AO Recap and Photoset – London: Frieze Art Fair at Regent’s Park, October 15th-18th, 2014

October 21st, 2014

Alexandrea Da Cunha at Thomas Dane, all photos via Andrea Nguyen for Art Observed unless otherwise noted

The last hours of Frieze London have come and gone, with a sizable portion of the $2.2 billion in works on sale changing hands over the course of the week, with a number of noteworthy sales, performances and events capping the fall art staple.

Kim Gordon at 303 Gallery

Carsten Höller at Gagosian

White Cube Gallery had a strong week on its home turf at Frieze this week, selling a $4 million Damien Hirst diptych within minutes of the doors opening, and followed it up quickly with another $4 million sale of a David Hammons microphone assemblage.  The pair of sales were widely reported as the strongest of the week, giving White Cube a quick lead on the strongest performance of the week.  Michael Werner achieved strong sales as well, bringing in $800,000 for a Sigmar Polke work on paper, as well as selling a set of Enrico David pieces for $40,000–80,000.

Amanda Ross Ho at The Approach

Yael Bartana at Annet Gelink

Other noteworthy sales included a George Condo for $500,000 at Sprüth Magers, and a $300,000 Kaws sculpture at Galerie Perrotin (the gallery reportedly sold out of its stock within hours of opening the fair). Gavin Brown also sold out its booth, with its six Ella Kruglyanskaya pieces selling for $50,000 each.

Gabriele De Santis at The Sculpture Park

As fair fatigue settled in this weekend, attendees continued to come and go, passing by booths and installations as dealers and assistants prepared to wrap up and head home. With Miami Beach only a few weeks away, a short respite, punctuated by the logistics and maneuverings of the New York Auctions this November, should be in order.

Art Observed was on site for the rest of the fair, and captured these images of the event’s past several days.

Monica Bonvincini at Peter Kilchmann

Xu Zhen at ShanghART

Yayoi Kusama at the Frieze Sculpture Park

Not Vital at the Frieze Sculpture Park

Angus Fairhurst at Sadie Coles HQ

Slavs and Tatars at Raster Gallery

Jiri Dokoupil at Galeria Juana de Aizpuru

Reza Aramesh at the Frieze Sculpture Park

Mark Hagen at Almine Rech

Seung-taek Lee at the Sculpture Park

Donald Judd at Paula Cooper, via Maria-Anna Goess for Art Observed

Giuseppe Penone at Marian Goodman, via Maria-Anna Goess for Art Observed

The Helly Nahmad Gallery Booth, via Maria-Anna Goess for Art Observed

The Helly Nahmad Gallery Booth, via Maria-Anna Goess for Art Observed

Gagosian Gallery, via Maria-Anna Goess for Art Observed

Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, via Maria-Anna Goess for Art Observed

Jack Pierson at Thaddeus Ropac, via Maria-Anna Goess for Art Observed

Lee Bul at Lehmann Maupin, via Maria-Anna Goess for Art Observed

Sadie Coles HQ, via Maria-Anna Goess for Art Observed


—D. Creahan


Read More:
“Hirst Tops Sales as Buyers Pick $2.2 Billion Frieze Art” [Bloomberg]
“At Frieze London, Art Admirers of All Shapes and Sizes” [NYT]
“Frieze Art Fair 2014: A picture of wealth” [The Independent]
“What Sold at Frieze London 2014?” [Artnet]
“New Live Performances Redefine Frieze London’s Limits” [NYT]