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The Fun Begins at Frieze
Galleries have begun to announce the sales from their packing lists. Fair goers are beginning to take note of some of the more interesting works appearing on booths. Craig F Starr Gallery has a Brice Marden work owned by a prominent museum trustee. The official line is the work is not for sale. At Acquavella Gallery, a Jean Dubuffet with a $15m asking price has gotten a lot of attention. Once owned by MoMA life trustee Richard Zeisler, who made numerous gifts to American museums, the Voyage en auto (1946) was deaccessioned through Acquavella. The gallery placed the work with the consignor who is now selling. Dickinson’s Barbara Hepworth garden brings the outdoors into Frieze Masters. The firm has been rewarded with a good sale of a River Form. There were other surprises like this great Ad Reinhardt at Barbara Mathes Gallery.
Among the sales that have been reported are: Four (possibly five) François Morellet works at Lévy Gorvy; Three Günther Förg works at Hauser + Wirth; a Daniel Richter, among other works at Galerie Ropac. Our comprehensive sales report is updated as the galleries inform us. New reports are free briefly. The whole report is available to AMMpro subscribers. More to come.
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