Frieze Los Angeles Diary: Art dealer action figures, Lionel Richie says hello and Tyler the Creator brings his bodyguardsFebruary 17, 2023
Palms by the hotel pool: a relaxed environment for robust sales at the Felix Art FairFebruary 17, 2023
Frieze Los Angeles’s new digs on the Santa Monica Airport campus have afforded it plenty more room for large-scale works, not only outdoors near the tarmac, but also inside its spacious tent and the soaring Barker Hangar. Plenty of dealers have taken advantage of the fair’s ample real estate, bringing towering sculptures like Rose B. Simpson’s totemic figure carved from New Mexico pine on Jack Shainman’s stand, enormous canvases like Jonathan Lyndon Chase’s painting of an interstellar embrace at Sadie Coles HQ and stand-filling installations like Garth Greenan Gallery’s presentation centred around a seminal video work by James Luna, the artist of Puyukitchum/Luiseño and Mexican American descent. Some dealers even brought large kinetic and interactive pieces, like Virginia Overton’s clanging industrial chimes on the Bortolami stand and Mamali Shafahi’s fantastical merry-go-round at Dastan Gallery’s stand—which, though tantalisingly inviting, is only strong enough to hold child-sized riders.