Foster frozen out at Frieze
Norman Foster paid £150,000 for a Grayson Perry at Frieze Art Fair - but Paris gallerist Emmanuel Perrotin’s statue of Foster didn’t make out quite so well
Three of Xavier Veilhan’s hard-to-miss blue sculptures of famous architects were on display at the stand, but only two eventually sold.
Perrotin sold Veilhan’s abstract geometric representation of Richard Rogers to a Canadian collector and his statue of Tadao Ando in boxer mode to an American buyer for £60,000 each, but according to reports at the close of Frieze, his figurative sculpture of Foster (pictured) didn’t sell.
Apparently Grayson Perry wasn’t interested in returning the six-figure favour Foster had earlier done him.