Successful Sales at Frieze Los Angeles Art Fair

Several galleries reported strong sales at Frieze Los Angeles, with solo presentations doing particularly well.


Hauser & Wirth and David Zwirner Report Successful Sales

At the opening of Frieze Los Angeles, Hauser & Wirth president Marc Payot announced that it had been their most successful first day at the fair since its inception. David Zwirner also reported strong sales, including works by Joe Bradley, John McCracken, and Lisa Yuskavage, among others.

Other galleries, such as Casey Kaplan, Vielmetter, Roberts Projects, and Tina Kim Gallery, also reported high-value sales. Dominique Gallery sold all works from its solo presentation, and Kasmin Gallery sold ten works by vanessa german.

Overall, solo presentations and works priced at $250,000 or higher were in high demand at the fair.

Highlight Works that Were Sold

One of the most expensive works sold on the first day was a large oilstick drawing by Richard Serra, which went for $2 million. Pace Gallery reported the sale of Loie Hollowell's painting Split Orbs in yellow for $450,000.

Lehmann Maupin sold six wood sculptures and two paintings by Kim Yun Shin, while Thaddaeus Ropac reported seven-figure sales of works by Robert Longo and Anselm Kiefer.

Hauser & Wirth had strong sales for artists like Ed Clark and Sam McKinniss. Lisson Gallery sold an artwork by Anish Kapoor for approximately £675,000.

Prominent Collectors and Global Sales

Galleries at Frieze Los Angeles saw attendance from collectors worldwide. Thaddaeus Ropac noted the presence of collectors from Europe and China, but sales were mainly to American collectors.

David Kordansky's solo presentation of Sam McKinniss sold out within hours, with prominent collectors responding positively to the artist's work. Lisson Gallery sold sculptures by Olga de Amaral, ahead of her participation in the Venice Biennale.

Overall, the fair was successful in attracting collectors and generating strong sales for galleries.