All You Should Know About Frieze Los Angeles

Leo Villareal, Cosmic Reef NFT. Courtesy the artist

Frieze Los Angeles is the leading international art fair. It is dedicated to the place of Los Angeles in the world landscape of contemporary art. The Frieze art fair Los Angeles started with a sold-out first print run in 2019 and built on that success the following year. In 2021, the event did not take place due to the coronavirus pandemic.

But in 2022, the event was back bigger and bolder. More than 100 local and international galleries participated in it.

Frieze Los Angeles’ location is art.

A special building was commissioned to house the galleries. This year it was conveniently located between two Beverly Hills cultural attractions: the Hammer Museum and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. This “tent” was designed by Los Angeles-based architect Kulapat Yantrasast, creative director of WHY Architecture, and the firm’s landscape director, Mark Toman. In itself, it was a statement.

Frieze art fair Los Angeles brings more than 100 of the world’s leading art galleries together.

Its selection of major galleries from around the world includes Los Angeles-based exhibitors representing the best of the local scene: Blum & Poe, The Box, Château Shatto, Commonwealth and Council, Jeffrey Deitch, Kayne Griffin, David Kordansky Gallery, and Regen Projects.

Betye Saar mural

LA Energy Mural, DTLA 1983. Courtesy of Roberts Projects Gallery

In 1983, local artist Betye Saar was commissioned to create a large-scale public art initiative for the city of Los Angeles. The result is a vibrant LA Energy mural located on 5th Street in DTLA. It was torn down four years later to make way for new construction, but Roberts Projects was recreating the monumental piece for Frieze Los Angeles.

NFTS: Leo Villareal

Leo Villarreal uses software to create sculptures NFT Cosmic Reefs includes unique combinations of geometry, light, color, and composition to explore beauty and randomness in the natural world. from physical light. His debut digital series Cosmic Reef was sold out within two hours.


Frieze Los Angeles’ drinks partners – Maison Ruinart champagne and Bisquit & Dubouché cognac, Maestro Dobel tequila, Perrier, and illy – each have dedicated spaces at the event. Maison Ruinart and Bisquit & Dubouché will both be presenting new artist commissions. Drawing inspiration from Bisquit & Dubouché’s unconventional cognac-making approach, Jillian Mayer will premiere Glass Room, an immersive installation exploring glass as an amorphous and transformative material.


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