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Your Guide to Frieze Art Fair Week in Los Angeles

Frieze Art Fair New York

Frieze Art Fair in New York (Photo by Perkey Fine Art Advisor)

Here’s your art fair guide for Frieze week Los Angeles, February, 2019. With all the buzz around the influential Frieze international art fair coming to L.A. for the first time, and six other art fairs happening across Southern California during the same week, it promises to be one of the most dynamic weeks of art ever in Los Angeles. It’s my pleasure to put together this Los Angeles art fair guide to help you plan your Frieze week art experiences. Feel free to contact me at Perkey Fine Art Advisor for more tips on collecting and enjoying art!

Frieze LA | Feb. 14-17
The inaugural edition of Frieze Los Angeles takes place inside Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood. The art fair brings together 70 of the most significant contemporary art galleries from around the world. Frieze LA is the newest venture of the international Frieze art fairs and frieze magazine. The prominent Frieze London began in 2003, followed by Frieze New York in 2012. At Frieze LA, the galleries will be in the familiar Frieze tent. But Frieze Projects – an exciting group of predominantly L.A. artists including Barbara Kruger, Max Hooper-Schneider, and Sarah Cain – are transforming Paramount’s outdoor New York City backlot with large-scale installations. A curated program of talks, site-specific artists’ projects and films enhance the fair experience.
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Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC) | Feb. 13-17
The tenth edition of ALAC will have a new look and two new exhibitor sections. Featuring about 65 top established and emerging galleries from around the world, the fair also includes a new Salon section (“The Academy”) and a publishing section (“Moveable Types”). ALAC has a young, fun vibe. You will see works by important world-class artists along with notable emerging talent. ALAC is held at its usual location, Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, but this year it takes place in February to coincide with Frieze LA instead of its former January time slot. A variety of art talks and other events round out the experience at ALAC.
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Felix LA | Feb. 14-17
Felix LA makes its debut, aiming to create a more intimate art fair experience. The fair takes place at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with a diverse roster of about 40 leading galleries exhibiting in the hotel rooms, offering collectors, dealers and artists intimate access in an informal setting. Site-specific art projects, such as the interactive installation “Record Store From Outer Space” presented by Susanne Vielmetter, will be showcased in the lobby and other spaces throughout the hotel. Admission is free.
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stARTup LA | Feb. 15-17
The fair, which takes place at hip and stylish Kinney Venice Beach hotel, connects art buyers directly to highly curated up-and-coming artists in a fun, intimate environment. Over 60 artists not represented by galleries – selected by art world experts – transform hotel rooms into individual exhibition spaces and offer their works for sale to art lovers. 2019 marks the fourth edition of stARTup LA, which also has annual editions in San Francisco. This year, the fair’s theme is Art & Technology. Visitors can interact with videos, augmented and virtual reality projects, and artificial intelligence experiences in the hotel’s public areas.
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Superfine! LA | Feb. 14-17, 2019
Superfine! art fair brings diverse, accessible art to DTLA’s Magic Box at The Reef. Discover and collect the work of over 250 emerging contemporary artists at the inaugural West Coast iteration of the art fair that made waves in New York, Miami, and Washington DC. Most of the artworks on offer range from $100 to $5000. The fair’s focus on accessibility includes spotlighting more work from underrepresented artists — LGBTQ, artists of color and female artists.
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Spring/Break Art Show | Feb. 15-17
Held in downtown L.A. in the stalls of Skylight ROW, a former fruit market, the fair features over 40 participating artists, non-profit organizations, curators, artist collectives and galleries, most of whom are L.A.-based. Spring/Break transplants to L.A. the model it pioneered in New York in 2012, offering curators and artists a low-cost space to exhibit within a disused urban building. The fair’s curatorial theme for this year is “Fact and Fiction”. Surprise programming is taking place in the parking lot.
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Art Palm Springs | Feb. 15-18
Art Palm Springs is the premier art fair in the Southwest presenting post-war and contemporary art. This year’s edition will brings galleries from Asia, Europe, North and South America representing hundreds of artists to the Palm Springs Convention Center. The fair coincides with Palm Springs Modernism Week. Art Palm Springs runs through Monday, so art lovers can jaunt to lovely Palm Springs after Frieze LA and enjoy another worthwhile art fair. While in Palm Springs, don’t miss “Unsettled|Art on the New Frontier” exhibition at Palm Springs Art Museum, and Desert X Biennial.
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Desert X | Feb. 9 – Apr. 21
It’s not an art fair, but I have included Desert X here because it is such a powerful art event. The second edition of Desert X biennial sprawls across 55 miles of the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs, California. With site-specific outdoors artworks by 18 international artists, the installations engage viewers and focus on the natural wonders and socio-polital-economic issues of the region. This year, works include “Specter” by Sterling Ruby, “Lover’s Rainbow” by Pia Camil, a series of billboards by Cara Romero, “Ghost Palm” by Kathleen Ryan, and augmented reality experiences by Nancy Baker Cahill. (Tip: Download the app 4th Wall to view Cahill’s AR installation.) Desert X is free and open to the public. Pick up a map at one of the three Desert X Hubs, or download the Desert X app (see Visitor Info link below).
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HIROSHI SUGIMOTO

HIROSHI SUGIMOTO (Japanese, b. 1948)
Stanford Theatre, 1992
Gelatin silver print
20 x 24 inches
Edition of 25

In his Theaters photographs, an ongoing series the artist began over 40 years ago, Hiroshi Sugimoto attempts to reveal time in photography. A film has been projected onto the screen, and the exposure time of the photograph is the length of the entire film. His exquisite black and white images are crafted with a turn-of-the-century box camera. Hiroshi Sugimoto has had solo exhibitions at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Osaka (1989), Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (1994), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2000), Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin and Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (2000), Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (2003), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. (2006), and Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin (2008), among others. Also an accomplished architect, Sugimoto lives and works in New York and Tokyo.

Contact Perkey Fine Art Advisor to learn more and for information on photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto available for sale.

DAMIEN HIRST

DAMIEN HIRST (British, b. 1965)
Your Heart (from the series The Wonder of You), 2015
Polymer-gravure etching with lithographic overlay in colors on wove paper
36 1/4 x 26 3/8 inches (92 x 67 cm)
Edition of 55
Signed on recto; numbered on verso

Damien Hirst is a leading figure in the Young British Artist (YBA) movement of the 1990s. Key themes in his art are life’s mortality and modern science’s palliative, seductive allure. The butterfly, with its ephemeral lifespan, is a frequent subject of his work. In 2012, Hirst showed what went on to be one of his most controversial work in decades, the installation In and Out of Love, which consisted of two white windowless rooms in which over 9,000 butterflies flitted around and died. His artistic practice varies wildly, from dead animals submerged in formaldehyde, to ominous medicine cabinets, to paintings of color spots with pharmaceutical names. A winner of the coveted Turner Prize in 1995, Hirst’s works are held in major collections such as the Tate Gallery in London and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.

Contact Perkey Fine Art Advisor to learn more and for information on artworks by Damien Hirst available for sale.

The Best of The Armory Show Art Fairs in New York

The Armory Show NY Art Fair 2015 VIP Preview Featuring Dan Graham

Visitors during the VIP preview at The Armory Show experience a vast selection of art. On the right is Dan Graham’s “Triangular Pavilion”.

Check out my top picks of artworks from The Armory Show 2015 and other art fairs in New York. Enjoy the following photos!

As an art advisor, I travel to various art fairs such as Art Basel Miami Beach throughout the year, and have attended the annual Armory Show in New York many times. My trip last week to The Armory Show and other art fairs did not disappoint! I encountered terrific works of art for my clients, everything from affordable art by young artists, to blue-chip works by leading contemporary artists.

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Art That Doubles as Home Decor

Damien Hirst Spot Clock and Spin Chair

Damien Hirst’s Spot Clock, left, and Beautiful Manic Spin Chair PHOTO: F. MARTIN RAMIN/THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (CLOCK); OTHER CRITERIA/© DAMIEN HIRST & SCIENCE 2014

The Wall Street Journal interviewed art advisor Cheryl Perkey for this article, “No Frame Required: Art That Doubles as Home Décor”. Limited-edition home furnishings by fine artists can add a distinctive collectors’ sensibility to a space. You can bring works by some of the biggest names in contemporary art—from Damien Hirst to Cindy Sherman-into your home with functional, stylish (and relatively affordable) home decor multiples.

WSJ’s David Keeps reports “Jeff Koons’s multiples, in particular, have become trophies. In 1995, the artist released a signed edition of 2,300 porcelain plates and sold them through Los Angeles’s Museum of Contemporary Art for $250 each. On March 1, Los Angeles Modern Auctions expects to fetch between $10,000 and $15,000 for one.”

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Don’t Miss the Art Fairs in Los Angeles!

LA Art Show art fair in 2014

LA Art Show offers diverse art styles, subjects and mediums, from contemporary to historic. Photo by Perkey Fine Art Advisor.

Enjoy a huge variety of art from around the world, see works by your favorite artists, and discover exciting new art! It’s all happening at the art fairs coming to Los Angeles this month.

Each of the art fairs has a different focus, so be sure to attend the fairs that feature the types of art you like. See following descriptions. Feel free to contact Perkey Fine Art Advisor and I will be glad to answer your art collecting questions and help you to get the most from your art fair experiences.

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Best Art Fairs 2013

The Armory Show in New York A Leading International Art Fair

The Armory Show in New York. Photo by Cheryl Perkey, Perkey Fine Art Advisor.

Where in the world is the best place to see contemporary art? Depends on the month! Throughout the year, major art fairs are staged in various cities around the globe. These fairs give art lovers the chance to see a huge diversity of art, all at one time, all at one place.

I am pleased to give you my recommendations for the top contemporary art fairs in 2013. Mark your calendar!

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Advice for Art Collectors

Tips for how to start an art collection and where to buy art Worth Magazine interviewed art advisor Cheryl Perkey for Ten Questions for Your Art Advisor. The article offers tips for art collectors, such as: How to start collecting art? What is hot right now? Where are the best places to buy art?

Check out the full article at Worth Magazine. Or contact Perkey Fine Art Advisor for advice on collecting art.

Who Will Be the Next Most Collectible Artist?

Amanda Ross-Ho at MOCA Pacific Design Center

Amanda Ross-Ho HALF OF WHAT I SAY IS MEANINGLESS, 2008, installation view. Photo Credit: Robert Wedemeyer

Check out predictions by Art+Auction Magazine of 50 artists whose works may have “room to grow aesthetically and rise in terms of monetary value” in the future.

Is your favorite artist in this list? What do you think of the magazine’s picks? Please let us know in the comments or on our website.

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Build Your Art Collection with Affordable Art!

Los Angeles Art Association benefit art exhibition gem 2012 Join me at gem, the big, annual multimedia art exhibition and party benefitting Los Angeles Art Association, on April 21, 2012.

Don’t miss this fun evening featuring a fabulous selection of affordably priced works by over 140 artists!

As a member of the 2012 Benefit Committee of the Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA), I am delighted to invite you to gem. Come to the VIP Preview, and get first pick. Proceeds of gem help LAAA, a pillar in the California art community since 1925, to continue to provide important resources to artists in Los Angeles.

RSVP online or get your tickets at the door. I hope to see you there!