Colin Gleadell had these sales in the Telegraph:
[Aligheiro] Boetti was also in demand at the Frieze Masters fair where London dealer Ben Brown sold a massive 12 panel biro painting for just over €2 million (£1.58 million).
Many sales were reported on the first day of the Frieze London art fair, but none mentioned one of the quieter successes of the fair where seven paintings by Canadian artist Peter Gallo (above) were sold by London gallery Anthony Reynolds, priced from $8,000 to $30,000 (£5,000 – £18,500) each. Gallo, who works in psychiatric care when not painting, is currently enjoying his first museum style show this side of the Atlantic at the Douglas Hyde Gallery in Dublin. Laced with literary and physical references, and with a sensual feeling for paint, Gallo’s art could be the next big thing, say some.
Art market news: Italian art flies high (Telegraph)
Scott Reyburn closes out the sales reporting with these to listings:
an Italianate landscape by the 17th-century Dutch painter Nicolaes Berchem, marked at £210,000 at the booth of the London dealer Johnny Van Haeften, was one of the few confirmed Old Master sales at the preview.
Pavilion of Art and Design fair PAD in Berkeley Square, which opened the same day as Frieze. Here the Swiss-based dealer Gmurzynska sold a 1960 Yves Klein ultramarine abstract, “IKB 176,” for $2 million to a European collector.
A Frieze Art Fair That’s All Grown-Up (NYTimes.com)
Mary J. Lane got these sales in the Wall Street Journal:
Javier Peres’s sales on Tuesday’s opening. “People kept coming in ready to buy immediately,” he said. He sold “Square West,” a 2014 oil on canvas by California-born Mike Bouchet that depicts a greasy hamburger, for around $55,000.
Tokyo’s Misako & Rosen: sold five everyday objects like Oreos, socks and tea bags that the 40-year-old Ken Kagami dipped in bronze for between $2,500 and $4,900.
ARTNews was out trolling for these sales at both Frieze and Frieze Masters:
Sold one Mark Grotjahn cardboard mask sculpture for $500,000, with “very firm offers,” for another at that price, and a third at $750,000.
Two main works from the booth by Alicja Kwade and another by Valentin Carron, all three sold for around €30,000.
All the Pensato works on the booth have sold, including the vast drawing of a grinning Mickey Mouse, Mickey for Micky (2014).
Two Ryan Gander pieces have also been bought priced between £40,000- £70,000 ($64,000-$122,000).
Two Arcangel Lake works: Miley / Lakes (2014) and Gummies / Lakes (2013) $60,000 – $90,000.
David Zwirner gallery
“Artists sold so far: Arman, Dadmaino, Alighiero Boetti, Alberto Burri, Bridget Riley (we recently had a show at DZ London, and will have one in NYC next year), Antoni Tàpies, Jan Schoonhoven (we will have a show in Jan-Feb on W 20th St in NYC), Alberto Burri, Dan Flavin, Sigmar Polke, Cy Twombly.
Michael Werner gallery
Enriquo David untitled woll on canvas work from 2014, $40,000 to $80,000
Erwin Wurm sausage statue, 2013, €250,000 ($320,000)
Workers Leaving the Factory by Harun Farocki (1995), purchased from inventory by (“can I say this?”) the Tate Modern for €30,000 ($38,400)
Gilbert and George, Dalston, 2013, £110,000 ($176,540)
Tony Craig, Untitled, 2014, €450,000 ($576,000)
Anthony Gormley, Turn V, 2013, £350,000 ($561,730)
Marc Brandenburg, Untitled (interior), 2014, €22,000 ($28,160)
Blum & Poe
Karel AppelTwo Heads, 1964 €290,000 ($371,230)
Hugh-Scott DouglasUntitled, 2014 $65,000
Takashi Murakami When I Yearn For The Day Past, 2014 $500,000
Yoshitomo NaraBeh!, 2014 $425,000
Theodora AllenUntitled, 2014 $12,000
Gavin KenyonUntitled, 2014 $14,000
Matt JohnsonBob, Dinosaur, 2013 (in the Frieze sculpture park) $150,000
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
Olafur EliassonSchools of Movement Sphere, 2014 €260,000 ($332,830)
Mark Manders work €260,000 ($332,830)
Haim SteinbachUntitled (Jamaican head mobius strip) 2014 $70,000
Analia Saban $24,000
Tomás Saraceno €48,000 ($61,440)
Blum And Poe
Reportedly strong sales at their Tansaekhwa themed booth. Tim Blum: “We came here to accomplish a certain task and we’ve achieved it.” Works: $50,000-$400,000
Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Five works of their single-artist booth for Leon Kossoff sold for between £40,000 and £55,000 ($64,000 and $88,000).
“A number” of Anne Truitt works sold for between $75,000 and $150,000.
Robert Gober bent-door wall sculpture sold for an undisclsed amount, though works of his sculpture of that quality are usually between “$1.5 million to $2.5 million.”
Richard Feigen Gallery
Sold four pieces by Ray Johnson, preferred not to give figures.
From a director: “We sold a major 1960s Enrico Castellani to a private European foundation and a group of important historical works by the artists of the Zero group.”
Price Check: Frieze London (ARTnews)
Price Check: Frieze Masters (ARTnews)
— Ermanno Rivetti (@ErmannoRivetti) October 16, 2014
The Master, Judd Tully, is reporting from his own site:
At London’s Victoria Miro, Chris Ofili’s ravishing oil on linen painting, “Ritual & Resitance (Desire)” from 2009 and grandly scaled at 122 ¼ by 79 inches, sold in the opening moments for a mid, six-figure £ price as it was apparently chased by at least four potential buyers. Zwirner: The appetite for Polke appeared unabated at Frieze Masters on Tuesday (the 14th) as the hallucinatory abstraction, “Lapplandische Reise (Lapand Journey Journey II)” from 1984 in lacquer on fabric and scaled at 79 ¼ by 98 15/16 sell for an undisclosed price, though one would guess in the low seven figures. The gallery also sold a stunning Jan Schoonhoven wall relief, “Thin Ridge” from 1965 in painted cardboard relief on board and in artist’s frame, again for an undisclosed price. Schoonhoven is a so far underknown star of the Zero Group, currently featured in the Guggenheim’s long awaited exhibition. A spokesperson for Zwirner said the gallery had sold some 11 works during the first day of Frieze Masters for a total of $6.1 million but wasn’t releasing any breakdown of specific, secondary market works due to requests from consignors.
Mary Romano had these sales on Bloomberg:
- Van De Weghe Fine Art: Picasso, “Tete de Mousquetaire” for $4 million at .
- Dickinson: Picasso, “Le Peintre au Travail” for 2 million pounds ($3.2 million)
- Richard Green: A small Henry Moore bronze sculpture of a reclining woman with a child sold for as much as $500,000.
- White Cube: Hirst’s “Because I Can’t Have You I Want You,” a 1993 diptych of glass-enclosed fish in formaldehyde, fetched 4 million pounds and a 2001 David Hammons for $4 million.
- Galerie Perrotin: Kaws, “Final Days,” for about $300,000
- Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac: An almost 10-foot-fall 2014 bronze sculpture of a standing sausage by Erwin Wurm sold for 250,000 euros
- Michael Werner Gallery: Sigmar Polke’s untitled 2003 gouache on paper abstract, sold for $800,000
- Marianne Boesky Gallery sold drawings and a sculpture by Diana Al-Hadid at prices from $20,000 to $120,000.
- Gavin Brown’s Enterprise: All six of Ella Kruglyanskaya portraits of women sold for about $50,000 each
In a later report, Romano added:
Skarsdtedt: sold a Barbara Kruger silkscreen from 1988 that had an asking price of $550,000.
“We had a very good turnout,” said Bona Colonna Montagu of Skarstedt, which has galleries in New York and London. “All the major collectors are here. Quite a few things have sold.”
Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, an art adviser and founder of the New York gallery Salon 94, declined to say whether her clients Beyonce and Jay-Z made any purchases. Her gallery’s booth sold 15 brightly-colored sculptures by Japanese artist Takuro Kuwata for as much as $30,000.
Hauser & Wirth
- Allan Kaprow, Caged Pheasant #2 1956 USD 500,000
- Eva Hesse, No title 1960 USD 450,000
- Chiyu Uemae, Untitled 1962 USD 160,000
- Pipilotti Rist, Geburtsort ist Zufall (Birthplace Is Random) 1994 USD 150,000
- Paul McCarthy, Plaster Your Head and One Arm into a Wall 1973 / 2009 USD 85,000
- Allan Kaprow, Seated Nude, Head on Hand 1953 USD 40,000
- Rashid Johnson, The New Negro Escapist Social and Athletic Club (Kiss) 2011 USD 18,000
- KLARA KRISTALOVA Nature Study 3, 2014 10,000-15,000 GBP
- XIANG JING, The End, 2012 Edition of 3 75,000-125,000 GBP
- ALEX PRAGER, Untitled (Parts 3), 2014 Edition of 6 20,000-25,000 GBP
- TRACEY EMIN, Holding her own Hands, 2014 120,000-180,000 GBP
- TRACEY EMIN, Sleeping, 2014 30,000-80,000 GBP
- TRACEY EMIN, Something Beautiful N.Y, 2014 120,000-175,000 GBP
- TERESITA FERNÁNDEZ, Golden (Dark Skies 1), 2014 $180,000-$250,000 USD
- ALEX PRAGER, Untitled (Parts 2), 2014 Edition of 6 10,000-18,000 GBP
- MICKALENE THOMAS, FBI/Serial Portraits, 2008 60,000-100,000 GBP
- ADRIANA VAREJÃO, Polvo Portraits III (Seascape Series), 2014 250,000-300,000 GBP
- NARI WARD, Sarah, 1993-2014 17,000-25,000 GBP
Hauser + Wirth, whose Frieze booth was photographed by Josh Spero (@joshspero) is first to report sales today with
- Rashid Johnson Untitled (daybed 5)2012 USD 90,000
- Anna Maria Maiolino São 40 (They are 40) 2011 USD 120,000
- Dieter Roth Elmer, rising (Öttchen, aufgehend) 1975-1976 USD 85,000
- Martin Creed Work No. 1324 2011 USD 55,000
- Ida Applebroog Jessika 2007 USD 35,000
- Ellen Gallagher Odalisque 2005 USD 18,000
Mnuchin Gallery (photo by @Garethharr)
- “Mnuchin Gallery sold within the first hour of Frieze Masters one of David Smith’s iconic Forgings to a private collector, priced at 2.4 million.”