Dan Graham’s pavilion goes to Mexico City
Jumex Collection has bought the steel-and-glass work for around $600,000
By Charlotte Burns. From Frieze New York daily edition
Published online: 08 May 2014
The Jumex Collection, set up by the fruit-juice heir and art collector Eugenio López Alonso, has bought a steel-and-glass pavilion by the American Minimalist Dan Graham for around $600,000. The work, Groovy Spiral, 2013 (above), was the only piece on show on Lisson Gallery’s stand at Frieze London last October. It is expected to go on display in the privately run Jumex Museum, which opened in Mexico City in November.
A new commission by Graham, made in collaboration with the Swiss landscape architect Günther Vogt, has been installed on the roof of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art (until 2 November). “Dan has always seemed to me to be ahead of his time,” says Lisson’s founder, Nicholas Logsdail, who is showing several works by the artist dating from 1969 to 2011 and ranging in price from $45,000 to $85,000 on his stand (B58) at Frieze New York this week. “It’s wonderful that 40 years of influence are finally bearing fruit in such great gestures of institutional support and historical validation,” Logsdail says.
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