SOFA NY closes today and the exhibitors are already thrilled with the results. Here are some of the impressive results from the first three days:
browngrotta arts (Wilton, CT): Luba Krejci thread drawing ($9,000); two Sue Lawty pebble paintings ($9,000 each).
Cavin-Morris Gallery (New York): Three Pascal Oudet wood vessels sold to the Museum of Arts and Design.
Cultural Connections CC (Great Missender-Bucks, England): Four-foot by four-foot ceramic vessel by Jean-Francois Thierion; large-format plate by Gutte Eriksen.
COVET Ferrin Gallery / Sienna Gallery: Molly Hatch, a young ceramics phenom who has a line at Anthropologie, Versailles Orangerie Part III, edition of three, 1/3 30 ceramic hand-painted dinner plates (pictured below, $7,500).
Duane Reed Gallery (St. Louis): Jun Kaneko dango ($25,000).
Echt Gallery (Chicago): Shayna Leib blown glass, glass cane, resin, and steel wall installation ($53,000); Harue Shimomoto glass installation ($10,500).
Erskine, Hall & Coe (London): Three most significant Hans Coper vessels, recently on view at The Met ($15,000-$28,000); four Shozo Michikawa stoneware pieces; four Sara Flynn pinched porcelain vessels.
Floating World Gallery (New York): Two Niyoko Ikuta and two Sucharu Fukami sculptures, one of which sold for $120,000.
flow gallery (London): All six Henk Wolvers vessels sold within the first two hours of the show opening. Plus many commissions and a purchase on behalf of Museum of Arts and Design.
Heller Gallery (New York): Three Steffen Dam glass installations (including the largest piece at $60,000).
Jane Sauer Gallery (Santa Fe): Gugger Petter's Man and Woman with Barking Dog on newspaper and mixed media ($13,500); Kent Townsend's Bubinga cabinet ($23,000).
J. Lohmann Gallery (New York): European ceramics by Sandra Davolio and Ann van Hoey.
Litvak Gallery (Tel Aviv): Stepan Pala, Vaclav Cigler, Peter Bremers, and two Bertil Vallien works ($25,000-$60,000)
Maria Elena Kravitz (Cordoba, Argentina): Jeffro Uitto's wood table for a Frank Lloyd Wright home; 'Dandelion Chair,' featured in Architectural Digest, by Sally Bride; Bob Clyatt mirrored wall hanging.
Sarah Myerscough Fine Art (London): Three pieces by European wood-turners to first-time collectors; large vessels by German woodturner Friedemann Buchler to a well-known collector; multiple works from a large installation by top English woodturner Anthony Bryant, created from a single 100 year-old holly tree; four works by Philip Moulthrop.
Sienna Gallery (Lenox, MA): Near sell-out of Lola Brooks mixed-media jewelry on Opening Night.
TAI Gallery (Santa Fe): Largest work on offer by Morigami Jin ($12,500).
Wexler Gallery (Philadelphia): Seminal 'Forth Bench' by Vivian Beer ($28,000).