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Frieze Top Five: Collectors Snap Up a Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Tracey Emin and Louise Bourgeois

2 min read  ·  13 Oct 2023

Six Birds in the Bush, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, 2015

Six Birds in the Bush, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, 2015

Welcome to our daily briefing. We are sifting through the news during Frieze Week, so that you can keep up to speed with the artists in the spotlight at the art fairs, auctions and across London.

Auction Records and Mixed Signals at Sotheby’s

Sotheby's $19m Now sale outperformed its $39m Contemporary auction, sending mixed signals about the market. Records were set for Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and Mohammed Sami but other star works were withdrawn before the contemporary sale. (Artnet News)

Nigerian Artists to the Fore at 1:54 Art Fair and Frieze Masters

The market for Nigerian artists is tested with dealers presenting works by Ben Enwonwu at Frieze Masters while 1:54 is the fair to discover lesser known names, including Victor Ubah, and Damilola Onosowobo. (The Art Newspaper)

Big Sales and 15 Best Booths at the Frieze Fairs

Early sales were led by a $3m Louise Bourgeois at Hauser & Wirth, Pace sold a Louise Nevelson for $2m and White Cube found a buyer for a $1.47m painting by Tracey Emin. (Artsy)

Kolkata Gallery Wins Best Booth With All-Female Show

The Indian gallery has won the Frieze prize for their presentation of works by seven female artists from the sub-continent, including Ayesha Sultana. (Frieze)

Top 10 New Faces at Frieze

Jack O’Brien at Ginny on Frederick and Tanoa Sasraku at Vardaxoglou are just two of the must-see artists presented by edgier galleries at Frieze. (Elephant)