Price Check! Here’s What Sold—and for How Much—at Frieze’s Debut Fair in Seoul

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Last weekend there was a literal whirlwind in Seoul, where just after the inaugural Frieze art fair wrapped up, a typhoon swept in, stranding collectors, gallerists, and even one of Artnet News’s own reporters in the South Korean city.

The fair, held from September 2 through 5, featured more than 110 galleries, the majority of which came from Asia, with around 20 hailing from international cities beyond the continent.

Dealer Jason Haam told Artnet News that hosting an event of this caliber was “a pride of the nation,” as blue-chip galleries like Acquavella, Gagosian, and David Zwirner descended on the city, and celebrities too: K-Pop star RM roamed the well-heeled booths, as did actor Jung Woo-sung and Libyan princess Alia Al-Senussi.

Although we don’t include listings in Price Check for works unaccompanied by prices, there were a few buzzy names mentioned: Lehmann Maupin said four works sold on opening day by Do Ho Suh; Kamel Mennour sold an installation by Alicja Kwade, a historical painting by Daniel Buren, and new works by Camille Henrot, among others; and Tina Kim sold work for as much as $500,000 by artists including Pacita Abad, Ha Chong-Hyun, Suki Seokyeong Kang, and Minouk Lim.

As always, here is our roundup of the prices some galleries chose to share with us. Remember that some dealers inflate prices (or even make them up) and others withhold figures altogether. All prices have been converted to USD for ease of reading.

PAINTINGS

Hauser & Wirth, Frieze Seoul 2022 Photo by Let's Studio. Courtesy Frieze and Let's Studio.

Hauser & Wirth, Frieze Seoul 2022. Photo by Let’s Studio. Courtesy Frieze and Let’s Studio.

$2.8 million: George Condo, (2022) at Hauser & Wirth, sold to a private museum in South Korea

$1.8 million: Mark Bradford,  (2022) at Hauser & Wirth

$1.55 million: George Condo,  (2022) at Sprüth Magers

$1.2 million: Urs Fischer,  at Jason Haam Gallery

$1.2 million: Georg Baselitz, (2020) at Thaddaeus Ropac

$550,000: Rashid Johnson, (2022) at Hauser & Wirth, sold to a museum in Japan

$475,000: Adam Pendleton,  (2022) at Pace sold to a museum in Asia

$378,000: Günther Förg, (2006) at Hauser & Wirth

$375,000 – $475,000: Each of four new works by Sterling Ruby at Xavier Hufkens

$325,000: Nicolas Party,  (2022) at Hauser & Wirth

$310,000:  Shara Hughes,  (2022) at Galerie Eva Presenhuber

$300,000: Tom Sachs,  (2021) at Thaddaeus Ropac

$300,000 to $400,000: Ha Chong-Hyun,  (2022) at Almine Rech

$297,000: Rosemarie Trockel,  (2017) at Sprüth Magers

$280,000 each: Multiple paintings by Oscar Murillo at David Zwirner

$275,000: Nari Ward,  (2022) at Lehmann Maupin

$260,000: Lee Bul’s (2022) at Lehmann Maupin

$250,000: A painting by Katherine Bernhardt at David Zwirner

$225,000: McArthur Binion, (2022) at Lehmann Maupin

$200,000: A work by Deborah Roberts at Stephen Friedman Gallery

$190,000: Lee Bul, (2022) at Lehmann Maupin

$190,000: Lee Bul (2022) at Thaddaeus Ropac

$185,000: Sterling Ruby, (2021) at Sprüth Magers

$175,000: Matthew Day Jackson, , (2022) at Pace, sold to a museum in Korea

$175,000: Angel Otero,  (2022) at Hauser & Wirth

$150,000 to $200,000: Javier Calleja, , (2022) at Almine Rech

$150,000: Tom Sachs, (2022) at Thaddaeus Ropac

$150,000: Avery Singer,  (2021) at Hauser & Wirth

$150,000: Matthew Day Jackson,  (2022) at Pace

$135,000: Tom Sachs,  (2011-16) at Thaddaeus Ropac

$125,000: Marina Perez Simão,  (2022) at Pace sold to a museum in Korea

$110,000: Karen Kilimnik,  (2018) at Galerie Eva Presenhuber

$110,000: David Salle, ) (2022) at Lehmann Maupin

$90,000 each: Three paintings by Amoako Boafo at Mariane Ibrahim Gallery

$90,000: A painting by Peter Uka at Mariane Ibrahim Gallery

$90,000: Alvaro Barrington,  (2021) at Thaddaeus Ropac

$75,000: Huong Dodinh, (1992) at Pace

$75,000: Martha Jungwirth,  (2020) at Thaddaeus Ropac

$65,000: Huong Dodinh,  (1996) at Pace

$69,000: Chantal Joffe’s oil paintings (2018) (2017) and  (2017) at Lehmann Maupin

$60,000: Martha Jungwirth,  (2021) at Thaddaeus Ropac

$60,000: Camille Henrot,  (2021) at Hauser & Wirth

$55,000: Alvaro Barrington,  (2021) at Thaddaeus Ropac

$55,000: Imi Knoebel, (2021) at Thaddaeus Ropac

$50,000 to $100,000: Leelee Kimmel, (2022) at Almine Rech

$50,000: Martha Jungwirth,  (2021) at Thaddaeus Ropac

$50,000 to $100,000: Brian Calvin,  (2022) at Almine Rech

$45,000 each: Maysha Mohamedi’s and (both 2022) at Pace

$40,000: Huong Dodinh,  (2020) at Pace

$38,000: Mandy El-Sayegh’s (2022) at Lehmann Maupin

$35,000 to $50,000: Tammy Nguyen’s and (both 2022) at Lehmann Maupin

$35,000 each: Paintings by Mike Lee at Jason Haam Gallery

$30,000: Hyun-Sook Song,  (2014) at Sprüth Magers

$28,000: Hyun-Sook Song,  (2021) at Sprüth Magers

$25,000 to $50,000: Ted Pim,  (2022) at Almine Rech

$25,000 to $450,000 each: Twelve works by Joel Mesler at LGDR

$25,000: Verne Dawson,  (2015) at Galerie Eva Presenhuber

$23,000: Oliver Beer,  (2022) at Thaddaeus Ropac

$13,000: Robert Elfgen,  (2021) at Sprüth Magers

 

SCULPTURES, INSTALLATIONS, MIXED MEDIA

Carol Bove, <i>Mummy Brown</i> (2021). Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner.

Carol Bove, Mummy Brown (2021). Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner.

$850,000: A sculpture by Donald Judd at David Zwirner

$577,000: Antony Gormley,  (2018) at Thaddaeus Ropac

$400,000: Carol Bove,  (2021) at David Zwirner

$240,000: Ugo Rondinone,  (2021) at Galerie Eva Presenhuber

$120,000: Tom Sachs,  (2013) at Thaddaeus Ropac

$60,000: Pipilotti Rist, (2022) at Hauser & Wirth

$50,000: Tom Sachs,  (2015) at Thaddaeus Ropac

 

DRAWINGS, PHOTOGRAPHS, & WORKS ON PAPER

Ali Beheshti, <i>Untitled</i>, (2022). Courtesy of Dastan Gallery.

Ali Beheshti, Untitled (2022). Courtesy of Dastan Gallery.

$65,000: Günther Förg,(2009) at Hauser & Wirth

$45,000: $65,000: Günther Förg,(2008) at Hauser & Wirth

$40,000: Glenn Ligon, (2022) at Hauser & Wirth

$30,000: Camille Henrot,  (2020) at Hauser & Wirth

$25,000 to $50,000: Gordon Cheung,  (2022) at Almine Rech

$25,000: Marilyn Minter,  (2020) at Lehmann Maupin

$1,200 to $3,500 each: Multiple works on paper by Ali Beheshti at Dastan Gallery

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