As Brexit Looms at Frieze London, $6.5 M. Twombly and $5 M. Guston Sell, While $32 M. Botticelli Awaits Buyer
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As Brexit Looms at Frieze London, $6.5 M. Twombly and $5 M. Guston Sell, While $32 M. Botticelli Awaits Buyer

Sarah Sze, Hindsight, 2019, oil paint, acrylic paint, acrylic polymers, ink, aluminum, archival paper, Dibond, and wood. ©SARAH SZE/COURTESY THE ARTIST AND VICTORIA MIRO, LONDON AND VENICE Despite rising fears of a Hard Brexit fogging up London, the art world entered the sunny bubble of Frieze London in Regent’s Park for its VIP outing on Wednesday as if all were tippy top. After torrential rains on Tuesday, the sun decided to shine on Frieze’s bespoke white tents, providing brilliant light to the acreage of mostly new paintings and sculpture in the precinct of Frieze London, the younger and hipper of the two Frieze fairs (the other being Frieze Masters) on offer through Sunday. Sales began briskly at the opening 11 a.m. bell at Los Angeles’s David Kordansky, who was showing a stand of new paintings by Angeleno Ivan Morley. Three of the seven sewing-machine-woven abstract works, made of thread and ink, went in the opening minutes, at prices ranging from $40,000 to $85,000. The colorful and lushly textured paintings convey a kind CoBrA sensibility, but they are enticingly fresh. By the end of the day, all had been sold. That same light-and-bright feeling took center stage at New York’s […]

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