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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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Art Platform-Los Angeles Art Fair 2012

Art Platform Los Angeles Art Fair 2012 Come to the international art fair this weekend! With over 80 exhibitors, you can enjoy art from around the world at Art Platform-Los Angeles, a modern and contemporary art fair now in its second year in L.A. It will be held Sept. 28-30 at historic Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport in Santa Monica, CA.

Also you will have an opportunity to attend various enlightening panel discussions which will be presented at Art Platform each day. Plus check out a number of special exhibitions such as the Art Platform Projection Series which features a number of interactive and generative works by some of today’s most exciting contemporary digital artists seen at key points throughout the venue.

Contact Perkey Fine Art Advisor to receive our picks for the “must see” artworks at Art Platform-Los Angeles.

For more details and admission tickets, visit www.artplatform-losangeles.com. We will be there, and we forward to seeing you!

ARTmageddon: Less Car. More Art!

An artful antidote to Carmageddon Los Angeles traffic Instead of stressing in traffic during Carmageddon II (the Los Angeles 405 Freeway closure on Sept. 29-30), why not stay in your neighborhood and enjoy some art? Walk, bike or metro to an art event near you this coming weekend for ARTmageddon, an artful antidote to Carmageddon. More than 100 artists, art organizations and community partners have teamed up for ARTmageddon.

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NEW.ART.NOW: Don’t Miss the First Art Bienniel in Los Angeles

Made in L.A. 2012 First Los Angeles Biennial

See sixty up-and-coming artists at the first Los Angeles biennial, now through Sept. 2, 2012, at the Hammer Museum, LAXART, and Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

Summer is ending soon. So is the first ever Los Angeles biennial, Made in L.A. 2012.

You have just two weeks left to see Made in L.A. 2012, and I hope you will. I love recommending exhibitions that can give busy people like you a unique and enlightening art experience in a single encounter. Made in L.A. 2012 is one of those events.

Featuring sixty artists, it offers a snapshot of the current art trends and practices flowing out of Los Angeles, one of the most active and energetic art communities worldwide! The emphasis is on up-and-coming and under-recognized artists, and will debut new installations, videos, sculptures, performances, and paintings produced especially for the biennial.

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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!

Art Fair Opens with Fire and Ice

Judy Chicago Disappearing Environments at Art Contemporary Los Angeles 2012

Disappearing Environments by Judy Chicago and Materials & Applications at ALAC 2012


Preview night of Art Los Angeles Contemporary was enlivened by an installation created with 25 tons of dry ice and glowing flares. Presented by Judy Chicago and Materials & Applications, the piece is a reinvention of Disappearing Environments, a 1968 work by Judy Chicago, Lloyd Hamrol, and Eric Orr.

Art Los Angeles Contemporary, the international contemporary art fair of the West Coast, brings together 70 blue chip and emerging galleries from around the world with a focus on Los Angeles galleries. Visit ALAC January 19-22, 2012 at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California.

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Visit Art Fairs in Los Angeles

Five art fairs in 2012 for Los Angeles Arts Month With five art fairs coming to L.A., it’s fun and easy to view lots of wonderful art this month! You can enjoy diverse artworks from around the world at the art fairs. Its all part of the line up of art events for Los Angeles Arts Month 2012.

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For Lovers of Classic Photographs

Robert Doisneau 1950 silver print La Baiser (The Kiss) Hotel de Ville, Paris

Robert Doisneau, La Baiser (The Kiss), Hotel de Ville, Paris, 1950, silver print, 7-1/8 x 7-1/8 in.

Don’t miss Classic Photographs Los Angeles on January 14 and 15 at the old Helms Bakery complex. Sixteen leading galleries from around the country are exhibiting at this relaxed and informal venue. Expect to find a wide array of 19th and 20th century photographs in various price ranges, from affordable vintage photographs to iconic masterworks.

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Give An Art Gift To Enjoy the Whole Year!

Los Angeles County Museum of Art installation by Chris Burden

A forest of city street lights at LACMA, by Los Angeles-based artist Chris Burden, titled Urban Lights

LACMA Holiday Special: FREE 3 gift museum memberships when you buy 3. Support the museum and give someone special a great gift! Membership includes free admission to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for twelve months, plus many other member benefits.

You can sign up online, or call LACMA at 323-857-6151 or visit a LACMA ticket office during regular museum hours. Order by 12/9/11 if you would like your gift memberships to arrive by Christmas. Special offer valid through 12/31/11.

I hope you will enjoy your visits to LACMA, where you can see these engaging exhibitions (and more) currently on view:
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Three New Art Fairs Open in L.A.

New Art Fairs Launch in Los Angeles In addition to Pacific Standard Time, the unprecedented collaboration of more than sixty cultural institutions across Southern California coming together to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene, three art fairs launch this weekend in Los Angeles:

Art Platform – Los Angeles – Over 90 exhibitors gather at the LA Mart downtown, presenting an expansive assemblage of contemporary art, ranging from exciting works by emerging artists to international blue-chip art.

Pulse Los Angeles – The Pulse art fair takes place on the Event Deck at LA Live, focusing on interesting and relatively affordable contemporary art.

Fountain LA – Set in the loft district by the L.A. River, the Fountain LA art fair showcases edgy galleries and independent artists.
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