Art Stage Singapore - Day 2

The fair had a different vibe today as it was opened to the public. Still plenty of artists around, such as Malaysian Ahmad Zakii Anwar, who has a piece at Gajah Gallery, Indonesian sculptor Pintor Sirait, Thai artists Natee Utarit and Vasan Sitthiket, Indian artist Jitish Kallat (for the second day), Chinese artists Shen Shaomin (who has a smart piece at SAM right now) and Zeng Fanzhi, who actually spend a couple of hours checking the galleries around (and then later showed up at SAM) and photographer David LaChapelle holding court with journalists on a sofa. Red dots could already been seen on a few paintings (Murakami's works at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin were snapped up by a Japanese collector even before the fair opened. New kid in town Richard Koh Fine Art had also several works sold. Gajah sold a needle sculpture by Rudi Mantofani to a well-known Asian collector, and had another two offers for the same piece in the next 30m). Indonesian collector Budi Tek was on shopping spree and bought a few paintings. Other important Asian collectors were also seen over the last few days (such as Richard Chang), along with a few Western collectors like Sylvain Levy, Uli Sigg and Don and Mera Rubell). That had many galleries rejoicing that fair director Rudolf Lorenzo had delivered what he had promissed.

Here are some more works that caught my eyes:

Paresh Maity, Procession

A few interesting works by Singaporean collective Vertical Submarine (some of my favorite artists in town)

Sigmund Freud's interpretation of Pipe Dreams by Vertical Submarine
Kim Dong Yoo: A Lee Kuan Yew portrait made out of Queen Elizabeth's heads.