From top: K8 Hardy, Outfitumentary, still; Andy Warhol, Tiger Morse, aka Tiger Morse (Reel 14 of****), still; K8 Hardy, How To: Untitled Runway Show book cover, published by DoPe Press in 2013, cover design by Madame Paris.
Sales are good, tickets are selling out, events are full, and the sun is shining—although a brief shower is forecast for midday Sunday—so the inaugural edition of Frieze Los Angeles should be followed by many more.
We hope Felix returns, too. Co-founded by Morán Morán brothers Al and Mills and collector Dean Valentine, it’s an intimate fair headquartered in Hollywood.
When you’re out on the Paramount studio backlot in the Frieze Projects section, stop by the Sqirl/Acid-Free space for Sqirl Away to-go items from the Los Feliz restaurant as well as a selection of art books and periodicals, including Liz Craft’s …my life in the sunshine—published by DoPePress—and the new print issue of PARISLA.
FRIEZE LOS ANGELES
Through Sunday, February 17.
Paramount Pictures Studios
5515 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles.
From top: Ken Price, Return to LA, 1990, courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks (Frieze LosAngeles); Florian Morlat, collage, courtesy of the artist and The Pit (Frieze Los Angeles); JessiReaves installation at Felix, courtesy the artist and Bridget Donahue, New York; KristenMorgin, Jennifer Aniston’s Used Book Sale (detail), ceramic, courtesy the artist and Marc Selwyn Fine Art (Felix); David Hockney, Peter Showering, 1976, C print, courtesy the artist and MatthewMarks (Frieze Los Angeles); Nan Goldin, Blue, 2016, courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman (Frieze Los Angeles).
The new artist’s book …MY LIFE IN THE SUNSHINE—LIZ CRAFT 2006–2017 is a stream-of-consciousness visual diary of Craft’s life and practice, featuring family and friends in California, Berlin, Washington State, Oslo, New York and beyond.
The 185 pages of color photographs include contributions by Craft’s partner Pentti Monkkonen, as well as Lena Henke, Paul-Aymar Mourgued’Algue, Dorothée Perret, and Fabian Marti and many others.
…MY LIFE IN THE SUNSHINE—LIZ CRAFT 2006–2017 (Los Angeles: DoPe Press, 2017).
ACID-FREE – an art-book market organized by a collective of independent publishers in Los Angeles – will open on Friday night at Blum & Poe.
The three-day event will include talks and readings, screenings, and music events. Exhibitors include Art Catalogues, DoPe Press, East of Borneo, Family Books, Ghebaly Gallery, LACA, LACE, Peter Fetterman Gallery, Regen Projects, and Semiotext(e). Come early, stay late.
ACID-FREE LOS ANGELES ART BOOK MARKET
Opening night, Friday, May 4, from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Regular hours, Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, from 11 am to 7 pm.
BLUM & POE, 2727 La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles.
For his Hammer Project CALIFORNIA FLORA (NATIONAL FOREST CONDENSATION WALL), Sam Falls traveled to each of the nineteen National Forests in California to gather material for his entry-stairway installation.
“Falls covers large canvases with vegetation from the sites he visits and sprinkles them with dry pigments ranging from vibrant blues and bright yellows to more earthy hues, and then leaves them outside, exposed to the environment overnight. The condensation from rain or dew covers the surfaces in a process not unlike that used to create a photogram, requiring exposure over time so that only silhouettes of the flora remain amidst beautiful washes of color”*
HAMMER PROJECTS—SAM FALLS, through April 29.
HAMMER MUSEUM, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Westwood, Los Angeles.