Friday inside the Saatchi Galleries, it’s all business. Sales are stronger than we’ve seen in years.
Without a doubt the most satisfying clients are the ones who return a year later to say they deeply regret the purchase they didn’t make the year before and would like to make up for it immediately!
Dashing between red-dotting, Jamie in a Grand Central moment.
“Meld” by Joseph Harrington (recent finalist in Bullseye’s e-merge 2010 exhibition) had apparently been the first work – in the entire fair – to sell on Opening night. A second Harrington sale follows quickly on its heels.
This Newell wins the If-it-weren’t-already-sold-this-is-the-one-I’d-buy Award:
By mid-afternoon of the second day, the tally is: two Harringtons, two Newalls, three Sarmientos (plus a commission), one Brachlow and one Surgent. Plus a second Surgent sale pending for a museum.
I need a breather.
Outside I grab a late lunch on a park bench. At Saatchi this year apparently it’s even busy in the boxwoods.
With short respites for reading….
….and the business of monkey business.
Until it’s Inside time again.