“We always want to do solo booths at Frieze London, and the last four years have been with women artists,” said Kamel Mennour’s Samy Ghiyati. Priced at €650,000, the gallery was still looking for a buyer for The Shaman—one with enough space to house the massive installation—as of Wednesday evening.
At Marian Goodman Gallery
, director Rose Lord said that the gallery specifically decided to kick off its newly announced representation
of the photographer
at Frieze, and chose several works that highlight Goldin’s feminist gaze and commitment to accurately portraying LGBT subjects—evidenced here by an indelible image of two boys lying atop of each other on Fire Island, with cracked cans of Budweiser strewn about.
“The future is female, as they say,” said Lord, who declined to give any sales figures, per gallery protocol, but did mention that there was a lot of interest.
“It’s a good time to be selling women artists, and Nan Goldin is very well-suited to this moment,” Lord said.