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).
In conjunction with the New Museum exhibition SARAH LUCAS—AU NATUREL, Maggie Nelson—author of The Argonauts—will talk about Lucas’ work, investigating the “provocations, humor, and critical shape-shifting” in her practice, and reflecting on “the stakes of the artist’s embrace of pleasure and perversion.”*
This weekend at Skylight, Leslie Jamison and Maggie Nelson will discuss THE RECOVERING, Jamison’s acclaimed examination of alcoholism—her own, and that of writers such as Jean Rhys, Charles Jackson (Lost Weekend), John Berryman, Raymond Carver, and Denis Johnson.
LESLIE JAMISON and MAGGIE NELSON, Sunday, April 15, at 5 pm.
SKYLIGHT BOOKS, 1818 North Vermont Avenue, Los Feliz, Los Angeles.