“There’s a lot of new material, and everyone wants it,” Ropac said. His was one of the few booths at Frieze moving a lot of high-priced work, such as a Baselitz painting, Sie werden gehen, sie sind gegangen (2017) for $850,000, which was bought by a British collector and will go back to London; Longo’s Untitled (Split Ram) (2018) for $850,000; and a 1990 Rauschenberg, Star Park (Borealis), for $675,000.
At Lehmann Maupin
, multiple works by
sold: DNA: Study: (Frieze)
(2018) for between $150,000 and $175,000, Ink: Work (Vermillion)
(2018) for between $80,000 and $100,000 to a New York based collector, and ink: work: iv
(2018) for between $50,000 and $75,000 to a Michigan collector who was new to the gallery. Binion's dna: transition: i
(2015) sold for between $50,000 and $75,000; and DNA: Study: Zero
(2018) went for between $150,000 and $175,000. One work by
, the large painting Sap
(2018), sold for at least £200,000, while Cascade
(2018) sold for at least £100,000. ’s
painting Gabriela Mistral
(1979) went for between $65,000 and $75,000. The artist’s first solo show at the gallery opens later this month, as does an installation of a quipu
woven sculpture at the Brooklyn Museum
. Vicuña is also among the artists highlighted
in this year’s edition of The Artsy Vanguard
, a new, annual list of the 50 most influential talents shaping the future of contemporary art practice.
Lehmann Maupin director Fionna Flaherty said most works went to very high-level American collectors who were often museum trustees at institutions such as SFMOMA
or Albright Knox. She also said she’d seen a lot of Asian collectors (Lehmann Maupin has outposts in Hong Kong and Seoul).