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Interior view of Frieze New York, 2023. Photo by Casey Kelbaugh. Courtesy of CKA and Frieze.

After five days at The Shed, Frieze New York concluded on Sunday, capping off a packed fortnight of auctions, art fairs, and art world events across the city. 

Hosting 68 exhibitors for its third edition in Hudson Yards (and 11th in New York), the fair is led by Frieze’s fair director of Americas Christine Messineo.

Frieze remains the marquee May event in the New York art world, combining global blue-chip heavyweights in the main exhibition area along with younger galleries in its Focus sector. This year’s edition featured new work from established and emerging artists across a number of standout solo booths. Capsule Shanghai was among them and won the Frieze Focus Stand Prize 2023 for its presentation of works by Chinese sculptor Liao Wen.

The mood at the fair was excitable and positive throughout. Several celebrities were spotted—including Chris Rock, Caroline Polachek, Michael Stipe, and Raf Simons—and dealers reported better-than-expected sales amid an uncertain economic picture and a congested art world calendar. 

The venue remained busy over the course of its five-day run, with many exhibitors rotating their inventory throughout the fair. “There was high energy at the fair this year,” said Peggy Leboeuf, partner at Perrotin, which presented a solo corner of works by Japanese artist Izumi Kato, which sold out, as well as works by Paola Pivi and Charles Hascoët. “Each fair has its own atmosphere, and Frieze offers an opportunity to experiment with both established and newer artists on our roster.”

Here, we share a rundown of the top sales at Frieze New York 2023.


Tina Kim Gallery sold artworks by Pacita Abad, Ghada Amer, Tania Pérez Córdova, Maia Ruth Lee, and Davide Balliano, with prices ranging from $15,000 to over $300,000.

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