The Master, Judd Tully, catalogues several more sales at Frieze on ArtInfo. They include Subodh Gupta, who has last none of his charm for buyers:
Several reserves were in place for late American pop artist Tom Wesselmann’s Sunset Nude, Yellow Curtain, Yellow Tulip from 2003, at $2.2 million. “It’s much better than I thought,” Lambert’s Emilio Steinberger said of the fair, “but slower than last year.”
Dealers are hoping museums will take up some of the slack. The Tate did, according to Bloomberg:
Tate, the U.K. museum network, spent 125,000 pounds ($215,000) buying six contemporary artworks from London’s Frieze Art Fair a day before its public opening. [ . . . ] The Tate team, with help from two outside curators, bought works including two video projections, a reel-to-reel tape recording, and a piece made of paper clips. Four of the six artists have no works in the collection yet, said Tate Director Nicholas Serota, interviewed at the fair; one is Czech, another Lebanese. Serota said Tate’s aim was to broaden its collection beyond Northwest Europe and North America.
More Sales, New Attitude at Frieze (ArtInfo)