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

Here's what dealers say they sold at the new South Korea fair.

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

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.


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, Red Portrait Composition (2022) at Hauser & Wirth, sold to a private museum in South Korea

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

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

$1.2 million: Urs Fischer, Problem Painting at Jason Haam Gallery

$1.2 million: Georg Baselitz, X-ray am Mittag (2020) at Thaddaeus Ropac

$550,000: Rashid Johnson, Surrender Painting “No Worries” (2022) at Hauser & Wirth, sold to a museum in Japan

$475,000: Adam Pendleton, Untitled (WE ARE NOT) (2022) at Pace sold to a museum in Asia

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

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

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

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

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

$300,000 to $400,000: Ha Chong-Hyun, Conjunction 22-15 (2022) at Almine Rech

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

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

$275,000: Nari Ward, Breathing Mosaic Dream-Air (2022) at Lehmann Maupin

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

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

$225,000: McArthur Binion, DNA Study/(Visual:Ear) (2022) at Lehmann Maupin

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

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

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

$185,000: Sterling Ruby, WIDW. HYDROPHERMAL VENT. (2021) at Sprüth Magers

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

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

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

$150,000: Tom Sachs, 7-Eleven Nose Cone (2022) at Thaddaeus Ropac

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

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

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

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

$110,000: Karen Kilimnik, Leonardo Da Vinci’s last home the hall, Amboise, summer fog (2018) at Galerie Eva Presenhuber

$110,000: David Salle, Tree of Life (Sand) (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, A rose for rose (2021) at Thaddaeus Ropac

$75,000: Huong Dodinh, G 6 (1992) at Pace

$75,000: Martha Jungwirth, Ohne Titel, aus der Serie “Corona-Tagebuch” (2020) at Thaddaeus Ropac

$65,000: Huong Dodinh, J 6 (1996) at Pace

$69,000: Chantal Joffe’s oil paintings Esme in New York (2018) Esme in the Back Garden, (2017) and Self-Portrait with Tessa (2017) at Lehmann Maupin

$60,000: Martha Jungwirth, Ohne Titel, aus der Serie “Corona-Tagebuch” (2021) at Thaddaeus Ropac

$60,000: Camille Henrot, We all fall down (2021) at Hauser & Wirth

$55,000: Alvaro Barrington, Prince, A House is Not a Home (6) (2021) at Thaddaeus Ropac

$55,000: Imi Knoebel, Anima Mundi 2021-6 (2021) at Thaddaeus Ropac

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

$50,000: Martha Jungwirth, Ohne Titel, aus der Serie “Corona-Tagebuch” (2021) at Thaddaeus Ropac

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

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

$40,000: Huong Dodinh, K.A. 236 (2020) at Pace

$38,000: Mandy El-Sayegh’s Net-Grid Study (vanishing point) (2022) at Lehmann Maupin

$35,000 to $50,000: Tammy Nguyen’s Mobile Empire: Heidermadona and Mobile Empire: Good Shepard (both 2022) at Lehmann Maupin

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

$30,000: Hyun-Sook Song, 7 Brushstrokes (2014) at Sprüth Magers

$28,000: Hyun-Sook Song, 9 Brushstrokes (2021) at Sprüth Magers

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

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

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

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

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



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, Open Hold (2018) at Thaddaeus Ropac

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

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

$120,000: Tom Sachs, Model Thirty One/Model Twenty Nine (2013) at Thaddaeus Ropac

$60,000: Pipilotti Rist, <Ladina, The Enlightened Granddaughter (black red)>, <Ladina, die erleuchtete Enkelin (schwarz rot)> (Familie Elektrobranche) (2022) at Hauser & Wirth

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



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

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

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

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

$40,000: Glenn Ligon, Study for Negro Sunshine (Red) #62 (2022) at Hauser & Wirth

$30,000: Camille Henrot, Mr. and Mrs. Change Have a Daughter. Her Name is Climate (2020) at Hauser & Wirth

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

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

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

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