The Master, Judd Tully, caputes some of the emerging artist action at Frieze:
- “Even though we’ve done well at Frieze, we don’t do well with big ticket items,” said gallery director Glenn Scott Wright. He explained, “That is, anything over $200,000.” “Frieze is associated in most collectors’ minds with emerging art,” Wright continued. Unlike Art Basel and Art Basel Miami, it doesn’t have a section for blue chip galleries, so it attracts a different collectorship.”
- business was brisk for Paris gallerist Emmanuel Perrotin, who sold a number of the hard-to-miss blue sculptures of famous architects by Xavier Veilhan, who is currently featured at Versailles. Perrotin sold Veilhan’s sculpture of Richard Rogers to a Canadian collector and his depiction of Tadao Ando to an American buyer for €65,000 ($97,000) each. He also sold a brand new figurative, cartoony work measuring 71 ½ by 75 inches by Aya Takano, Sans Titre (2009), for €125,000 ($187,000).
Emerging Artists Thrive at Frieze (ArtInfo.com)