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Paintings Sold Out at Armory? Galleries Had More on IPads

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A red abstract painting by Puerto Rican artist Angel Otero hanging at the Armory Show in New York was purchased for $50,000. Demand was so high that dealer Kavi Gupta used his iPad to sell four other canvases ahead of Otero’s gallery show later this month.

“People saw the work at the booth, so they had a feel for it and went ahead and made the purchases,” said Gupta, who has galleries in Chicago and Berlin. The gallery said it sold a total of six of Otero’s works for $35,000 to $50,000 each.