Frieze Los Angeles‘ debut edition took place February 14—17. The fair saw more than 30,000 visitors, including collectors, curators, critics, civic leaders, and members of the entertainment industry. 70 galleries presented across the tent, designed by Kulapat Yantrasast, and the curated backlot.
Galleries like Hauser & Wirth, Lévy Gorvy, Jack Shainman Gallery, Lisson Gallery, Thomas Dane Gallery, and Acquavella Galleries reported strong sales.
Notable attendees included Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Klaus Biesenbach, Alex Gartenfeld, Thelma Golden, Michael Govan, Joanne Heyler, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jessica Morgan, Ann Philbin, Eli and Edythe Broad, Michael Chow, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Leonardo DiCaprio, Eve, Jim Gianopulos, Jane Fonda, Jodie Foster, Billy Idol, Michael Keaton, Norman Lear, Baz Luhrmann, Al Pacino, Gwyneth Paltrow, Brad Pitt, Amy Poehler, Maria Sharapova, Jill Soloway, Sylvester Stallone, and Kanye West.
Whitewall was there, with our first print edition of Whitewaller Los Angeles, featuring Guest Editor Kulapat Yantrasast. We were lucky enough on opening day to get special tour from the architect. Here’s what we saw.