Phoenix Ancient Art in ArtNet Magazine


Fragments and fragments
by Brook Mason

The logic of pairing Cubist artworks, including a rare Juan Gris painted still-life with pear and bottle (at $1.4 million) with a Roman marble of a draped female body (sans head and arms), was irresistible to New York dealer Hicham Aboutaam of Phoenix Ancient Art. Even the plinths are trapezoidally shaped, and move on casters. Several sales in the six-figure range are already locked in. “I’m having fun,” Aboutaam said, who was manning the booth on Sunday with his young son.