Frieze New York 2015 Market News

Price Check: Frieze New York 2015

What has sold at Frieze New York? Below, some numbers. Special thanks to the press representatives who conscientiously supplied 100% of this information via email. (Hence the variation in pronoun, format, and supplementary detail.)


Cady Noland, Untitled (Walker).COURTESY SKARSTEDT GALLERY

Skarstedt Gallery

  • Cady Noland, Untitled (Walker), 1989, sold for $1,500,000
  • Richard Prince, Untitled (Cowboy), 1987, sold for $600,000
  • Thomas Schütte, Wicht (2), 2006, sold for $500,000

David Zwirner

  • Franz West’s booth—works range from $60,000- $2.2 million
  • According to a Zwirner representative, “The gallery is now the exclusive distributor of the Franz West furniture. The price ranges from $30,000 (club chair) to $100,000 (couch). Other furniture designs include a chaise lounge, a pouf, and a different type of couch.

  • "2 pairs of club chairs (4 chairs total) sold to 2 collectors, and a set of 2 club chairs and a couch went to 1 collector."
  • John McCracken’s booth—works range from $250,000-$1.8 million

Solar Eruption, 2000-2001. COURTESY BLUM & POE

Carroll Dunham, Solar Eruption, 2000-2001.


Blum & Poe

  • “We wanted to notify you about the following notable sale from Blum & Poe (a first-time exhibitor at Frieze NY this year). The gallery sold Carroll Dunham’s [Solar Eruption, 2000-2001] painting for $550,000.”
  • Pace Gallery

    • “Pace Gallery marked its inaugural appearance at the fair with an immersive environment by celebrated artist Richard Tuttle, who transformed the booth into what he calls a pavilion. The effect is meant to evoke a hermetic space that envelops the viewer and heightens the intimacy of the viewing experience.
    • "During the [preview], Pace sold more than half of the works on view to established American collectors. Seven drawings by Tuttle from his 'Aspects' series, which he completed in Maine in the summer of 2014, sold for $35,000 each.”

    Cycloid I.

    Mariko Mori, Cycloid I.

    Sean Kelly

    • Mariko Mori, Cycloid I, 2014 – 150,000 Euro ($170,521.42 USD)
    • Jose Dávila, Untitled, 2014 – $40,000
    • Hugo McCloud, from where I stand, 2015 – $30,000
    • Hugo McCloud, 12 days 204 ways, 2015 – $30,000
    • Los Carpinteros, Derrame de Pared ORO seis, 2012 – 35,000 Euro ($39,788.33 USD)
    • Frank Thiel, Perito Moreno #11, 2012/2013 – 18,000 Euro ($20,462.57 USD)
    • Frank Thiel, Stadt 10/06/A (Berlin), 2001 – 15,000 Euro ($17,052.07 USD)
    • Iran do Espírito Santo, Bowl, 2015 – $15,000

    Senza Titolo (Untitled). COURTESY LEHMANN MAUPIN

    Robert Cuoghi, Senza Titolo (Untitled).


    Lehmann Maupin

    • Kader Attia's Halam Tawaaf, 2008, is on hold for a major American museum
    • A sculpture by Robert Cuoghi, Senza Titolo (Untitled), 2015, sold for over $100,000
    • A first edition of Teresita Fernández’s Ghost Vines (Yellow Gold), 2015,  sold to a private collector for more than $500,000
    • Nicholas Hlobo’s Ulwamvila, 2015, sold for over $100,000
    • An oval photograph measuring 50 x 38.4 inches by Catherine Opie, entitled Mary, 2012, was acquired by a prominent Turkish foundation

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