Some last sales from Frieze come via Colin Gleadell who announces:
- Hauser & Wirth confirmed that Paul McCarthy’s 80ft-high inflatable Balloon Dog sculpture, commandingly positioned outside the fair, had sold for $950,000 (£620,000).
Georgina Adam got these sales:
- Luhrig Augustine: Tom Friedman‘s giant plaster pizza for $270,000
- Perrotin: Daniel Firman, Linda, 2012, sold immediately for $32,500.
- Fortes Vilaça gallery: Valeska Soares’ Finale, 2013, a mirrored table loaded with coloured crystal glasses, was bagged by the Miami-based Cisneros Foundation for $120,000 .
Judd Tully makes the rounds on Randall’s Island:
- Galerie Thaddeus Ropac: Robert Longo’s “Untitled (after Clyfford Still, 1957-J No.2)” (2013), for $330,000. Alex Katz’s “Untitled” (2013), sold for $350,000; Tom Sachs, “Untitled (Spider Web)” (2012) sold for $200,000. David Salle’s “Age of Reason,” went for $190,000. Georg Baselitz two India ink and watercolor on paper works by sold for €35,000.
- Lisson Gallery, where Haroon Mirza’s “Shelf for Carl Cox” (2013) sold for £30,000; an untitled Anish Kapoor wall sculpture went for £500,000; a Rodney Graham light box work sold for $90,000; an Ai Weiwei sculpture for €300,000.
- Carl Freedman Gallery: Ivan Seal’s “19wabim on a shif” (2013), sold for approximately $8,000. Five others sold at prices ranging between $6,000-15,000
- Canada: Michael Williams’s “Morning Meditation with Mud and Jenny Mac” (2013) sold to London-based collector and emerging artist patron Anita Zabludowicz for approximately $25,000.
- Paul Kasmin: David LaChapelle’s “Gas Shell” (2013), an edition of five chromogenic prints, sold for approximately $65,000; Deborah Kass’s “12 Barbaras (Jewish Jackie Series)” (1993), a silkscreen on canvas at 60 by 55 inches, also went for approximately $95,000.
- Jack Shainma: three figurative paintings by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, the Turner Prize candidate, sold at $30,000 apiece, while the intricately conceived “Decagram No. 2” by Iraqi artist Hayv Kahraman sold for $35,000; three Kerry James Marshall drawings, “Untitled (Stono Drawings),” for $50,000.
The Art Newspaper’s gathering of sales information:
- Wallspace: nearly sold out of Daniel Gordon’s harlequin still-life photographs ($6,500-$10,000)
- Paul Kasmin Gallery quickly sold Walton Ford’s wall-sized watercolour Trí Thong Minh, 2013, for $950,000.
- Victoria Miro sold Timed Twenty-Four (Sun Dial), 2013, a motorised sculpture by Sarah Sze
- Lisson Gallery sold a golden disc sculpture by Anish Kapoor (Untitled, 2013, £500,000).
- L&M Arts: Not Yet Titled (Arrow Heads), 2012, a piece by the American sculptor Nick van Woert
- Similar pieces by the artist sold at Amsterdam’s Grimm Gallery. The works went for prices ranging from $8,000 to $40,000 at the two galleries.
- Sean Kelly: sold Donald Judd’s Untitled, 1987, and Antony Gormley’s Plot, 2012, for $350,000 and €300,000 respectively.
- Cheim & Read: Scholars, 2012, by the Israeli artist Tal R, went for $50,000
Katya Kazakina gets the sales at Frieze New York:
- Galerie Ropac: Alex Katz Tulips for $600k
- Hauser & Wirth: sold 40 small versions of the gigantic puppy outside by Paul McCarthy. Titled “White Snow Balloon Dog,” the piece came in 40 unique colors, each with the asking price of $25,000. As well as works by Rashid Johnson and Matthew Day Jackson, ranging from $90,000 to $175,000.
- James Fuentes sold three large paintings by his gallery artists — Noam Rappaport, Jessica Dickinson and John McAllister — ranging between $20,000 and $40,000
- Luhring Augustine gallery was devoted to Tom Friedman, whose five food sculptures — made with Styrofoam and paint — looked quite appetizing. All sold within the first 90 minutes.
- David Zwirner was briskly selling Thomas Ruff’s photographs, with prices ranging from $7,000 to $95,000.
- Marian Goodman, where performance artist Tino Sehgal‘s piece, which is bought through an oral agreement with the artist, comes in an edition of four. The first sold at the fair for $80,000.
- L&M Arts Los Angeles: Liza Lou quickly sold for $225,000
- The Ivan Gallery of Bucharest offered quiet, mesmerizing work by 87-year-old Geta Bratescu, which included a group of 15 crumpled paper collages; it sold for $55,000.
- Andrea Rosen gallery: Mika Rottenberg’s video installation showing full-bodied matrons performing absurd manual tasks sold for $150,000
- Algus Greenspon: Adriana Lara’s paintings were nearly all gone at booth, for $6,000 each.
- Mendes Wood from Sao Paolo sold three vibrant paintings, inspired by geometric abstraction and local life, by Patricia Leite, with prices ranging from $8,000 to $28,000.
Frieze Gets Bolder at 2013 New York Art Fair (BBC News)
Rain Doesn’t Dampen Early Sales at Frieze (The Art Newspaper)