Ella Kruglyanskaya

Ella Kruglyanskaya at Thomas Dane Gallery.

Tania Candiani

Tania Candiani at Vermelho gallery.

Gajin Fujita

Gajin Fujita at Louver gallery.

Marian Goodman Gallery

Lawrence Weiner and John Baldessari at Marian Goodman Gallery.

Blum & Poe

Blum & Poe.

Nicolas Party at Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd.

Nicolas Party at Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd.

Ken Price

Ken Price at Matthew Marks Gallery.

Ken Price

Ken Price at Matthew Marks Gallery.

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Los Angeles

Favorites from the First Frieze Los Angeles

Frieze Los Angeles wrapped up its inaugural edition over the weekend at Paramount Pictures Studio, and up until the very last hour, it was full of art patrons from all over the globe. Walking in, we wove our way through the backlots of the site before approaching the big Frieze tent. Inside, we moved from booth to booth and took note of seven booths that caught our eyes.

Ella Kruglyanskaya Ella Kruglyanskaya at Thomas Dane Gallery.

The contemporary Latvian painter Ella Kruglyanskaya presented a work at Thomas Dane Gallery that we loved for its subject—a curvy women at leisure, with red nail and wearing a purple dress.

Tania Candiani Tania Candiani at Vermelho gallery.

Tania Candiani presented a work from her “Gordas” series at Brazil-based Vermelho gallery, which caught attention from afar for its image of a screaming mouth amplified by surrounding hands.

Gajin Fujita Gajin Fujita at Louver gallery.

The graffiti artist Gajin Fujita’s Phony Disillusion at L.A.-based Louver gallery was a nice mashup of Asian art and contemporary references—an iPhone open in the Photos app, taking a picture of the content, but when it appears on the screen, the geisha is a horned monster.

Marian Goodman Gallery Lawrence Weiner and John Baldessari at Marian Goodman Gallery.

Lawrence Weiner and John Baldessari took over at Marian Goodman Gallery, with Weiner responding to Baldessari’s works by pulling a work from his personal archives from the 1990s.

Blum & Poe Blum & Poe.

At Blum & Poe, we loved the art that wrapped the booth—seemingly a site-specific, creative wallpaper made for the show.

Nicolas Party at Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd. Nicolas Party at Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd.

Carpet art in the form of a hand-tufted wall hanging entitled Landscape by Nicolas Party was seen at the Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, reeling the audience in from afar for its vivid blue, red, and yellow foliage.

Ken Price Ken Price at Matthew Marks Gallery.

And at Matthew Marks Gallery, we enjoyed the solo exhibition of works by Ken Price—acrylic and ink on paper works, and a selection of glazed ceramics. All works depicted quintessential Los Angeles scenes, like Return to L.A. showing California-style homes next to tall palm trees.

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