Scott Reyburn of the International New York Times gathered these sales:
- A second-century A.D. Roman marble head of Dionysus, priced at £500,000
- sold Sigmar Polke‘s imposing 1992 “Auto (Jeep)” for an undisclosed seven-figure sum
- sold all seven of the 1968 to 1972 Bridget Riley gouaches, priced at £80,000 to £120,000, it was showing with nine classical heads from Tomasso.
- found an English buyer at the preview for a $75,000, eight-meter-high inflatable sculpture of Felix the Cat by the 2008 Turner Prize-winner Mark Leckey (born 1964).
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The Financial Times’s Georgina Adam:
- a marvellous Alberto Burri show in its nearby gallery reported placing the artist’s “Rosso Plastica” (1966) for around €2m. “
- immediately sold “Propaganda” (1975-78) by Mario Schifano from its “Pop Dialogues” display price in the region of $750,000
Artsy’s Rob Sharp had these sales from Frieze Masters:
- sold a $300,000 Joseph Kosuth at the fair’s preview
- a 1993 Richard Long work for $40,000.
- a $700,000 bipartite steel sculpture Sioux (1968) by abstract expressionist Mark Di Suvero
- Jackie Windsor’s Small Double Circle(1969) for $250,000
- a number of Sol LeWitt circle and grid pieces for up to $130,000
- an untitled 1977 work by sculptor Joel Shapiro for $125,000.
- sold four out of the six pieces by Polish artist Wojciech Fangor on display in its minimalist booth for up to $300,000 each
- sold six works by Thursday evening, including a Henri Hayden’s oil piece, Nature morte à la bouteille de bass et à l’as de trèfle (1919); the same artist’s $132,000 painting, Vue d’un Village(1921); and a $15,500 wooden Liberian mask.
Luxembourg & Dayan
- two of its Raymond Hains matchbook pieces for $80,000 and $90,000
- found a buyer for a $400,000 piece by U.S. minimalist sculptor DeWain Valentine, Circle Blue (1972).
- Italian painter Enrico Castellani for $684,000 respectively.
What’s Sold at Frieze Masters? (artsy)
Artnet’s Hili Perlson gathered these sales:
Thomas Dane Gallery
- sold all the works by Cecily Brown on the booth within the first hour of the VIP Preview, with drawings and paintings ranging from $50,000 – $375,000.
- a painting by Karen Kilimnik, for $200,000, and one by Mary Heilmann, for $150,000.
Galerie Meyer Kainer
- sold a Heilmann for a similar price range, and did well with works by Kerstin Brätsch, Annette Kelm, and Rachel Harrison as well.
- a booth dedicated to Huma Bhabha, and sold a cork sculpture for $195,000 and a totemic bronze piece for $275,000.
- sold paintings by the two latest additions to the gallery’s roster, Donna Huanca and Melike Kara, for prices ranging from €15,000 – €20,000.
Contemporary Fine Arts
- sold Marianne Vitale sculptures of repurposed rail tracks for $50,000.
- sold a new painting by Daniel Richter, who currently has a comprehensive show at Frankfurt’s Schirn Kunsthalle, for €175,000, as well as a new woodcut by Gert and Uwe Tobias for €32,000, and works by Christian Rosa and Borden Capalino.
- showed a fantastically puzzling work by Darren Bader, Sculpture #1, which was bought by Hong Kong collector for $90,000.
- works by Eddie Martinez, who had a sold out show with the gallery last year during Frieze week, sold out completely at the fair, too, with works on paper going for $2,500 and paintings for $75,000. A Kiki Smith wall sculpture sold for $65,000, the toxic green painting, Hulk 2, by Armen Eloyan sold for €50,000.
Trends and Final Sales at Frieze London 2015 (artnet News)
Artsy’s James Forbes went back for a few more sales:
- Jenny Holzer’s LED sign sculpture All Fall (2012) in a U.S. collection for $500,000. The artist’s redaction painting TOP SECRET NOFORN 11 (2011) also sold, this for $250,000.
- two works by Thomas Scheibitz—Portrait Marco Dente (2015) and GP 160 (2011)—found takers for €63,000 and €35,000, respectively
- four pieces by Thea Djordjadze for between €24,000 and €28,000.
- pieces by Ryan Trecartin, ranging from $18,000–45,000.
- Conrad Shawcross sculptures priced at £30,000–70,000.
- Each of the gallery’s five monumental canvases on view by Spanish painter and rising star Secundino Hernández had sold, priced from £25,000–75,000.
- All eight editions of Camille Henrot‘s, Retreat From Investment, were spoken for, priced at €150,000 each. Numerous watercolors on paper, mounted on dibond, ranged in price from €22,000 to €60,000.
- sold both ceramics (now sold out at €45,000 apiece) and large-scale works on paper by Henrot from her 2014-2015 series, “The Tropics of Love.”
- Kiki Kogelnik’s paintingWoman and Scissors (1964) also sold for $82,000, building on momentum from her inclusion in Tate Modern’s current show “The World Goes Pop.” A number of pieces by Jeppe Hein, Jorinde Voigt,Alicja Kwade, and Katharina Grosse had also found their way into collectors’ hands by Friday afternoon.
- a solo installation of Guan Xiao, quickly saw the three-part work Documentary: From National Geographic to BBC (2015) sell to the Zabludowicz Collection in the range from €30,000–40,000.
Forbes’s Ann Binlot had these sales:
- sold Ai Weiwei’s “Iron Root” for €500,000
- a Gabriel Orozco went for $900,000
- sold Bridget Rilley’s (2009/1970) work “Vapour 3” for $1.4 million
Hauser & Wirth/Moretti Fine Art
- Marlene Dumas’s “Magdelena” went for £3.5 million at the booth.
- a $2.27 million Gunther Uecker, called “Weibe Spirale,”
Katya Kazakina prowled the aisles and brought back these sales:
Anton Kern Gallery
- Chris Martin three paintings, priced at $45,000 to $55,000 and 10 drawings, at $4,500 and $5,000.
- Huma Bhabha: A carved cork sculpture sold for $195,000; and another totem, cast in bronze though looking like its cork neighbor, sold for $275,000.
- sold one large, colorful Stanley Whitney grid painting for $80,000
- sold a smaller Stanley Whitney canvas sold for $60,000
Blum + Poe
- a $600,000 painting by Yoshitomo Nara.
- The gallery also placed a new painting by Takashi Murakami for $1 million.
Marianne Boesky Gallery
- sold six of the eight cut-out sculptures by Donald Moffett, priced at $65,000 to $85,000.
- Three buyers — one European foundation and two private collectors — wanted Frank Stella’s “Suchowola I, II, and III,” priced at $5 million.
- early sales included a $35,000 collage by Ray Johnson
- a $75,000 solid gold trash can by Pop artist James Rosenquist.
- Three of the eight Dubuffet works were sold, with prices ranging from $650,000 to $3.5 million.
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The Master, Judd Tully, weighs in:
David Zwirner Gallery
- Kerry James Marshall’s exuberant figurative painting “Untitled (Toe Painter)” from 2015, in acrylic on PVC panel and measuring 60 by 60 inches, sold to another American collector, but the gallery declined to disclose the price. The gallery now represents Marshall in London.
- Chris Ofili’s large-scale painting “Midnight Cocktail” sold for $750,000.
London’s Lisson Gallery
- a vibrantly colored and patterned abstraction by New York painter Stanley Whitney, “Inside Out” from 2013, scaled at 96 by 96 inches in oil on linen and representing his debut at the gallery, sold for $85,000. At least three of the artist’s six untitled smaller works, each measuring 12 by 12 inches, sold for $15,000 apiece during the first hour of the V.I.P. preview.
- Ai Wei Wei’s purple hued “Iron Root,” in cast iron and auto paint from 2015, for around half a million euros to a Middle Eastern client, according to the gallery.
Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery
- a huge Robert Longo diptych, “Untitled (Holy Tree/Cedar)” in charcoal on paper from 2015 and measuring 102 by 128 by 4 inches, sold to a European collector for $650,000
- a 72 by 72 inch landscape by Alex Katz, “The Road” from 2015 sold for $390,000.
- Sturtevant’s appropriated damsel, “Warhol Licorice Marilyn” from 2004, for around $275,000.
- Alighiero Boetti’s “841/ Beige Sahara” from 1967, consisting of industrial spray paint on cardboard and cork lettering at 27 1/8 by 27 1/8, sold in the $500,000 range and Albert Oehlen’s untitled and rather biomorphic abstraction from 1991 sold for around $700,000 to a European collector.
Sperone Westwater Gallery
- an early and rarely seen Joseph Kosuth, “One and seven-Description II” from 1965 and consisting of seven acrylic on canvas panels, each measuring 15 by 15 inches, sold for $300,000.
- The booth sold out of Chung Sang-hwa works, with the seven featured paintings from the 1970s and ’80s going for $500,000 to approximately $1 million.
- sold a Chung Sang-hwa, “87-12-7” from 1987 in acrylic on canvas for $540,000, the first work of the artist the gallery has sold.
- sold New York sculptor Melvin Edwards’s untitled installation from 1970, comprised of hung barbed wire and chains, and installed here for the first time, for $300,000 to an American collector.
- a group of Edwards’s spray paint and watercolor on paper works from 1974 at $25,000 each.
David Kordansky Gallery
- In that same rich and relatively undiscovered vein, the late African-American abstract painter Sam Gilliam was featured with a lyrical presentation of the artist’s Drape series, which sold at prices ranging from $225,000 to $500,000. Of those uplifting works, “Swing Sketch” from 1968, comprised of acrylic on canvas with a leather cord, sold for $350,000.
Frieze and Frieze Masters Open With Steady Sales (BLOUIN ARTINFO)
- Sold most of her solo booth of works by Ken Okiishi. The works—single screens priced at $35,000 and diptychs at $50,000—pull their source material from ’80s VHS tapes and more recent television series, which play on flat screens swiped with expressive brushstrokes.
- a $1.2 million Damien Hirst, titled Holbein (Artist’s Watercolours) (2015)
Galerie Max Hetzler
- a large-scale Günther Förg from 2008 had been sold to an Asian collector for €300,000
- Albert Oehlen’s U.D.O. 7 (2001/2005) to an American for €250,000
- an Edmund de Waal went to a French collection for €75,000
- a Raymond Hains to a European for €70,000
- An above-seven-figure painting by Glenn Brown—who’s been given a solo at Gagosian’s front-and-center booth at Frieze’s entrance—was on reserve.
Hauser + Wirth
The H + W booth is focused on sculpture:
- Sales for Isa Genzken, Martin Creed, Hans Josephsohn, Takesada Matsutani, Gottfried Gruner and Djordje Ozbolt.
- a Larry Bell for USD 135,000
- a brand new sculpture by Phyllida Barlow for GBP 25,000.
At Frieze Masters, Hauser & Wirth reports that they have placed several significant works in major private collections of Modern art throughout Europe and South America. Highlights include a beautiful gold porcelain sculpture by Louise Bourgeois, a 1937 Francis Picabia painting, a Marlene Dumas work on paper, a Fausto Melotti from his Teatrini series, and multiple drawings by Alberto Giacometti and Henry Moore.
Sales have continued throughout the day at Frieze London, with further works placed including sculptures by David Hammons, Louise Bourgeois, Claus Boehmler, Richard Jackson, Djordje Ozbolt and Josephsohn.
- Korean artist Do Ho Suh’s thread drawings have been snapped up by collectors, with the large Myselves (2015) the range of $175,000-225,000 USD, and smaller versions selling within $50,000-10,000 USD. Suh’s Specimen Series: Microwave Oven, Unit 2, 348 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011, USA (2015) sold in the range of $100,000-150,000 USD, and the feature artwork on the gallery’s stand, the artist’s large orange Hub, London Studio (2015) is on reserve. Suh currently has a solo museum show at MOCA Cleveland, and will open at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati in 2016.
- Tracey Emin’s large embroidery, Distant Memory (2015), which was a part of her recent show “Tracey Emin | Egon Schiele: Where I Want to Go” at the Leopold Museum in Vienna, was sold in the price range of £150,000-250,000 GBP. Another gouache on paper, In My own Space (2014) also sold in the range of £20,000-30,000 GBP. Her bronze sculpture, The Heart Has Its Reasons (2014), sold in the range of £80,000-120,000 GBP. Emin will have solo exhibitions at Lehmann Maupin Hong Kong, as well as the gallery in New York in 2016.
- Nicholas Hlobo’s newest works have had strong interest from collectors. One of his newest pieces, Chwetha (2015), translated as “to poke”, was sold in the range of $80,000-120,000 USD. Hlobo’s artwork is also currently on view in a special installation at Tate Modern.
- Both of American artist Mickalene Thomas’s newest Untitled paintings have sold in the range of $125,000-175,000 USD. A book focusing on the artist’s photographic work, titled Muse, has just been published by Aperture.