Frieze New York 2024: What Sold And What The Dealers Had To Say


Frieze New York 2024 concluded its fourth consecutive year at The Shed, showcasing 68 galleries representing 25 countries from May 1st to May 5th. Among the highlights, Madragoa clinched the prestigious 2024 Focus Stand Prize for its compelling solo exhibit featuring artist Sara Chang Yan.

The fair underscored its significance as a pivotal juncture for the global art scene when it closed on Sunday evening amidst a flurry of positive market activity and a notable influx of high-profile collectors. Commencing with an exclusive preview on Wednesday, May 1st, and extending through Sunday, May 5th, Frieze New York served as a vibrant nexus for artists, galleries, institutions, non-profits, collectors, and patrons alike, all converging within the dynamic confines of The Shed.

The commencement was marked by substantial sales, setting a robust tone that reverberated throughout the weekend. Galleries reported sustained interest, with booths frequently achieving total sales capacity, indicative of a buoyant market environment.

Drawing approximately 25,000 visitors from 66 nations over its five-day tenure, Frieze New York underscored its global appeal and resonance. The event’s stature was further accentuated by the steadfast support of its Global Lead Partner, Deutsche Bank, epitomizing a steadfast dedication to artistic excellence spanning over two decades.

Christine Messineo, Director of Americas at Frieze, expressed gratitude towards the diverse array of participants whose collective efforts contributed to the success of Frieze New York. She highlighted the enriching dialogues fostered by the fair’s collaborations with non-profits and artists, extending its cultural footprint throughout the city. Emphasizing The Shed’s integral role as the event’s host, Messineo conveyed anticipation for the forthcoming edition of 2025, underscoring Frieze New York’s enduring significance within the global art calendar.

Frieze New York 2024 Photo Courtesy Frieze Press Office
Frieze New York 2024 Photo Courtesy Frieze Press Office

Sales Highlights:

White Cube sold Doris Salcedo’s Disremembered XIV for $1,000,000, Ed Clark’s painting Yin and Yang for $800,000, Antony Gormley’s concrete sculpture Retreat: Retreat for £500,000, a new work by Tiona Nekkia McClodden in the region of $100,000, two paintings by Lynne Drexler for $100,000 and $375,000, as well as numerous works by artists including Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, Darren Almond, Tracey Emin, Theaster Gates, Jessica Rankin, and Ilana Savdie.

Pace Gallery sold out their booth of multiple new paintings by Robert Mangold, priced in the range of $350,000–$450,000, and sculptures by Arlene Shechet for $90,000–$120,000.

Mendes Wood DM sold out its stand, which featured works by Varda Caivano, Pol Taburet, Rosana Paulino, and Antonio Obá.

Hauser & Wirth reported multiple sales, including a painting by Ed Clark for $850,000, a painting by Henry Taylor for $750,000, a canvas artwork by Glenn Ligon for $700,000, a bench by Jenny Holzer for $400,000; a wooden triptych by Nicolas Party for $350,000; multiple editions from Charles Gaines’ Charleston series for $210,000; a painting by Nicole Eisenman for $150,000; a painting by Angel Otero for $100,000; a collage by Lorna Simpson for $50,000; and multiple editions of a bronze and woodwork by Thomas J. Price for $32,000.

Thaddaeus Ropac sold multiple works from their group presentation, including a stainless steel artwork by Tony Cragg for €725,000, a painting by Daniel Richter for €420,000, six works by Martha Jungwirth priced between € 60,000 €350,000, a painting by Joan Snyder for $130,000, an artwork by Alex Katz for $125,000, and a work by Robert Longo for $90,000.

Perrotin sold out its solo presentation of paintings and sculptures by Lee Bae, as well as works by Thilo Heinzmann, Paola Pivi, and Daniel Arsham, which were priced between $40,000 and $125,000.

303 Gallery sold multiple works from their booth, including a painting by Rodney Graham for $175,000; two editions of a lightbox by Doug Aitken for $150,000 each; two sculptures by Jeppe Hein for €85,000 each; a sculpture by Alicja Kwade for €85,000; two paintings by Rob Pruitt for $80,000 each; a painting by Casi Namoda for $65,000; and a painting by Sue Williams for $115,000.

CANADA placed nearly their entire group presentation with sales in the $12,000– $170,000 range.

François Ghebaly sold out their group booth, which included pieces by Sayre Gomez, Max Hooper Schneider, Roksana Pirouzmand, Frances Stark, and Christine Sun Kim, for between $10,000 and $90,000.

Gallery Hyundai sold more than ten pieces by Seung-Taek Lee, with prices ranging from $35,000 to $100,000.

Sprüth Magers and Karma International’s shared booth sold two multimedia works (priced at €65,000 each) and a print (€25,000) from their solo presentation of Sylvie Fleury.

Tina Kim Gallery sold works by Pacita Abad, Davide Balliano, Suki Seokyeong Kang, Maia Ruth Lee, and Minouk Lim, priced between $20,000 and $80,000.

Kukje Gallery sold out its booth of paper collage works by Haegue Yang, which ranged in price from €27,000 to €42,000.

Château Shatto placed several works in the $15,000–$35,000 range in their group presentation with works by Jean Baudrillard, Emma McIntyre, Helen Johnson, Alan Lynch, and Olivia van Kuiken.

Stephen Friedman Gallery displayed all wall-based works by British artist Holly Hendry in a solo booth and sold them for £6,500–£15,000.

Casey Kaplan made their debut presentation of artist Kaveri Raina, placing works ranging from $10,000–$42,000 with both new and existing gallery clients of the gallery.

Neue Alte Brücke placed numerous works by artists, including Deshaun Price, Hardy Hill, and Jan Eustachy Wolski, at prices ranging from $10,000 to $18,000.

David Lewis Gallery sold across its presentation, with paintings by Trey Abdella, Carly Burnell, Lisa Jo, and Leah Ke Yi Zheng selling for $18,000–$65,000.

Kapp Kapp placed 12 of 15 presented works by artist Stanley Stellar for $8,500 each.

Tif Sigfrids sold out of their paintings by artist Hasani Sahlehe, priced between $15,000– $20,000.

Central Galeria made significant sales from its solo booth of Carmézia Emiliano, with prices ranging from $18,000 to $32,000.

Frieze New York 2024 Photo Courtesy Frieze Press Office
Frieze New York 2024 Photo Courtesy Frieze Press Office

What The Dealers Said:

Serena Cattaneo Adorno, Senior Director, Gagosian: ‘We were delighted with our time at Frieze. The response to our solo presentation of new works by Sterling Ruby was tremendous. We placed all four paintings from the TURBINE series with important collectors, including two new ones for the gallery. The selection of collages from the ‘DRFTRS’ series attracted interest from an international audience, and the demand for the artist’s work went far beyond our booth at the fair.’

Thaddaeus Ropac, Founder, Thaddaeus Ropac: ‘Frieze New York has shown the continued strength of the American market. It has been great to see such strong attendance, especially among US collectors, and we’re happy to have sold to several new contacts who have engaged with the works of our artists on our stand.’

Joost Bosland, Director, Stevenson: ‘It felt like we saw everyone we’ve gotten to know in New York over the past twenty years in the first hour of the fair on Wednesday. What a joyous reunion with a scene that

remains important to us and, more importantly, our artists. That we could combine it with visits to the Dean collection show at the Brooklyn Museum, both Joan Jonas shows, the Halilaj rooftop and the Harlem Renaissance show at the Met made it a week we won’t forget anytime soon.’

Samantha Rubell, President, Pace: ‘Frieze New York was very successful for us! While people may be talking about a soft market, we’re seeing continued interest from great collectors. Combining the work of Mangold and Shechet was illuminating, and responses were strong. As a result, the booth sold out by the second day.’

Marc Payot, President, Hauser & Wirth: ‘Once again, Frieze New York confirms that New York is the centre of the global art market – the city that magnetizes the business of art and its community. For Hauser & Wirth, there’s no place that combines the individual and the collective with such tremendous energy. Our stand and the many works we’ve placed in great collections today are inseparable from the wider story of art in this town we love.’

Hyun-Sook Lee, Founder and Chairwoman, Kukje Gallery: ‘I am thrilled to see Haegue Yang’s ‘Mesmerizing Mesh’ works sold out at our booth this year, especially because it was the series’ North American debut. Collectors and institutions across Asia and the US have responded very enthusiastically to Yang’s flat works, which she has focused on for several years. Like my clients, I very much look forward to Yang’s upcoming activities in North America and across the globe – starting with her show at the Arts Club of Chicago in September, followed by the Hayward Gallery, London in October.’

Andrew Edlin, Owner, Andrew Edlin Gallery: ‘It’s been a great fair for us. The response to our booth has been phenomenal, with strong sales to museums and individuals.’

Lisa Spellman, Founder, 303 Gallery: ‘Frieze brought an explosion of energy and sales beginning with the preview day that lasted throughout the week, with sales happening every day. The high calibre of collectors, curators, and museum groups at Frieze, including clients from Europe and Asia, added to the festive mood of the week and led to more sales at our gallery, which is just a short walk from The Shed. That concentration of energy only happens with Frieze!’

Tina Kim, Founder, Tina Tim Gallery: ‘We successfully placed works by a number of our artists, including Suki Seokyeong Kang, who currently has a solo show in our Chelsea space, and Pacita Abad, who is the subject of a travelling retrospective which recently opened locally at MoMA PS1. We saw solid sales and enthusiastic crowds at The Shed again this year. The fair facilitates great conversations with institutions and high-level, international collectors alike.

We look forward to the London and Seoul fairs in the fall.’

Angela Brazda, Director, White Cube: ‘We had an incredibly successful week at Frieze marked by daily sales to new and existing clients hailing from Europe, Asia, and the U.S. Among the highlights of works sold by artists from across our roster were the sale of a 1989 painting by Ed Clark on the preview day, an important work from Doris Salcedo’s powerful ‘Disremembered’ series that sold over the weekend, and a concrete sculpture by Antony Gormley coinciding with the opening of his solo exhibition at White Cube New York this week.’

Beatriz Lopez, Artistic Director, Instituto de Visión: ‘We are thrilled with our first presentation in the main section, having previously shown in Focus. It’s been a great week; sales have been strong throughout, and we have had the opportunity to meet several new collectors.’

Angelina Volk, Director, Emalin: ‘We shared the stand with LC Queisser from Tbilisi and were both pleased with the fair results. Attendance on the preview day was strong and allowed us to reconnect with many of our contacts from NY and in town from abroad – the central location of the Shed plays a significant role in that. The artists on our booth each have important concurrent or upcoming institutional projects in London and NY (from our side, Alvaro Barrington’s Tate commission opens later this month; from LC Queisser, Ser Serpas is included in the Whitney biennial and Tolia Astakhishvili opens her solo exhibition at Sculpture Center on Tuesday), which contributed to a lot of interest in their works.’

Olivia Barrett, Founding Director, Château Shatto: ‘Our presentation was composed of new paintings by Helen Johnson, Olivia van Kuiken and Emma McIntyre, alongside historical material from the estates of Jean Baudrillard and Alan Lynch. By the closing of preview day, the gallery confirmed sales for most of its presentation, with additional sales continuing throughout the fair.’

Leah Turner, Director, Esther Schipper: ‘We are very pleased with the response to our special selection of works at this year’s edition of Frieze New York. A stunning mirrored panel by artist Ann Veronica Janssens has drawn much attention, as has a kinetic sculpture by Rosa Barba, whose work is currently on view at MoMA. It’s rewarding to see the increased attention and success of the young painters recently joining the gallery program, including Tomasz Kręcicki, Karolina Jabłońska, Sun Yitian, Sojourner Truth Parsons and Sarah Buckner. The city is wonderfully buzzing with many great exhibitions and art-related events aligned with the fair.’

Kibum Kim, Director, Commonwealth and Council: ‘2024 marks our first showing at the fair in five years. We’ve had a productive week, meeting with institutional representatives and new clients both local and from abroad, notably Mexico, which is exciting as we recently opened a space there.’

Tif Sigrids, Owner, Tif Sigrids: ‘I have always loved participating in the Focus section of Frieze, but this year exceeded expectations. Collaborating with Stone Island on the staff uniforms and promotion around the fair was an exciting experience for me. The sales were amazing, but beyond that, having the work met with so much enthusiasm made for a rewarding fair experience.’

Emanuel Aguilar, Founder and Owner, Patron: ‘This was our first time at Frieze New York, and it’s been great to celebrate New York-based conceptual artist Charisse Pearlina Weston as part of the Focus section. We’ve had the opportunity to engage with several new collectors, both local and international, and introduce them to Weston’s work. We successfully placed the majority of the presented works.’

Daniel Kapp, Co-Owner, Kapp Kapp: ‘The energy this week at Frieze has been electric, and the reception to Stanley Stellar’s historical work has felt incredibly rewarding after nearly five years of working together, with most works sold. We’re so grateful to Lumi Tan and the Frieze team for including us, and we look forward to many wonderful Frieze fairs ahead.’

Rodrigo Mitre, Partner, Mitre Galeria: ‘This is our second year at the fair, and just like in 2023, we have received a very enthusiastic response from the public, curators and specialized media. It’s a positive challenge to be here. We worked hard to deliver an excellent stand and present the artist and gallery’s program best, and the feeling of accomplishment is great! We sold to collectors from Europe, as well

as each coast of the U.S. and made new contacts with curators and collectors.’

Elsa Ravazzolo Botner, Director and Partner, A Gentil Carioca: ‘We were delighted to return to The Shed for another edition of Frieze New York. Our group presentation of Ana Silva, Vivian Caccuri and Laura Lima saw widespread attention from visitors throughout the week. The exhibition featured works never before shown in the US, and we are especially pleased to have placed works with several collectors, all of whom are new to us.’

Fernanda Resstom, Director and Founder, Central Galeria: ‘Our debut at Frieze New York exceeded our expectations. We were thrilled with the sales and the valuable connections made with prominent curators, institutions, and collectors. We sold each day of the fair, placing seven paintings from our solo booth of Carmézia Emiliano and with several more on reserve.’

David Lewis, Founder, David Lewis Gallery: ‘We had a very good fair with robust sales, especially of the younger painters in our program such as Trey Abdella, Carly Burnell, Lisa Jo, and Leah Ke Yi Zheng, whose prices ranged from $18,000 to $65,000. Overall, the client engagement was strong, especially with new collectors to the gallery. The Shed again proves to be a focused and productive venue.’

Frieze New York 2024 Photo Courtesy Frieze Press Office
Frieze New York 2024 Photo Courtesy Frieze Press Office

Who Was There:

Attendees included representatives from local and international museums and institutions Carla Acevedo-Yates, Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi (Sharjah Art Foundation), Cecilia Alemani (High Line Art), Nicholas Baume (Public Art Fund), Naomi Beckwith (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum), Louise Bernard (Obama Presidential Center Museum), Andrew Bonacina, Isolde Brielmaier (New Museum), Katherine Brinson (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum), Patrick Charpenel (El Museo del Barrio), Melissa Chiu (Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden), Jean Cooney (Times Square Arts), Pablo León de la Barra (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum), Robyn Farrell (Art Institute of Chicago), Casey Fremont (Art Production Fund), Thelma Golden (Studio Museum in Harlem), Louis Grachos (SITE Santa Fe), Essence Harden (California African American Museum), Stefanie Hessler (Swiss Institute), Patton Hindle (Artadia), Max Hollein (The Metropolitan Museum of Art), Christine Y. Kim (Tate), Nora Lawrence (Storm King Art Center), Nicola Lees (Aspen Art Museum), Christopher Y. Lew (Whitney Museum of American Art), Justine Ludwig (Creative Time), Sohrab Mohebbi (SculptureCenter), Jessica Morgan (Dia Art Foundation), Rodrigo Moura (El Museo del Barrio), Jane Panetta (The Metropolitan Museum of Art), Anne Pasternak (Brooklyn Museum), Jay Sanders (Artists Space), Drew Sawyer (Whitney Museum of American Art), Amy Smith-Stewart (The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum), Jeremy Strick (Nasher Sculpture Center), Hans Ulrich Obrist (Serpentine Galleries), Joel Wachs (Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts) and Heidi Zuckerman (Orange County Museum of Art).

Prominent art collectors at Frieze New York included Shelley Fox Aarons & Philip Aarons, Dan Aloni, Leon & Karen Amitai, Paul Arnhold, Allison Berg, Michael Bloomberg, Estrellita B. Brodsky, Seth Brufsky, Eleanor Cayre, Richard Chang, Payal Chaudhri, Chelsea Clinton, J. Patrick Collins, Joel S. Ehrenkranz, Martin Eisenberg, Ariel Emanuel, Dana Farouki, Carol Finley, Yvonne Force Villareal, Vincent Fremont, Glenn Furhman, Lisa Goodman, Agnes Gund, Jane Hait, Marieluise Hessel, Terri Holoman, Susan & Michael Hort, Jill & Peter Kraus, Agnes Lew, Bernard Lumpkin, Jarl Mohn, Valeria Napoleone, Gael Neeson, Erin & Paul Pariser, Elizabeth Fearon Pepperman, Alan & Rebecca Ross, Pete Scantland, Dennis & Debra Scholl, Dr V. Joy Simmons, Jerry Speyer, Andy Stillpass, Rob & Eric.

Thomas-Suwall, Jamie Tisch, and Jonathan & Lizzie Tisch.

Artists in attendance included Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, David Byrne, Maurizio Cattelan, Matty Davis, Sam Falls, Sharif Farrag, Antony Gormley, Miles Greenberg, Esteban Jefferson, Sarah Morris, Davi de Jesus do Nascimento, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Hasani Sahlehe, Ilana Savdie and Stanley Stellar. The fair further saw notables from the entertainment and fashion industries, including Blake Abbie, Zach Braff, Bobbi Brown, Anderson Cooper, Kesha, Jane Krakowski, Nicola Formichetti, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin and Zandra Rhodes.

Frieze New York welcomed 135 local and international museum and institutional groups, including The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The American Friends of the Musée d’Orsay, Art Gallery of

Ontario, Aspen Art Museum, Barbican Centre, Bass Museum of Art, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Brooklyn Museum, Centre Pompidou, The Contemporary Austin, Dallas Museum of Art, Dia Art Foundation, El Museo del Barrio, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, He Art Museum, High Museum of Art, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Jewish Museum, The Kitchen, LUMA Foundation, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Madison Square Park Conservancy, Magazzino Italian Art, Modern Art Museum Shanghai, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, National Academy of Design, National Gallery of Art, National Portrait Gallery, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Noguchi Museum, Palais de Tokyo, Para Site, Parrish Art Museum, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Phoenix Art Museum, Public Art Fund, Rockbund Art Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SculptureCenter, Seattle Art Museum, Seoul Museum of Art, Serpentine Galleries, Skowhegan School Of Painting & Sculpture, Smart Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Swiss Institute, TANK Shanghai, Tate Americas Foundation, Tate Modern, The Wallace Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, Zabludowicz Collection and more. PRIZES AND


Madragoa (Lisbon) was awarded the Focus Stand Prize for its Sara Chang Yan solo presentation. Central Galeria (São Paulo) and Mitre Galeria (Belo Horizonte, São Paulo) were given honourable mentions for their respective Carmézia Emiliano and Davi de Jesus do Nascimento presentations. The recipients were selected by a jury comprising Manuela Moscoso (Executive Director and Chief Curator, Center for Art, Research and Alliances), José Esparza Chong Cuy (Director and Chief Curator, Storefront for Art and Architecture) and Liz Munsell (Curator of Contemporary Art, The Jewish Museum).

Matteo Consonni, founder of Madragoa, said, ‘It’s our first year at Frieze New York, and participating in the Focus section has been a great success. We’re delighted with the reaction to our solo presentation of Sara Chang Yan and honoured to receive this year’s stand prize.’

The Georgia Museum of Art acquired Hasani Sahlehe’s painting Trying Green (2024) from Tif Sigfrids in Focus. The acquisition was made possible thanks to the generous support of Stone Island, the Official.

Partner of Focus, the section of the fair dedicated to younger galleries.

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