FairsGalleries 05-10-2017

October 5 | Luisa Strina gallery was awarded the 2017 Frieze Art Fair Stand Prize

Frieze has officially kicked off and London is the focus of today’s news. At the fair, galleries and artists are awarded important prizes, whereas at Christie’s, a new record was set for Robert Mapplethorpe.

Luisa Strina awarded the 2017 Frieze Art Fair Stand Prize

Sao Paulo gallery Luisa Strina was announced as the winner of this year’s edition of the Frieze Art Fair Stand Prize, awarded each year during the fair. The gallery, showing in the fair’s main sector, is featuring works by Alexandre de Cunha and Renata Lucas. The prize’s jury consisted of Eungie Joo, (chief curator of the SF MoMA) Nicolaus Shafthausen (director of Vienna’s Kunsthalle) et and Dirk Snauwert (director of WIELS). Special commendations also went to Mendes Wood, São Paulo (C14), Galeria Gregor Podnar, Berlin (G11), Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna (S5), and Air de Paris, Paris (S8). More via Frieze.


Tate announces new acquisitions

Dorothy Iannone, Wiggle Your Ass For Me. Courtesy Air de Paris.


Tate has announced it has acquired four new works as part of the 2017 Frieze Tate Fund, as follows Wiggle Your Ass For Me by Dorothy Iannone (Air de Paris), Selected Wall Collages by Mary Beth Edelson (1972-2011, David Lewis gallery, New York), a video by Hannah Black, named Intensive Care/Hot New Track (2013, Arcadia Missa, London) as well as the video-installation Earshot/Rubber Coated Steel by Lawrence Abu Hamdan. (2016, Maureen Paley, London) Abu Hamdan was also awarded the 2018 Abraaj Art Prize just yesterday. Read more on Art Market Monitor.


The 2017 Frieze Artist Award goes to…

Kiluanji Kia Henda, A City Called Mirage, 2014–17. Courtesy of the artist.


The prize was awarded to artist Kiluanji Kia Henda, (b. 1978) whose work is on show at Goodman Gallery’s booth. From October 7 through 28, the artist will have his first solo show at the Cape Town gallery. Kia Henda lives and works between Luanda and Lisbon, and his work spans photography, video and performance exploring our perception of post-colonialism and African modernism.


A new record for Robert Mapplethorpe

Robert Mapplethorpe, Self-Portrait (1988) Christie's Images Ltd. 2017


Christie’s London sale on October 3 has registered a new record for a self-portrait by Robert Mapplethorpe. Shot a year before the artist’s death in 1990, the work has realized a staggering £548.750. (With buyer’s fees) The platinum print is from an edition of three, plus artist’s proof, of which two are in the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Guggenheim, New York. The work went to a Japanese buyer. More via The Art Newspaper.

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