Frieze London 2014 Market News price check

Price Check: Frieze London

imagesAt art fairs, the ARTnews team checks in from time to time with dealers at certain booths to hear about any sales they’ve made. These disclosures are collected in a completely non-scientific fashion and based mainly on which booths have a director or owner who is free, at that moment, to discuss numbers, or whatever they want to discuss. They are in vaguely geographical order, though sometimes they come via email (which accounts for some of the formatting quirks). Sometimes the price comes without any other details on the piece. Sometimes the dealer may not want to discuss price at all. These numbers can’t really be verified, but that isn’t to say you shouldn’t believe them.

Anton Kern

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.

303 Gallery

Two main works from the booth by Alicja Kwade and another by Valentin Carron, all three sold for around €30,000.

Gavin Brown’s Enterprise

Strong sales by Rob Pruitt and Bjarne Melgaard. Plus Ella Kruglyanskaya “is blowing up,” says Brown.

White Cube

Because I can’t have you I want you (1993), Damien Hirst, a wall of taxidermied fish, sold for £4 million ($6.4 million).

Which Mike do you want to be like…? (2001), David Hammons, several abandoned microphones in stands, sold for $4 million dollars.

Hauser & Wirth

Allan Kaprow
Caged Pheasant #2
USD 500,000

Eva Hesse
No title
USD 450,000

Chiyu Uemae
USD 160,000

Ida Applebroog
USD 35,000

Pipilotti Rist
Geburtsort ist Zufall (Birthplace Is Random)
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
USD 40,000

Rashid Johnson
The New Negro Escapist Social and Athletic Club (Kiss)
USD 18,000

Rashid Johnson
[Day bed sculpture]
USD 90,000

Martin Creed
[Painting] Work No. 1324
USD 55,000

Ellen Gallagher
USD 18,000

Dieter Roth
Elmer Rising
USD 85,000

Anna Maria Maiolino
Sao 40 (2011)
USD 120,000


Lehmann Maupin

Nature Study 3, 2014
glazed stoneware
11.02 x 9.06 x 9.06 inches
28 x 23 x 23 cm
Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong
10,000-15,000 GBP

The End, 2012
painted fiberglass
70.08 x 26.77 x 21.65 inches
178 x 68 x 55 cm
Edition of 3
Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin
75,000-125,000 GBP

Untitled (Parts 3), 2014
archival pigment print
48 x 74.5 inches (print)
121.9 x 189.2 cm
48.875 x 75.125 inches (framed)
124.1 x 190.8 cm
Edition of 6
Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong
20,000-25,000 GBP

Golden (Dark Skies 2), 2014
gold chroming and India ink on wood panel
36 x 48 x 2 inches
91.4 x 121.9 x 5.1 cm
Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong
60,000-100,000 GBP

Holding her own Hands, 2014
embroidered calico
50 x 72.44 inches
127 x 184 cm
59.06 x 81.89 inches (framed)
150 x 208 cm
© Tracey Emin
Photo: Ben Westoby (Courtesy White Cube)
Courtesy Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong
120,000-180,000 GBP

Sleeping, 2014
gouache on board
8 x 10 inches
20.3 x 25.4 cm
8.46 x 10.47 inches (framed)
21.5 x 26.6 cm
Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong
30,000-80,000 GBP

Thinking of You, 2014
gouache on board
10 x 8 inches
25.4 x 20.3 cm
10.47 x 8.46 inches (framed)
26.6 x 21.5 cm
Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong
30,000-80,000 GBP

Something Beautiful N.Y, 2014
Embroidered calico
56 x 64 in. (142.2 x 162.6 cm) (unframed)
64 1/8 x 71 15/16 x 3 3/8 in. (162.8 x 182.8 x 8.6 cm) (framed)
© Tracey Emin
Photo: Ben Westoby (Courtesy White Cube)
Courtesy Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong
120,000-175,000 GBP

Golden (Dark Skies 1), 2014
gold chroming and India ink on wood panel
80 x 64 x 2 inches
203.2 x 162.6 x 5.1 cm
Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong
$180,000-$250,000 USD

Untitled (Parts 2), 2014
archival pigment print
48 x 32 inches (print)
121.9 x 81.3 cm 49 x 33 x 2 inches (framed)
124.5 x 83.8 x 5.1 cm
Edition of 6
10,000-18,000 GBP

FBI/Serial Portraits, 2008
rhinestone and acrylic on panel
12 panels, each: 24 x 20 inches
61 x 50.8 cm
74 x 83 inches (overall)
188 x 210.8 cm
Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong
60,000-100,000 GBP

Polvo Portraits III (Seascape Series), 2014
oil on canvas and paint set
triptych, each: 28.35 x 21.26 inches (canvas)
72 x 54 cm 28.35 x 187 inches (overall)
72 x 475 cm 12.2 x 20.08 x 3.15 inches (paint set)
31 x 51 x 8 cm
Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong
250,000-300,000 GBP

Sarah, 1993-2014
ink, wooden dominos, polymer, graphite, pigment and steel cut tacks on wood panel
21 x 15 inches
53.3 x 38.1 cm
Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong
17,000-25,000 GBP

Lisson Gallery

From a spokesman:

“At Lisson Gallery’s Frieze London booth (B5), where Cory Arcangel, Ryan Gander and Joyce Pensato have been allowed to dress the staff and generally intervene with the smooth running of the operations, works by all three artists have flown off the stand.

All the Pensato works on the booth have sold, including the vast drawing of a grinning Mickey Mouse, Mickey for Micky (2014). Pensato’s art, which has recently been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and a debut at Lisson Gallery earlier this year, sells at a price range of $60,000 – $200,000.

Two Ryan Gander pieces have also been bought (see details below) priced between £40,000- £70,000 ($64,000-$122,000).

Two Arcangel Lake works have sold: Miley / Lakes (2014) and Gummies / Lakes (2013). These meditative flatscreen works are available in the region of $60,000 – $90,000. Arcangel’s Surfware merchandise—’designed to make surfing more comfortable, surfing the web that is’—is also available to view and buy at the booth together with his Lakes flatscreen series and newly created Photoshop Gradient Demonstrations, making versions of his art an affordable must-have for all levels of collector.

Joyce Pensato
Mickey for Micky, 2014
Charcoal and pastel on paper
271.8 x 400.1 cm

Joyce Pensato
Jojo, 2014
Enamel on canvas
121.9 x 121.9 cm

Joyce Pensato
Them Eyes, 2014
Enamel and metallic paint on canvas
152.4 x 121.9 cm

Cory Arcangel
Miley / Lakes, 2014
1920×1080 H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 looped digital file (from lossless Quicktime Animation master), media player, 70″ flatscreen, armature, various cables

Cory Arcangel
Gummies / Lakes, 2013
1920×1080 H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 looped digital file (from ​lossless ​Quicktime Animation master), media player, 70” flatscreen, armature, various cables
dimensions variable
ed. Unique

Ryan Gander
Self Portrait V, 2012
Toughened glass, paint
190 x 270 x 2.5 cm
(palettes 30 cm diam each)
ed. Unique

Ryan Gander
Things just happen to me, 2014
Stainless steel and phosphor bronze
50 x 12 x 50 cm
ed. 2 of 3+1 ap”

David Zwirner gallery

From a spokeswoman:

“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.

And some strong reserves on Donald Judd, Ad Reinhardt and others as of last night, and strong museum interest on the Jean Tinguely sculpture, etc.”

Michael Werner gallery

Sigmar Polke untitled work on paper from 2003, $700,000 to 800,000

Enriquo David untitled woll on canvas work from 2014, $40,000 to $80,000

Thaddaeus Ropac

Giant 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 Appel
Two Heads, 1964
€290,000 ($371,230)

Hugh-Scott Douglas
Untitled, 2014
Direct to substrate print on panel

Takashi Murakami
When I Yearn For The Day Past, 2014

Yoshitomo Nara
Beh!, 2014

Theodora Allen
Untitled, 2014

Gavin Kenyon
Untitled, 2014
Cast iron

Matt Johnson
Bob, Dinosaur, 2013 (in the Frieze sculpture park)
old growth redwood and stainless steel

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

Olafur Eliasson
Schools of Movement Sphere, 2014
€260,000 ($332,830)

Mark Manders work
€260,000 ($332,830)

Haim Steinbach
Untitled (Jamaican head mobius strip) 2014

Analia Saban

Tomás Saraceno
€48,000 ($61,440)

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