Inside Frieze LA 2023 including A-list invitees Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt and the wildest art at this year’s event
A host of A-list names, including Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, will peruse some of the world’s finest artwork at a major event in Los Angeles this week.
Frieze LA is back with a bang after years of downsizing venues due to the pandemic, with the 2023 location being Santa Monica Airport for the first time.
Fast becoming as big as awards season, the week of events will also see high-calibre lectures and exhibitions in a range of mansions and private estates as the crème de la crème of the arts and world converge.
The main show will be held at the Barker Hanger from February 16th to 19th, along with a giant tent specially designed by WHY Architecture.
Attendees over the past few years have included Brad, Leo, Gwyneth Paltrow, The Weekend, Kendall Jenner, James Corden, Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Lopez, Sylvester Stallone and more.
Christine Messineo, Director of Americas at Frieze, said, “I’m proud that support for Frieze Los Angeles continues to grow as we move to a new, expanded location where many galleries are participating for the first time.
“In 2023 we will also go beyond the confines of the fair and encourage our visitors to explore all that LA’s West Side has to offer, from large institutions to smaller spaces that form the fabric of LA’s arts community.”
A launch party was held at the Getty Villa earlier this week, bringing the arts, fashion and entertainment worlds together to celebrate.
A series of soirees followed leading up to the main attraction, with The US Sun attending an event hosted by Artnet and Cadillac.
STRANGE AND WONDERFUL
Held in a luxurious multi-million dollar Beverly Hills mansion, the party featured top artists such as Petra Collins, Ming Smith and Dannielle Bowman; The Goddess Collection.
Partygoers are now ready for the main event, which kicks off in Santa Monica on Thursday, with a VIP start at the site’s Maestro Dobel Artpothecary Lounge, dedicated to Mexico’s golden age.
Dubbed by fans as the “Art Basel of the West Coast”, this year’s fair will feature an impressive 120 leading galleries from 22 countries, the largest to date.
Messineo further stated, “As Frieze Los Angeles expands in scope, our galleries continue to present exhibits of historical and contemporary significance that are ambitious, thoughtful, appealing and of institutional quality.
“I look forward to welcoming our galleries, visitors and partners to our new location this year and working closely with the city’s vibrant creative community.”
As well as flashy art snapped up by wealthy celebrities, the fair also often makes headlines for its weird and wonderful exhibits.
Past shows have featured Channing Hansen’s Star Trek-inspired installation, which explores the history of science and technology through multiple mediums.
This year’s wacky exhibits include Jennifer West’s “Hologram Phantom Limbs‘ – which features eerie holograms of cats and limbs as she contemplates what LA’s past may have been beneath the rubble.
Alake Shilling will also create colorful figures full of emotions on footballs for their “Buggy Ball” activation point at the fair, where the guests themselves will be involved in the art.
Frieze LA will also introduce a special partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and will present Huddle, a performance art work where participants can control their physical relationship with one another.
Tickets for Frieze LA are $76 for adults and can be purchased at frieze.com.
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