Kelly Crow in the Wall Street Journal adds to the pile of “middle market” sales data:
- A European collector has placed a hold on Mike Bouchet’s “Black Tie,” a nine-ton pile of chain attached to an anchor, that’s priced at roughly $111,000 at Galerie Parisa Kind.
- Deutsche Bank, which has a corporate art collection, paid less than $20,000 for Sarnath Banerjee’s comic strip, “The Tyranny of Cataloguing,” at Project 88, the only Indian contemporary gallery in the fair.
- Erin Shirreff’s primal knife portraits priced at $3,000 apiece at Lisa Cooley’s booth
- Cyprien Gaillard’s hypnotic video of Cancun, “Cities of Gold and Mirrors,” at Laura Bartlett’s booth, [is] attracting buzz.
- Walead Beshty’s violet-and-teal-colored abstract photographs at Thomas Dane’s booth. Frith Street Gallery is also drawing crowds to Cornelia Parker’s “Rorschach (Endless Column III),” a hanging row of 14 silver-plated objects, including candelabras and platters crushed flat by a 250-ton industrial press.
- Sakshi Gupta’s metal copier, for instance, examines the afterlife of industrial waste; it sold to a European collector for roughly $20,500 on the fair’s first day, according to Galerie Krinzinger.
Frieze Art Fair Opens to Steady Sales, Gray Art (Wall Street Journal)