LONDON – At Frieze Masters, ancient and modern art are shown side by side, and works from some of art’s biggest names are for sale.
In its second year, the offshoot of Frieze London is presenting works from 130 of the world’s leading galleries. Twenty-four of those participants can be found in the Spotlight section of the fair, which is dedicated to solo presentations of major artists from the 20th century.
Ace market reporter – and Art+Auction Magazine Editor-At-Large – Judd Tully takes us on a tour of four of those booths. His first stop is New York’s Mnuchin Gallery, showcasing Dutch American artist Willem de Kooning. “Flowers, Mary’s Table” from 1971 is priced at $10 million. “Hostess,” a bronze from 1973, is priced at approximately $8.5 million.
Hauser & Wirth is showcasing the work of Japanese artist Kazua Shiraga. Featured in the booth is a performative painting from 1960. Shiraga is associated with the post-war avant-garde movement that is only now beginning to get significant attention in the west.
At New York gallery Luxembourg & Dayan’s booth, visitors can see the work of French artist Martial Raysse, specifically his 1964 “Broken Painting.” A cult favorite in France, Raysse is little-known outside of his home country. His work is very rare and difficult to find on the open market.
Wrapping up our tour, Tully stops at Koetser Gallery. The Zurich dealer is presenting the work of 16th century painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo. “The Four Seasons,” a set by the Italian master, is priced at £2 million.
Visit Frieze Masters on Gloucester Green in London’s Regent’s Park through October 20.