Mixed-media paintings and textile works by emerging and mid-career artists were hot sellers.
“Everything’s gone,” Harlem gallerist Claire Oliver said of her booth.
That was no surprise, given Bahamanian artist Gio Swaby’s sold-out debut at the gallery this past spring. Three of her large-format textile portraits had been snapped up for $25,000 each, while a set of nine smaller works went for $54,000.
Oliver’s presentation also included a gallery newcomer, Robert Peterson, whose figurative oil paintings of Black men and women were priced at $16,000 to $60,000.