Frieze New York has returned to the Shed in Hudson Yards for its 2022 edition, which had its VIP opening on Wednesday morning. Drawing crowds across the three floors of the arts venue, the scene on Manhattan’s West Side unfolded with its usual fanfare, with mega-dealers such as David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth, and Pace showcasing work by blue-chip artists on their rosters, which they promptly sold. (Because these sales are self-reported, it can be difficult to independently verify them.)
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Though the sales here aren’t as high-level as those that will likely occur at Art Basel in Switzerland next month, where the world’s top galleries save their most blue-chip items, numerous pieces sold in the mid- and high six figures. In addition to the works featured below, other galleries that reported a flurry of sales include Lubov with Marsha Pels, James Cohan with Eamon Ore-Giron, Massimo de Carlo with McArthur Binion, Canada with Katherine Bernhardt, and Gallery Hyundai with Minjung Kim.
The opening day was also well-attended with the likes of collectors like Pamela Joyner, Glenn Fuhrman, Howard and Cindy Rachofsky, Mera and Don Rubell, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Lonti Ebers, and Maja Hoffmann; curators and museum directors like Stuart Comer, Michael Govan, Thelma Golden, Max Hollein, Glenn Lowry, and Hans Ulrich Obrist; and artists like María Berrío, Mark Bradford, Maurizio Cattelan, and Henry Taylor.
Below, a look at some of the sales galleries said they made on the preview day of this year’s edition of the Frieze New York, which runs through Sunday.