Frieze Los Angeles made its much buzzed about debut yesterday, fully living up to the spirited anticipation surrounding the international fair. Thousands of art-seeking Angelenos, celebrities, New York transplants and far flung jet-setters flocked to the Paramount Pictures studio lot to experience what many feel has been long overdue for the art-driven city. These days considered a cultural hotbed, L.A. boasts galleries like Regen Projects, Hauser & Wirth, Hannah Hoffman, The Box, Night Gallery and The Pit – all of which are exhibiting this weekend, alongside a total of 21 local and 49 international dealers.
For opening day, it was a fair floor filled with the likes of Raf Simons, Brad Pitt, Maria Sharapova, Leonardo Di Caprio, James Franco…there was even a rumor Beyonce was on her way. For those who frequent the fair’s New York or London counterparts, you can expect Frieze LA to offer you a more pleasant experience logistically, with a curated selection equally stimulating.
Here are the 12 works that stood out to us most.
“Midnight Sun (distant pool with views)”
© Doug Aitken, courtesy of 303 Gallery, New York
“Blue Laments Arno”
© 2019 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY Courtesy Sprüth Magers
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
“High and Dry”
Photo by Mark Blower. Courtesy of Mark Blower/Frieze.
“Force of Habit”
“Studio Performance with R.S.V.P.”
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
“True Life Adventures”
David Zwirner Gallery