HLAA Newsletter ~ Fall 2010
The world-renowned Frieze Art Fair this year proved to be very strong and coincided with the Contemporary art auctions including Sotheby’s sale that realized a total of 22,955,250 GPB. The fair showed off a good mix of works by fledgling and professional artists from all over the world with galleries rushing to rehang works. Miami collector, Marty Margulies, said in an interview, “When I first came, Frieze was really wild now it’s turned into a really nice event. Prices are fair and it’s always possible to find something you want.”
Other notable viewings in London included Toby Ziegler’s sculptural installation commissioned by the Zabludowicz Collection for the chapel at 176 Prince of Wales Road; Ai Wei Wei’s 200 million handmade porcelain “Sunflower Seeds” installation at the Tate Modern; and Hauser & Wirth’s Louise Bourgeois opening (it’s now the largest commercial gallery in London to date). Frieze will always be one of my favorite fairs to attend. It’s just a quick jump over the pond so why not make it an annual destination?
Above: Jerry Saltz presented Sadie Coles (in white) with best booth award.
Atop: Doug+Mike Starn, Big Bambu, sculpture installation, The Met
Update: German artist Hans-Peter Feldmann was named the winner of the 2010 Hugo Boss Prize, a $100,000 biannual award in recognition of “significant achievement in contemporary art.” Feldmann, at 69 the oldest to win the lucrative prize, will receive the check and a solo exhibition at the Guggenheim next year, running from May 20 to September 5, 2010.