Frieze New York Closes to Reports of Strong Sales, Attendance and Widespread Acclaim 2022

Frieze New York closed on Sunday evening with reports of strong sales throughout the fair and widespread acclaim for the fair’s second edition at The Shed. Celebrating Frieze’s tenth anniversary in New York, the fair ran from an invitation-only preview on Wednesday, May 18 through to Sunday, May 22, uniting artists, galleries, institutions, non-profits, collectors and patrons all under one roof.

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Opening with major sales, participating galleries saw continued interest throughout the entire weekend, with news of sold out booths and high-level collector attendance.

The fair attracted over 20,000 visitors during its four day run, and featured over 65 local and international galleries. Running online alongside the fair, Frieze Viewing Room saw visitors from 75 countries. Christine Messineo, Director of Americas at Frieze: ‘On behalf of everyone at Frieze I want to thank the artists, galleries, collectors, visitors, and partners who came together to make the tenth anniversary of Frieze New York such a special event.

In my first year as Director, I am particularly pleased that our non-profit and artist collaborations successfully extended cultural conversations across the city. The Shed, in its second year as our venue, proved itself to be a fitting home for Frieze New York and we are already looking forward to working together in 2023.’

Frieze New York 2022
Frieze New York 2022. © Casey Kelbaugh/Frieze.

Widespread Sales Frieze NY

  • David Zwirner sold out their solo presentation of new sculptures by Carol Bove during the earlyhours of the preview day; the works were priced between $200,000–$600,000.
  • Victoria Miro sold more than 20 works, ranging in price from $18,000 to $2.8 million, includingpaintings by Yayoi KusamaDOTS OBSESSION [CAMMC] (2018) and Stars in the Boundless Universe, (2010), Alice Neel’s Linus and Ava Helen Pauling (1969), Flora Yuknovich’s new tondo painting Total Betty sold for £180,000 and was placed with an institution, and Doron Langberg, Oren and Bennett, (2022) sold for $60,000.
  • In the Frame section, Château Shatto sold all works from their presentation of Los Angeles-based artist Emma McIntyre. The works, priced between $4,000–$26,000, were placed with museum patrons between Los Angeles, Dallas, and New York, with one major work being a promised gift to a Northeastern museum.
  • Hauser & Wirth sold out their solo booth of new work by Charles Gaines; the works were priced between $25,000–$550,000 with buyers including a U.S. museum.
  • Thaddaeus Ropac sold multiple works including Georg Baselitz’s Do Not Disturb (2021) for €1,200,000, a work by Rachel Jones to a US institution for £75,000, a painting by Tom Sachs at $250,000, and two paintings by Alex Katz for $700,000 each and Sturvetant’s 1999 Johns Target with Plaster Casts sold €700,000.
  • In the Frame section of the fair, Lubov sold its marquee piece, Dead Cowboy, for $40,000 from its presentation of work by Marsha Pels.
  • James Cohan sold eight paintings by Eamon Ore-Giron ranging in price from $18,000–$55,000 and totaling $353,000.
  • White Cube sold a work by Georg Baselitz for €550,000, a painting by Damien Hirst at $450,000, a painting by Günther Förg for €415,000, a work by Isamu Noguchi at $375,000, a painting by Al Held for $80,000, and a work by Marguerite Humeau at £32,000.
  • David Kordansky Gallery sold works from their solo booth by Mai-Thu Perret including a ceramic and bronze work at $80,000–$90,000, glazed ceramics at $20,000–$30,000, and watercolors on paper at $5,000–$20,000.
  • Tina Kim Gallery sold work by Tania Pérez Córdova in the range of $14,000–$16,000, a work
    by Park Seo-Bo at $150,000–$200,000, two works by Pacita Abad at $150,00–$200,000 and $14,000–$16,000 respectively; a sculpture by Minouk Lim for $40,000–$50,000, and a work by Suki Seokyeong Kang for $15,000–$20,000.
  • 303 Gallery sold Jeppe Hein’s outdoor lab sculpture at €700,000, Hein’s balloon’s at €50,000 euros, a Rodney Graham painting $125,000, a Tanya Merril painting $50,000, a work by Esteban Jefferson at $35,000, and a Rob Pruitt painting at $70,000.
  • Massimo de Carlo sold works by McArthur Binion as well as pieces by Karin Gulbran and Dennis Kardon, selling works in a range of $15,000–$150,000.
  • Canada sold works including a Ugo Rondinone watercolor painting at $40,000, and a painting by Katherine Bernhardt for $18,000.
  • Perrotin sold out its presentation of works by artists including Daniel Arsham, Paola Pivi, Cristina BanBan, Danielle Orchard, and Nikki Maloof for a total of $3,000,000.
  • In FrameCapsule Shanghai sold eight paintings by Xinyue Yan, with seven ranging in price from $2,500–$5,000 and one sold at $15,000.
  • Stephen Friedman Gallery sold over 40 pieces from its solo presentation of ceramic Maske works by Jonathan Baldock ranging from £5,000–£25,000.
  • Rachel Uffner Gallery sold ten paintings by Anne Buckwalter in the range of $7,000–$14,000, as well as ceramics by Bianca Beck.
  • Gallery Hyundai sold works by Yun-Hee Toh, in the range of $50,000–$70,000, work by Seung-taek Lee in the range of $100,000–$200,000, work by Lee Kun-Yong ranging from $150,000–$200,000, work by Yoo Geun-Taek in the range of $40,000–$50,000, and several works by Minjung Kim priced between $50,000–$150,000.
  • Brussels-based gallery Xavier Hufkens sold ten works including paintings, works on paper, neonsigns, and sculpture by British artist Tracey Emin for prices ranging from £60,000–£400,000. Alongside some of Emin’s text-based works, two of which were titled Upset and Save Me, was a small-scale bronze sculpture by Louise Bourgeois, which the dealer sold for $145,000. Other works by Thomas Houseago and Huma Bhabha sold $95,000 and in the range of $28,000–$60,000, respectively.
  • Sé sold numerous paintings from their solo booth by Rebecca Sharp ranging from $7,000 to $8,500.
  • Jenkins Johnson Gallery placed Mary Lovelace O’Neal’s work Pagan Babies for price in the regionof $500,000–$1,000,000, alongside pieces by Gordon Parks, Enrico Riley, Lisa Corinne Davis, andSydney Cain for prices ranging from $5,000 to $26,000.
  • Kurimanzutto sold works on the opening day by six of their artists, ranging in price from $20,000 to$350,000.

Frieze is the world’s leading platform for modern and contemporary art for scholars, connoisseurs, collectors, and the general public alike. Frieze comprises three magazines – frieze, Frieze Masters Magazine and Frieze Week – and five international art fairs – Frieze London, Frieze Masters, Frieze New York, Frieze Los Angeles and Frieze Seoul (launching September 2022). In October 2021, Frieze launched No. 9 Cork Street, a hub for visiting international galleries in the heart of Mayfair, London. Frieze is part of the IMG network.

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