Dealers report strong first-day sales as Expo Chicago’s largest edition yet draws a 'critical mass' of Midwestern collec

Carlie Porterfield, The Art Newspaper, April 14, 2023

By the end of the fair’s VIP preview on Thursday evening, New York’s Kasmin gallery had sold a bronze sculpture by Max Ernst for $225,000 and Chicago’s Monique Meloche Gallery placed a major Ebony G. Patterson tapestry for $130,000 with a prominent Chicago collector. Los Angeles-based Kohn Gallery reported selling a large Ilana Savdie painting to an East Coast institution for $110,000 and two Siji Krishnan paintings—one to an East Coast collector for $58,000 and another to a US private museum for $70,000. Local dealer Kavi Gupta placed a work by Marie Watt with a public collection and a work by Roger Brown, a member of the Chicago Imagists, with a major private collector.


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