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Joe Bradley Sells For $1.5 Million at Christie’s Sale

An untitled Joe Bradley painting from 2011 sold for £986,500 ($1,569,522) at the Christie’s contemporary sale in London this evening, nearly doubling its £500,000 high estimate. Interest in work by the artist has been steadily increasing over the past few … Read More


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Price Check: Frieze Masters

At 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 … Read More


Frieze London 2014 Market News price check
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Price Check: Frieze London

At 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 … Read More


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Old Shoes and a Sleeping Guard at Frieze

Not to worry. Those high-top Pumas hanging over the sign for Hauser & Wirth’s booth at Frieze are supposed to be there. As with most unusual sights at an art fair, it’s an artwork. The artist responsible is the relentless … Read More


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The view from above.

The Sunday Fair, a Low-Key Frieze Week Satellite, Opens in London

The Sunday art fair is just a five-minute walk down Marylebone Street from Frieze, but—as the saying goes—it feels like a world away. Frieze, for instance, opened yesterday to thrumming crowds that included Valentino and A$AP Rocky, but this afternoon, … Read More


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Untitled, 1989, at Capitain/Metro.

There Are Quite a Few Kippenbergers at Frieze Masters

The Germans are everywhere at Frieze Masters! Strolling booths yesterday, I started counting the number of Gerhard Richter paintings on view, but quickly lost count. Same for Sigmar Polkes, which were running a close second—maybe not surprising since his retrospective, … Read More


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The "bedroom."

Helly Nahmad London Stages 1968 Period Piece Booth

Sometimes, when covering an art fair week you just have to accept the fact that a lot of the work is going to be publicity for the various galleries, booths and auctions that you’re covering. But it is with no … Read More


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The booth.

Get Your Nails Done at Carlos/Ishikawa’s Ed Fornieles/Korakrit Arunanondchai/Oscar Murillo Booth

The Carlos/Ishikawa booth in Frieze London’s Focus section this year features three heavy hitters all doing fairly insane things. You should definitely swing by, especially if you’re in need of some nail decor. The first strange thing you’ll notice are … Read More


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London Auction Preview: ‘Dschungelbild’ by Gerhard Richter (1971)

It’s not always possible to know what motivates a collector to sell an artwork at auction, but estimates can provide a look into their thinking. Assuming the work is not being sold because one of the three Ds (Debt, Divorce, … Read More


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London Auction Preview: ‘Flowers’ by Andy Warhol (1964)

It’s not always possible to know what motivates a collector to sell an artwork at auction, but estimates can provide a look into their thinking. Assuming the work is not being sold because one of the three Ds (Debt, Divorce, … Read More


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At Werner's booth.

At Frieze, a James Lee Byars Performance Strolls the Aisles, Looking for a Buyer

No matter where you were strolling today at London’s Frieze Art Fair, a group of 10 young people wearing bright pink hats always seemed to walk by, performing James Lee Byars’s 10 in a Hat (c. 1969/2012) piece. Who was responsible? An … Read More


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Dancers prepare for the ballet performances that Nick Mauss has planned to run throughout the fair.

A Tour of Frieze London 2014

The 2014 edition of Frieze London has begun, swinging its doors open to VIPs this morning at 10 a.m. in Regent’s Park. It runs through Saturday. By noon the aisles were thick with people, on the hunt for a new artwork, an old … Read More


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At Frieze.

Two Franz Erhard Walthers, a Classic and a Rarity, Alight at Frieze

As the aisles buzzed inside Frieze London this morning, a young woman in black pants, a black sweater, and black shoes was standing absolutely still on a sheet of metal in the shape of an L. Most people rushed by, but a … Read More


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On one lift.

Frieze Art Fair Has Already Started in the London Tube

London’s Frieze Art Fair doesn’t officially begin until tomorrow, Tuesday, October 14, when it will open to invited guests, but if you’re looking to get a head start on the action, head over to the Regent’s Park Underground stop, which is … Read More