Frieze Los Angeles 2019
February 2019

The creative communities in Los Angeles are among the most vibrant and forward thinking in the world, and the backbone of the city’s economy and civic consciousness. With the inaugural Frieze Los Angeles we have the potential to center the city’s artistic community on an annual moment. Frieze brings more than 25 years of experience in the contemporary art world, and with the partnership of Endeavour, we aim to grow this fair into an event that encourages not only international interest in the uniqueness of the L.A. art scene, but also a stronger appreciation of that scene among locals. Indeed, part of the founding mission of For Your Art, which Bettina founded in 2006, was to make the contemporary art world part of daily life in Los Angeles, encouraging engagement, collaboration and patronage. The Los Angeles scene is all about its artists, and from our architecture to our programming, artists, too are at the heart of everything Frieze does. We hope during Frieze Week you will discover artists new to you as well as those who have been living and working here for decades. The story that is often told about Los Angeles and art is one of potential: we want to tell a story about what is already flourishing. If Frieze Los Angeles can bring the world to this city, we hope it will also highlight the best of this city to the world.

—Bettina Korek, Executive Director,Frieze Los Angeles & VictoriaSiddall, Director, Frieze Fairs

From this issue

In a new short story, Huw Lemmey responds to the themes of Camille Blatrix’s BMW Open Work project

In Collaboration with BMW

At Frieze Los Angeles’ ‘Conversations on Patronage’, Andrea Bowers discussed her work as an ‘artist activist’

BY Jennifer Piejko |

What we learned from ‘Conversations on Patronage: Supporting the Ephemeral’ at Frieze Los Angeles

BY Jennifer Piejko |

At Frieze Los Angeles 2019, discover the smallest and most exclusive private members club in the world by Tom Pope and a digital installation by Victoria Fu, commissioned by Deutsche Bank

In Collaboration with Deutsche Bank

Q: Will there come a point when you are sick of talking about I Love Dick? Has that point come already? 

A: Yes

The art collector and radiologist V. Joy Simmons shares a glimpse of her collection in her Ladera Heights home

Rapper and Actor Edison Chen Shares What He’d Do With 24 Hours in the City

The composer, performer and model has many strings to his bow

From expert gallery advice to visiting the “Tom Cruise Door” on the backlot: here’s what’s to see, do and eat at Frieze Los Angeles

How an art magazine morphed into an international event

BY Jonathan Griffin |

The founder of Regen Projects discusses her ambitous gallery program and why Los Angeles is a unique art capital

The founder of David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, talks collaborating with the late Betty Woodman and gives advice on acquiring art

The founder of The Box, Los Angeles, talks about moving from China Town to the Art District, plus tips for the first-time visitor to the city

In Los Angeles, artists are found in every district, Sterling Ruby’s is Vernon

In Los Angeles’ Arts District, the artists has found her base

Artists are found in every district in Los Angeles; find Lin in Altadena

Studio City: Pasadena has been Barbara T. Smith life-long home

El Segundo is the district of choice for the artist, in L.A since the 60’s