2013.10.25 Fri, by Translated by: randian
Frieze Highlights

The 11th edition of Frieze Art Fair kicked off on Wednesday with a selection of 152 top-notch international galleries. Notable returnees included Marian Goodman, who will open a London branch in Autumn 2014 and Max Hetzler from Berlin, who as one of Jeff Koons’ first European gallerists, had his booth strategically placed opposite Gagosian’s solo presentation of large-scale works of one of the world’s most expensive living artist. While at least three of the Koons-sculptures—or at least very similar ones—had been on view at Almine Rech’s gallery show of the artist last October, Koons made a big impression. With the return of Eva Presenhuber from Zurich, who is well-respected among colleagues for her outstanding and daring booths, fair co-director Matthew Slotover has one less worry —Frieze is still innovative and cutting-edge.

However, the notable absence of Xavier Hufkens from Brussels and neugerriemschneider from Berlin—both selection committee members of the world’s leading art fair Art Basel—as well as Berlin’s Galerie Neuselection committee member at what many fair specialists tout as the second strongest art fair, Paris’s FIAC—cannot be overlooked and will undoubtedly be a thorn in the British fair’s side.

Thomas Struth,”Tokamak Askex Upgrade Interior 1″, Max Planck IPP, Garching, 2010 (ed. of 6), available at Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, (over USD 200,000 USD]

Takashi Murakami,”Naked Self-Portrait with POM (Gold)”, 2013,available at Perrotin, Paris (950,000 EURO)

front: Mike Nelson,”Golden Stick (Lord Luck)”, 2013 (GBP 15,000)
behind: Jeppe Hein,”Tight Diagonal Cut”, 2011,available at 303 Gallery, New York [15,000 EURO]

front: Ugo Rondinone,”Still.life (clay nude)”, 2012
behind: Don Brown,”Yoko XXXIV”, 2012
wall: Jannis Kounellis, “Untitled”, 2005, available at Almine Rech Gallery, Paris/Brussels

Thomas Houseago,”Untitled”, 2012,available at Modern Institute, Glasgow (USD120,000)

Bernadette Corporation with Benjamin Huseby, “BC Lifestyle INT 2 – Ruby”, 2013, available at Greene Naftali, New York (USD 12,000)

Do Ho Suh,”Secret Garden”, 2012, available at Lehmann Maupin, New York (USD 500,000 – 600,000)

front: Sarah Lucas,”Obsidiana”, “Maradona”, 2012
behind: Adrian Villar Rojas, “Untitled”, 2012, available at kurimanzutto, Mexico

front: Conrad Shawcross,”Maquette for Perimeter Studies (Icosahedron) Arrangement 2″, 2013 (GBP 22,000)
behind: Idris Khan,”The Creation of the Creator”, 2013, available at Victoria Miro, London (GBP 90,000 GBP)

another Koons, Jeff Koons,”Titi Tyre”, 2000-2012, available at Gagosian

Robert Longo,”Untitled (Chavalier)”, 2013, available at Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg / Paris (USD 320,000)

front: Gavin Turk,”Flat Tyre”,2013 (GBP 40,000)
back: Willem Boshoff,”Flag I”, 2003, available at Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg (GBP 55,000)

llya Kabakov,”Vertical Painting #7″, 2012, available at Pace Gallery

front: Jeff Koons,“Sacred Heart (Blue/Magenta)”, 1994-2007, available at Gagosian
back: “Ribbon”, 1995-1997 / 2010