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By the end of Art Basel Miami Beach’s VIP preview this week, art dealer Kavi Gupta sold 35 sculptures by Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates.

Among them were 24 plinths with embedded porcelain plates, displayed on the lawn in front of the Bass Museum of Art in Miami and priced at $30,000 each. A $250,000 wooden structure featuring 240 gleaming black-and-white, glass-lantern slides on its ceiling went to the trustees of Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.