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What Sold A Frieze New York So Far?

The mood at Frieze New York on Thursday was more subdued as compared with the previous preview day, exhibitors said, though it was anyone's guess whether this was due to the previous day's crush of VIPs or Thursday's gray, gloomy weather that made it feel more like Frieze London in October, and not New York in May.


Reports of brisk sales had already begun rolling in on Wednesday night.


By the second day of the fair, Lehmman Maupin gallery had sold seven works by Erwin Wurm, including Snake (2016), in the range of $115–140,000.  Earlier, the gallery sold Fat Bus Model (white) (2016), in the range of $57,000-80,000, and his sculpture of two dancing figures Obedience (2016), sold in the range of $51,000-63,000. Four photographs of Wurm's One Minute Sculptures have sold as well.


Wurm's work is currently included in several solo museum exhibitions including Bei Mutti, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin; Ende, Landesmuseum Niederösterreich, St. Pölten, Austria; as well as in the Tate Modern group show Performing for the Camera.