unexpected new direction for Sherman: they are tapestries, the first non-photographic works she’s ever made.