Where to find works by Frieze favourites at a snippet of the price
The Multiplied fair, founded by Christie’s, offers limited editions by big-name contemporary artists
By Anny Shaw. From Frieze daily edition
Published online: 18 October 2013
Multiplied, which was founded by Christie’s auction house and has been running for four years, offers limited editions and multiples modestly priced between £10 and £30,000. Collectors can pick up prints, photographs, books and sculptures by big-name contemporary artists for a snippet of the price of their one-off works.
Former YBA Marc Quinn, who is representing himself at Multiplied, is selling large-scale etchings of multi-coloured irises (the part of the eye, not the flower) for £2,000 each. Continuing the anatomical theme, Quinn is also showing a colourful woodcut of a fingerprint whorl, priced at £6,000. For those on a shoestring budget, a 10cm x 10cm print will set you back £150 (edition of 250).
The South African artist William Kentridge, whose auction record stands at $1.5m, is represented by two galleries at the fair. David Krut Projects is showing linocuts of trees, birds and horses printed on pages of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary and the Encyclopaedia Britannica, priced between £2,500 and £17,500 (all editions of 30). The non-profit space Artist Proof Studio from Johannesburg is showing two hot off the press Kentridge prints: Hope in the Green Leaves is priced at £14,500 (edition of 40; the artist owns half and gave the other 20 to the studio in exchange for using its printing facilities); while Kentridge donated The Bird and Its Watcher (priced at £2,500, edition of 50) to Artist Proof Studio, with the proceeds benefitting four centres for orphans and vulnerable children in Soweto, South Africa.
Riflemaker gallery from London is showing a curated booth of feminist works by artists including Judy Chicago (prints from her “Retrospective” series are priced at £5,000 each) and Josephine King, whose seductive and colourful works are priced between £6,000 and £14,000.
Those with a keen eye for the next big thing can pick something from an exhibition of works by students at the Royal College of Art. All manner of prints are on offer, from etchings to lithographs and screenprints. Prices start at £150 and all proceeds go towards student bursaries.
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