Running from February 17 – 20, 2022, Frieze Los Angeles is at a brand new venue – 9900 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, adjacent to The Beverly Hilton hotel.
With the hopes to continue its traditions in foregrounding artists through multiple forms of ambitious gallery presentations, the Frieze Los Angeles is an art fair unlike no other.
The fair is one of the world’s most influential contemporary art fairs, focusing only on contemporary art and living artists. According to Freize, “this year it made a debut return in Los Angeles with over 100 participating galleries on the A-list.”
Colourful face masks may have concealed the cheerful smiles of VIPs and exhibitors at Frieze in previous years, but the excitement of returning to a physical fair in LA has never been higher.
A celebration you could say of a returning hub around the city of Beverly Hills is what current director of Art Frieze Los Angeles, Christine Messineo, had in mind, especially after the recurring event of a lockdown.
“Frieze LA is a moment, a celebration of the city, a moment for us all to gather together” – Christine Messineo.
Some enjoy the art while others look to source an original artwork, perhaps to start collecting on a new theme or merely to add something they love to their walls at home.
Frieze Week will encompass a broad spectrum of programming at galleries, museums, civic organisations, and other artist-driven spaces, celebrating and showcasing the many communities which make up LA’s dynamic art landscape.
Alongside the fair’s galleries, the Frieze Projects program will “show several large-scale multi-disciplinary works installed in and around the fair,” says Frieze
In addition, a dedicated instalment of Frieze Viewing Room will open in advance of the fair on February 15, offering a first look at the fair’s galleries and programming and bringing Frieze Los Angeles to online audiences across the globe.
Stand out artists include Samuel Levi Jones, new sculptures by Elaine Cameron-Weir, new paintings by Michael Williams, and work by Joan Semmel. Nino Mier is also showing new results by Mindy Shapero, and 95-year-old Betye Saar will be onsite, painting and installing in her booth.
Not to mention there will be a cluster of solo shows by female artists. Frieze Los Angeles returns in a welcome ray of California sunshine, and we cannot wait to see an art gallery gold rush commence.
“Having missed out on a fair in 2021, this year gives us so much to celebrate – not only our new location at the iconic Beverly Hilton but also the renewed opportunities for art discovery and patronage” – Christine Messineo.