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A London Gallery, with millions in sales, amongst the stars of the Arco Art fair in Madrid

Random triangle mirror- Anish Kapoor. Lisson Gallery

Lisson Gallery did not have to wait to the last day of the Fair to take stock. Midway through, a piece by Angela de la Cruz had been sold and in the entity it informed that “Random triangle mirror” by Anish Kapoor was reserved, believed to be, for a Spanish art collector. It’s Price? Over one million euros.

Other London galleries that also took part in ARCO included Arcade, Richard Saltoun, Frith Street, Marian Goodman, Stephen Friedman, Victoria Miró and Waterside Contemporary.

Even though official data is not available yet, it is ensured that Jorge Pérez has made interesting investments in the 35th edition of ARCO.
Let us remember that the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) has its name for the Hispanic American entrepreneur, officially recognised as one of the most influential personalities in the international art scene. Other prestigious modern art museums and collectors have hung art works on their walls by artists present at ARCO.

Attendance figures for this event reached 100,000 visitors, around 30,000 of them professionals and collectors from around the world.

But don’t worry if you where not able to enjoy ARCO, and incidentally, the winter sun, delicatessen and the warmth of the city of Madrid. The year ahead gives us other opportunities of an “artistic treat” through other fairs across the globe:

ART BASEL Honk Kong, Asia, March 24-26
Probably the most influential modern and contemporary art fair in the Asian Market. The art works by over 4,000 artists, more than half from Asia and Asia Pacific, will be displayed by 239 of the world’s most important modern and contemporary art galleries showing the works.

ART BASEL MIAMI, USA, December 1-4
Subsidiary of the foregoing. This well known art fair will be displaying artwork from established and emerging artist, presented by the Modern and contemporary art galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

FIAC Paris, France, October 20-23
In a luxurious environment as is the Gran Palais of Paris

FRIEZE ART  New York, USA, May 5-8
With six site-specific artist commissions curated by Cecilia Alemani that respond to the art fair environment.

FRIEZE ART London, UK, October 6-9
Frieze London in 2015 displayed the work from over 1,000 artists in 160 galleries from around the world, Frieze Projects and Frieze Talks. Enjoy and buy art at home, at The Regent’s Park, in the heart of London.

And many more… We will keep you informed. For more information on Chelsea Monthly Arts section. Email: or follow us @ChelseaMonthly