What Sold at New York Art Week 2022

Painting and sculpture may have dominated much of the weekend, but novel approaches and practices could still be found. At NADA, the sort of digital artworks that were so noticeably absent from other fairs were on display at booths like Denny Dimin Gallery’s, which featured computers playing ’s video game/video art piece Fuzz Dungeon on loop alongside paintings of old-school arcade consoles by , as well as at the booth of downtown digital art mainstay bitforms gallery, which included the software-driven animation Does The River Flow Both Ways? by and James Schmitz.

Elsewhere, anonymous gallery presented an impressive restaging of Elliot Reed’s installation Rhythm, which features three Ducati motorcycles alongside stage lights and speakers, as well as a separate video work and a wall embedded with knives. As of the fair’s close, two editions of the video work had sold for $4,500 each, and the installation had been put on hold for a public collection. “I’m extremely proud of our ambitious presentation, and fairly satisfied with interest from collectors,” said director K.O. Nnamdie. “We hoped commercial reaction would more immediately reflect Reed’s institutional interest—despite the challenges some of the work presents.”

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