Artinfo’s Shane Ferro stalked the stalls and took some names:
- Cheim & Read: sold several Jenny Holzer pieces — an LED sign for $175,000, a bench for $100,000, as well as a work via JPEG — as well as aChantal Joffe painting for $65,000, a Louise Fishman work for $125,000, and a Bill Jensen for $25,000.
- Victoria Miro sold several recent works “in the low to mid-six figures” by Yayoi Kusama
- James Cohan, who sold a number of pieces by Berlin-based Simon Evans for $30,000 to $75,000 by early afternoon.
- Metro Pictures: Robert Longo’s large, black-and-white close-up drawing of a waving American flag sold for $425,000 and a Cindy Sherman film still sold for $950,000.
- Casey Kaplan: sold out a solo show of Garth Weiser’s large, bright abstractions ($35,000-45,000 each).
- Andrea Rosen: mounted a solo room of paintings and wall collages by Elliott Hundley, all sold for $85,000, and an accompanying room of quieter work by Wolfgang Tillmans and Aaron Barrow.
- Sprueth Magers: sold one of Jenny Holzer’s new paintings for $175,000 and a bright red Rosemarie Trockel wool sculpture that looked like a large, anthropomorphized rug for £75,000 ($121,410). The gallery also sold several pieces for £18,000 ($29,138) by the German artist Aster Klien
Katya Kazakina has this gallery report on Bloomberg:
- James Fuentes: sold 30 of the works, ranging from $2,300 for a drawing to $45,000 for a group of 72 paintings.
- Hauser & Wirth: Paul McCarthy’s “White Snow Dwarf, Sleepy #1 (Midget),” which had an asking price of $950,000; Phyllida Barlow’s sculpture, featuring concrete, cement and plaster piled up on a yellow bean bag, for $65,000; Matthew Day Jackson’s bronze-and-steel slumped figure, “Seated not defeated (Chief Bigfoot),” for $195,000.
- David Kordansky Gallery: Sold out his booth of colorful abstract paintings by Jon Pestoni, with prices ranging from $14,000 to $22,000.
- Bureau: Justin Matherly’s haunting cast-concrete sculpture based on the Greek statue “Laocoon and His Sons,” for $35,000.
- Luettgenmeijer: Three “Treif collage” paintings by American artist Ryan McLaughlin, depicting non-kosher foods like lobster and ham in semi-abstract style, priced at $7,500 each.
- Mitchell-Innes & Nash: A cube sculpture by Sarah Braman for $20,000; Amanda Ross-Ho’s oversized brooch with two gold tragedy masks linked by two gold chains for $40,000.
- Regina gallery: Six black-and- white photographs by Nikolay Bakharev from the period 1978-85, depicting gaunt bathers, for $3,000 each.
The LA Times’s Jori Finkel also had these details:
- David Kordansky Gallery: sold the nine available paintings by Jon Pestoni for $14,000 to $22,000, based mainly on jpegs, after announcing its representation but before the fair even opened.
- Andrea Rosen: Elliott Hundley. eight works for $85,000 each early on. “We informed people before the fair, but for the most part people like to see them in person.”
- Take Ninagawa: 10 “painting-collages” by the versatile Japanese artist Shinro Ohtake, which sold around $20,000 each. By the end of the first day all but one had sold; the last was on hold, she said.
London’s Frieze art fair debuts New York edition (Los Angeles Times)