In its 5th edition, Frieze Los Angeles sees strong sales & high attendance from international arts & entertainment figures

• Recipient of the Frieze Impact Prize Gary Tyler saw his work In Memoriam of an Ashanti Warrior (2024) acquired by the Santa Monica Art Bank  

• Mustafa Ali Clayton’s Natural (2024) was acquired by the California African American  Museum in a new partnership with Frieze  

• Kaylen Ng was named as the winner of the 2024 Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film  Award  

Los Angeles, US (March 2024) – Frieze Los Angeles 2024 closed last Sunday evening to reports from galleries of strong sales throughout the week and praise from both local and international fair-goers, attracting 32,000 visitors from 48 countries across the four days of the fair. The fair hosted over 95 galleries spanning 21 countries in a bespoke structure designed by Kulapat Yantrasast’s architectural  studio WHY, alongside some of the city’s renowned non-profits, local restaurants and partner activations. 

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Kicking off with an invitation-only preview on Thursday, February 29, Frieze Los Angeles continued  through Sunday, March 3 and brought together galleries, institutions, artists and patrons to celebrate the  city’s vibrant and expanding cultural landscape. Opening its doors to a lively atmosphere on Thursday  morning, each day of the fair saw considerable market activity as well as close attention from collectors,  museum groups and leading figures across the arts, entertainment, fashion, tech and sports industries.   

This year, Frieze Los Angeles partnered with the California African American Museum (CAAM) to  acquire a work from Focus in honor of Essence Harden, the section’s curator who will co-curate the 2025  Made in L.A. biennial at the Hammer Museum. Presented by Dominique Gallery, Mustafa Ali Clayton’s ceramic sculpture Natural (2024) was selected for acquisition by CAAM. 

Frieze Los Angeles is supported by global lead partner Deutsche Bank, continuing over two decades of  shared commitment to artistic excellence. 

Christine Messineo, Director of Americas, Frieze, said: ‘Once again, Frieze Los Angeles raised the bar.  Following a strong preview day, galleries continued to report sold out booths, seven-figure sales and  notable museum acquisitions across the weekend. The fair and Frieze Week lead the growth of the city’s  art community, and this year we’ve created more opportunities for institutions and non-profits to  strengthen their collections and reach. Locals and international visitors have reveled in each day at the  fair, proving that Los Angeles is a city that creates, loves and buys art.’ 

Significant Sales Reported at All Levels 

The opening preview day on Thursday, February 29 saw swift sales to private collections as well as  significant museum acquisitions in the first hours of the fair, setting the pace for the fair weekend. 

Sold out presentations included Victoria Miro who placed all works from their solo booth by Hernan Bas; Gallery Hyundai sold out their presentation of paintings by Kim Sung Yoon; kaufmann repetto was another to find success, placing all works in their group presentation featuring Andrea Bowers, Katherine Bradford and Pae White; David Kordansky Gallery placed all works in their solo presentation of Sam McKinniss and Pilar Corrias sold all paintings and works on paper by Sabine  Moritz from their booth. In addition, multiple galleries reported sales in the seven-figures including  Gladstone Gallery who sold the 2009 drawing Pamuk by Richard Serra for $2 million as well as a  painting by Alex Katz for $650,000, a photograph by Carrie Mae Weems for $125,000 and a painting by Aaron Gilbert for $125,000; Thaddeus Ropac sold multiple works including a charcoal drawing by  Robert Longo for $1.6 million and a work by Anselm Kiefer for €1.3 million; Michael Rosenfeld  Gallery placed paintings by Beauford Delaney and Norman Lewis each between $1 and $2 million and Marc Selwyn Fine Art sold numerous works from their group presentation including Frank Bowling, Richard Misrach and Lee Bontecou with sales reaching into the seven-figure range. 

Gagosian placed numerous works, including a sculpture by Lauren Halsey titled watts happening with a  notable L.A. institution; Hauser & Wirth sold works including a painting by Ed Clark for $950,000,  Frank Bowling’s 2016 painting Fishes, Wishes in Summertime Blue for $800,000, a three-panel  photograph by Charles Gaines for $795,000, a stainless steel sculpture by John Chamberlain for  $625,000, a recent painting by Rita Ackermann titled Sandman’s Dust 3 for $425,000, a painting by  Firelei Báez for $415,000 and numerous other works between $22,000 and $175,000; Pace made significant sales, including Loie Hollowell’s 2023 painting Split Orbs in yellow-orange, purple, red and  blue for $450,000, an oil painting by Tony Smith for $250,000, a painting by Li Songsong for $138,000,  a sculpture by Alicija Kwade for €65,000 and an acrylic painting by Torkwase Dyson for $65,000;  Xavier Hufkens made significant sales, including a work on paper by Louise Bourgeois for $350,000, a  painting by Cecilia Vicuña for $325,000, a ceramic sculpture by Ken Price for $275,000 and numerous  others ranging from $50,000 to $150,000; David Zwirner sold primary market works including a Huma Bhabha sculpture for $650,000, two John McCracken sculptures for between $450,000 and $500,000 each and a painting by Steven Shearer for $480,000 alongside secondary market works by Noah Davis, Raymond Pettibon and Josef Albers and Sprüth Magers made notable sales from their group  presentation, including an acrylic on aluminum painting by Anne Imhof for €200,000 and an enamel on steel by Nora Turato for €55,000. 

White Cube sold multiple works including a sculpture by Antony Gormley for £500,000, a painting by Lynne Drexler for $150,000, a neon by Tracey Emin for £100,000, and a painting by Sara Flores for  $80,000; Lisson Gallery made significant sales, including the 2023 sculpture Mipa 5 Light to Prussian  Blue Satin by Anish Kapoor for £675,000, two works by Olga de Amaral for $250,000 each, a painting by  Rodney Graham for $120,000, a gouache work by Hélio Oiticica for $120,000 and the 2024 sculpture  Cousins by Hugh Hayden for $110,000; Rachel Uffner sold two assemblages by Sheree Hovsepian priced at $28,000 and $35,000 and two sculptures by Curtis Talwst Santiago priced at $25,000 and  $32,000; Casey Kaplan reported sales ranging from $300,000 to $450,000 in their solo presentation of  new oil paintings by Jordan Casteel; Vielmetter placed a significant nine-panel painting by Whitney Bedford for $300,000 amongst other sales and Ortuzar Projects made a number of sales up to $250,000  from their booth of works by Carlos Almaraz, Joey Terrill and Roberto Gil de Montes.   

Roberts Projects sold a painting by Amoako Boafo in the range of $300,000 and $400,000 and a work by Suchitra Mattai for $60,000; Kasmin sold seventeen works by vanessa german priced between $25,000  and $65,000; Anat Ebgi sold hand-embroidered works by Jordan Nassar priced at $20,000 and $50,000,  a large painting by Meeson Pae at $38,000 and a painting by Gloria Klein for $30,000; Tina Kim Gallery sold a trapunto by Pacita Abad in the range of $250,000 and $300,000 and a piece by Suki Seokyeong  Kang in the range of $75,000 and $100,000; James Fuentes was another gallery that saw success with  sales including a painting by Kikuo Saito for $120,000 and a painting by Geoffrey Holder for over  $100,000; Kukje Gallery sold the 2021 painting Conjunction 21-107 by Ha Chong-Hyun in the range of  $206,000 and $247,000 and numerous works in their group presentation in the range of €35,000 to  €618,000 and Sean Kelly had major institutional sales in their solo presentation of Awol Erizku,  including selling out all three editions of the lightbox work Figi for $55,000 each. 

Focus, the section of the fair that provides a platform for emerging US-based galleries under 12 years of  operation, was curated by Essence Harden (Visual Arts Curator of the California African American  Museum) and many participants reported huge successes and sold out presentations. Dominique Gallery placed all works in their solo presentation by Mustafa Ali Clayton, including sculptures ranging from  $12,000 to $100,000; Matthew Brown sold out their solo presentation of works by Kent O’Connor, including paintings for $40,000 and $55,000; Nazarian / Curcio sold multiple works from their solo  presentation of Widline Cadet, including one photograph for $45,000 and several others in the range of  $3,000 to $24,000; Ochi placed all works in their solo presentation of Lilian Martinez and pt.2 Gallery  sold out of their mixed media on canvas works by Muzae Sesay in the range of $16,000 and $30,000.

Frieze Los Angeles Attendees 

Attendees included Santa Monica Mayor Phil Brock, California State Senator Ben Allen and local  museum or institutional representatives Johanna Burton (MOCA L.A.), Anne Ellegood (ICA L.A.),  Katherine E. Fleming (Getty), Rita Gonzalez (LACMA), Michael Govan (LACMA), Joanne Heyler (The  Broad), Laura Hyatt (LAND), Sandra Jackson-Dumont (Lucas Museum of Narrative Art), Naima Keith (LACMA), Ann Philbin (Hammer Museum), Hamza Walker (LAXART) and Heidi Zuckerman (Orange County Museum of Art). National and international museum or institutional representatives included Nicholas Baume (Public Art Fund), Christopher Bedford (SFMOMA), Connie Butler (MoMA PS1),  Simon Castets (LUMA Arles), Stuart Comer (MoMA), Silvia Karman Cubiñá (Bass Museum of Art),  Margaret Ewing (Yale University Art Gallery), Thelma Golden (Studio Museum), Eungie Joo  (SFMOMA), Christine Y. Kim (Tate Modern), Nicola Lees (Aspen Art Museum), Catharina Manchanda (Seattle Art Museum), Brooke A. Minto (Columbus Museum of Art), Sohrab Mohebbi (SculptureCenter),  Jessica Morgan (Dia Art Foundation) Hans Ulrich Obrist (Serpentine Galleries), Jane Panetta  (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Jeremy Strick (Nasher Sculpture Center) and Monetta White (Museum of  the African Diaspora). 

Artists in attendance included JOJO ABOT, Doug Aitken, Kelly Akashi, Lita Albuquerque, Terry Allen,  Katherine Bernhardt, Andrea Bowers, Diedrick Brackens, Widline Cadet, Jordan Casteel, Studio  Drift, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, Sidney Felsen, Delfin Finley, Koshin Finley, Genevieve Gaignard,  Charles Gaines, Todd Gray, Jennifer Guidi, Nikolai Haas, Chase Hall, Jammie Holmes, Elliott  Hundley, Alex Israel, Arthur Jafa, Titus Kaphar, Shio Kusaka, Mire Lee, Tala Madani, Yeni Mao,  Ruben Ochoa, Catherine Opie, Eamon Ore-Giron, Christina Quarles, Edgar Ramirez, Umar Rashid,  Calida Rawles, Allen Ruppersberg, Alison Saar, Betye Saar, Analia Saban, Max Hooper Schneider,  Mindy Shapero, Zhou Tiehai, Nadya Tolokonnikova, Gary Tyler, Mary Weatherford and Jonas Wood. 

Prominent art collectors at Frieze Los Angeles included Maria Bell and Bill Bell, Alison Berg, Eric  Diefenbach and James Keith (JK) Brown, Eleanor Cayre, Michael Chow, Evan Chow, J. Patrick  Collins, Cliff Einstein, Max Eisenberg, Ariel Emanuel, Robert and Elizabeth Fisher, Bob Gersh, Lisa  Goodman, Maja Hoffmann, Terri Holoman, Franz von Holzhausen, Maria Hummer-Tuttle, Nancy Josephson, Pamela Joyner, Karyn Kohl, Jill and Peter Kraus, Joel Lubin, Jarl Mohn, Dominic and  Ellen Ng, Susan Bay Nimoy, Corinne and Laurent Opman, Sybil Robson Orr, Michael Ovitz, Mike de  Paola, Carolyn Clark Powers, Jodi and Michael Price, Lynda Resnick, Amnon and Katie Rodan,  Allison and Bennett Rosenthal, Jason and Michelle Rubell, Ronnie Sassoon and James Crump, Pete  Scantland, Andrew Schwartzberg, Shanit Schwartz, Komal Shah, V. Joy Simmons, Domenico and  Eleanore De Sole, Gary Steele, Lauren Taschen, Steve and Jamie Tisch, Ric Whitney and Tina Perry Whitney and Sonya Yu. 

The fair further saw notable individuals from the literary world and the entertainment, technology and sports industries including Jessica Alba, Mahershala Ali, Omar Apollo, Jessica Biel, Benny Blanco, Josh Brolin, Tim Cook, Angela Davis, Fran Drescher, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Downey Jr., The Edge, Lisa Edelstein, Ginevra Elkann, Will Ferrell, Jane Fonda, Roxane Gay, Sara Gilbert, Gunna, Alana Haim, Alexandra Hedison, LeBron James, Diane Keaton, Anthony Kiedis, Michael Patrick King, Rob Lowe, Tobey Maguire, Mike D, Ryan Murphy, Jeremy Pope, Zachary Quinto, John C. Reilly, Chris Rock, Aryna Sabalenka, Milo Ventimiglia, Christopher Williams, Luke Wilson and Owen Wilson.  

Gallery Response  

With over 95 participants, both local and international galleries shared their insights around enthusiasm  and energy from top collectors, institutional groups and leading curators. 

Deborah McLeod, Senior Director, Gagosian: ‘The art world showed up at Frieze L.A. this year! It was the  busiest first day ever – an enormous crowd of top-level collectors, institutions, artists and a remarkable  group of new faces. The Social Abstraction theme of our booth really resonated. We had great sales, led by  Lauren Halsey’s sculpture going to a major institution. We placed several artists in important West Coast collections and sold nearly every work in the booth. We finished the fair with a healthy waitlist for the  five artists we featured and overall were very pleased!’ 

Max Falkenstein, Senior Partner, Gladstone Gallery: ‘We are thrilled to have participated once again in  Frieze Los Angeles. It is always a wonderful experience to be a part of the vibrant atmosphere of both the  fair and the surrounding city. The sales achieved this year were notable, including those of Richard Serra,  Alex Katz, Ugo Rondinone, Philippe Parreno, Richard Aldrich, Carrie Mae Weems and Aaron Gilbert, who  recently joined Gladstone’s program. We are grateful to continue to present our artists at Frieze and truly  value the support and organization of the fair.’ 

Hyun-Sook Lee, Founder & Chairwoman, Kukje Gallery: ‘We are once again delighted to participate in  this year’s edition of Frieze L.A., where we have received tremendous interest in a wide range of Korean  and international artists. We are proud to say that sales were strong this year, and we have yet again been  able to promote Korean art internationally. It was great to see the ever-increasing interest in Korean  contemporary art, aligned with major shows across the US, especially in this case, the current show  dedicated to Korean experimental art at the Hammer Museum.’ 

Tim Blum, Owner, BLUM: ‘Frieze Los Angeles was very well attended. The fair was filled with a cross  section of serious art world people – buyers, sellers, curators, advisors, artists, the Los Angeles  community, the national community and some of the international community. There was a really good  energy.’ 

Marc Payot, President, Hauser & Wirth: ‘What makes Frieze Week in Los Angeles itself so special is the  mingling of a robust, homegrown art scene with an influx of people from around the world who love this  city and its artists. Accordingly, our gallery’s spaces here are presenting the achievements of Los Angeles greats and titans from other places who have been deeply influenced by the city – Charles Gaines and Jason Rhoades are featured in new shows at our Downtown Arts District complex while Pat Steir’s latest suite of paintings at our West Hollywood space draw upon the optical effects of L.A.’s famous light. Frieze  L.A. itself is so vibrant because it, too, brings L.A.’s most dedicated art audience and galleries together  with a cohort from around the world. We’re thrilled to be a part of it.’ 

Breanne Bradley, Director, Commonwealth & Council: ‘We’re thrilled with the reception to this year’s  presentation with Lotus L. Kang and Suki Seokyeong Kang. The fair brought many curators, collectors and  museum professionals and allowed us to place work with new and returning clients. It’s always nice to  end a fair on a good note, especially in the gallery’s hometown.’ 

Xavier Hufkens, Founder: ‘There’s something special about returning to L.A., a city many of our artists  call home. For its fifth edition, Frieze L.A. has not only cemented its status as an indispensable fair but  also underscores the city’s vital role in shaping the contemporary art scene worldwide.’ 

Thaddaeus Ropac, Owner: ‘It’s great to see how Frieze L.A. and the wider art scene in the city is  developing year on year. The atmosphere has been very upbeat and as usual there has been strong  attendance for the opening. It’s great to have seen collectors from Europe and China attending.’ 

Mathieu Borysevicz, Founder and Director, BANK: ‘This was our inaugural year in Frieze L.A. and the  results went way beyond our expectations in terms of sales, exposure, crowds and conversations. Not only  was the local support of institutions and individual collectors out in full force but we also met great  people from every corner of the planet. And then of course the dazzle of L.A.’s entertainment industry,  general showmanship of the crowd and West Coast laid backness was the cherry on the cake.’ 

Helen Babst, Owner, Babst Gallery: ‘We had a great time at the fair with a number of museum sales.  Frieze was a fabulous platform to show people Harry Fonseca’s work. This fair is so special: not only did  we meet great curators and collectors but we ran into old friends we hadn’t seen since junior high.’

Chiara Repetto, Owner, kaufmann repetto: ‘There is a pleasure of discovery here at Frieze Los Angeles  and a curious public who is willing to learn about new artists. The energy felt really high, and we sold out  by the middle of opening day.’ 

Maureen Paley, Owner: ‘The vibrant energy in the fair from the first hour and throughout was  impressive. There was positive interest in Max Hooper Schneider who is L.A. based and a generous  response to Wolfgang Tillmans, Felipe Baeza, Chioma Ebinama, Behrang Karimi and Gillian Wearing.  The total L.A. experience is something we look forward to in our calendar and Frieze was focused and  very rewarding this year.’ 

Seth Curcio, Owner, Nazarian / Curcio: ‘It’s been so wonderful to exhibit in the Frieze Focus section this year. Essence Harden curated an inspiring group of galleries, and we were thrilled to debut a solo  presentation by L.A.-based Haitian artist Widline Cadet. The energy was high, the crowds were packed  and we were excited to align this presentation with the recent announcement of our gallery’s name  change from Shulamit Nazarian to Nazarian / Curcio. We placed the centerpiece artwork in our booth on  opening day to a private collector and also sold out of multiple editions with photographs going to  notable private collections and a prominent institution in Northern California.’ 

Pauli Ochi, Owner and Founder, Ochi: ‘It’s been a stellar fair so far. Lilian Martinez’s work is definitely  resonating with people and we’ve had a lot of vibrant conversations. Our team was able to place all the  paintings from our first day presentation and then reset the booth for day two. Everything is either sold or  on reserve – including the chairs in the booth.’ 

Bennett Roberts, Co-founder, Roberts Projects: ‘The quality of material galleries presented was  outstanding. Frieze L.A. has become a true plus for our city.’ 

Kaeli Deane, Director, Lisson Gallery: ‘It’s a pleasure to be back at Frieze L.A. and see its evolution five  years after it first launched in the city. The energy this year has been fantastic and sales have been strong.  We’ve sold works by a number of artists across our roster, including Olga de Amaral, Hélio Oiticica, Kelly  Akashi, Anish Kapoor, Li Ran, Hugh Hayden, Sarah Cunningham and Rodney Graham – the latter who  we are celebrating at Lisson’s L.A. gallery alongside the fair. Frieze L.A. is always a great way to start the  year and we’ve seen a strong turnout from both local, L.A. collectors and institutions, as well as  international visitors.’ 

Brock Brake, Owner, pt.2 Gallery: ‘Frieze overall has been one of the most impactful moments for pt.2  gallery since it opened in 2018. pt.2 couldn’t be more proud to participate in our first Frieze, while also  representing a special place like Oakland that doesn’t get a lot of attention. This is the first time an  Oakland gallery has participated in anything Frieze related, so we consider this a great honor. With the  great attendance to the fair we have been able to connect with many new enthusiasts and reconnect with  many clients and museums we have only talked to online. We hope to participate and contribute to  Frieze’s growing presentations around the world.’ 

Hannah Traore, Founder & Director, Hannah Traore Gallery: ‘The exposure that Frieze has given the  gallery is career changing. There also has been such a beautiful camaraderie between the galleries in the  Focus section. It’s really been a joy to participate for the second year in a row, this time with James  Perkins, whose paintings and sculptures create a contemporary discourse around land art and earth  work.’ 

James Fuentes, Owner: ‘We were thrilled with the response to our presentation of Kikuo Saito and  Geoffrey Holder at Frieze this year. The fair proved a wonderful opportunity to deepen our institutional  engagement and dialogues around Holder and Saito, including with Aram Moshayedi and Annie Philbin  (Hammer Museum), Johanna Burton and Thelma Golden. Important sales that transpired at the fair itself  include sales to trustees of MOCA L.A. and the Hammer Museum.’

Emilia Yin, Owner, Make Room: ‘We are thrilled to share one of the most ambitious presentations by a  legendary Chinese-American artist Yeni Mao at Frieze this year. It was great to have many museum  patron groups coming by to engage with us during the fair, and the tremendous media attention  throughout. We are also very happy that many of the works are now headed to prominent collections.’ 

Tina Kim, Owner, Tina Kim Gallery: ‘We have had a very successful fair with great interest in our Asian  diasporic women artists such as Pacita Abad, Maia Ruth Lee, Mire Lee, Suki Seokyeong Kang and Jennifer  Tee. There was a great deal of institutional interest from curators to learn more about these artists’  practices. Artists like Suh Seungwon and Ha Chong-Hyun also were highlights as the audience knew them  from seeing their work in the Only the Young exhibition that opened recently at the Hammer Museum.’ 

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Anat Ebgi, Owner: ‘This year did not disappoint, our strong sales speak for themselves. Fueled by  enthusiastic collectors and substantive presentations, Frieze L.A. continues to be a not-to-be missed  annual highlight for the art world. We were delighted to debut historic works by Gloria Klein, along with  embroideries by Jordan Nassar and biomorphic painting and sculpture by Meeson Pae – each of whom  have upcoming L.A. solo shows at the gallery this year.’ 

Dominique Clayton, Owner, Dominique Gallery: ‘This year’s Frieze feels like a big full circle moment  for me. Having worn so many hats in the arts business (writer, curator, museum staff, consultant and  gallerist), it’s so rewarding to return to my gallery work and connect all the dots while making big wins. As  an L.A. native raising a family who frequents local museums and galleries regularly, the CAAM  acquisition is so deeply meaningful. Adding to art history in real time and contributing to Black artist  legacy building has always been my guiding light in this business, and Frieze provided a wonderful way  for me to do that. I have so much gratitude to everyone involved, especially Mustafa.’ 

Leah Turner, Director, Esther Schipper: ‘This year’s edition of Frieze L.A. has firmly cemented the fair as  the most important annual contemporary art event on the West Coast. We were very pleased with the  positive response our solo booth of works by New York based painter Sojourner Truth Parsons garnered  from the many art-loving visitors and the resulting sales interest. Overall, the quality of gallery  presentations across the fair was very strong and will continue to closely follow the development of Frieze  L.A. and its sister fairs across the globe.’ 

Angela Brazda, Director, White Cube: ‘Los Angeles is an important market for us as we continue to grow  White Cube’s presence in the US, and this year Frieze delivered, bringing incredible energy and  enthusiasm. We made several new regional connections and sold to new and existing clients, placing  important works by Lynne Drexler, who is new to White Cube’s roster, Marina Rheingantz, Tracey Emin  and Sara Flores, among others, and we saw great enthusiasm and institutional interest in our focused  presentation of works by Lygia Pape. We also sold a sculpture by Antony Gormley as excitement builds  for his solo presentation opening at White Cube New York later this spring.’ 

Emmanuel Perrotin, Founder, Perrotin: ‘Los Angeles truly came alive this week. The amazing response  to our program at the fair reaffirmed our decision to open a permanent home for our artists in L.A. The  opening of our gallery earlier this week was absolutely packed with quality collectors and institutions  representatives.’ 

Nicholas Olney, President, Kasmin: ‘Frieze has brought an excellent crowd to the fair and it’s been great  to see the response to vanessa german’s new rose quartz sculptures – a highly personal body of work that  has connected deeply and broadly with audiences. The presentation has created a certain gravitational  pull within the tent and it’s been fantastic to watch visitors resonate with the cathartic, redemptive  messages in german’s work.’ 

Stephen Friedman, Founder, Stephen Friedman Gallery: ‘What makes Frieze Los Angeles stand out is  its intimate setting, which allows collectors, curators and advisors to engage in deeper and more  meaningful conversations. Our decision to present a comprehensive body of work by Brazilian artist Luiz Zerbini enhances the opportunity for multiple entries, encouraging a more contemplative understanding  and appreciation of his practice.’ 

Jessica Silverman, Owner: ‘What a year for Frieze Los Angeles! Our all-female booth was such a  resounding success that we had to re-hang new cast bronze bells by Davina Semo after selling out all five  we presented on the first day. We had countless sightings of museum curators and directors the entire fair  week. I loved seeing museum groups that came from up and down the entire West Coast as well as across  the country.’ 

Elisa Uematsu, Director, Taka Ishii Gallery: ‘Taka Ishii Gallery is delighted to participate again at Frieze  Los Angeles, this time with a booth solely dedicated to photography, from vintage prints of Daido  Moriyama and Surrealist photographer Kansuke Yamamoto, to conceptual artists Thomas Demand and  Yuki Kimura. We are happy with the response to the work of Kunié Sugiura, who is working with  photography in an experimental way, and to postwar photographers Yasuhiro Ishimoto and Ikko  Narahara – and to have been able to place the works with new local collectors. Frieze Los Angeles is a  great meeting place.’ 

Institutional Attendance 

Frieze Los Angeles welcomed over 140 local and international museum and institutional groups, including Aspen Art Museum, Bass Museum of Art, Buffalo AKG Art Museum, The Broad, Carnegie Museum of Art, Centre Pompidou, Dallas Museum of Art, Dia Art Foundation, El Museo del Barrio,  Hammer Museum, Hanwha Foundation of Culture, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The  Huntington, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, (ICA Boston), Institute of Contemporary Art, Los  Angeles (ICA L.A.), J.Paul Getty Museum, Judd Foundation, Los Angeles County Museum of Art  (LACMA), Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, LUMA Foundation, MAXXI – National Museum of 21st  Century Arts, Modern Art Museum (MAM) Shanghai, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Museo Jumex,  Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, (MCA), Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA  L.A.), Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), National Portrait  Gallery, Palais de Tokyo, Philadelphia Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,  Sculpture Center, Seattle Art Museum (SAM), Seoul Museum of Art, Serpentine Galleries,  Smithsonian American Art Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Tank Shanghai, Tate  Modern, Studio Museum, Walker Art Center, Whitney Museum of American Art and Yale University  Art Gallery. 

Frieze Projects 

This year, Frieze Projects included outdoor artworks installed on-site, curated by Art Production Fund  and titled Set Seen. The special section included artists Sharif Farrag, Ryan Flores, Derek Fordjour, Pippa Garner, Matt Johnson and Cynthia Talmadge. 

Farrag held ten Rat Races throughout the course of the fair, and winners received a unique ceramic trophy  created by the artist in the shape of a bright orange traffic cone. In the Maestro Dobel Tequila lounge, over 200 handmade ceramic copitas by Flores were given out for free to fair guests. Along the walkways  leading into the fair were 33 site-specific banners by Derek Fordjour, each uniquely designed with  separate front and reverse sides. Titled PROCESSIONAL (2024), the series of portraits explore themes of  history, aspiration and autonomy. 

Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Award 

The fair also saw the fifth edition of the Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Award, realized in  partnership with global film and TV studio FIFTH SEASON and acclaimed non-profit academy Ghetto Film School. The award offers a $10,000 prize for the winning film to one of eight fellows, and a $2,500  prize for the winner of the Audience Award as voted for by the public. 

This year’s award was given to Kaylen Ng for her film The Metamorphosis Project, while Britt Williams took home the Audience Award for her film Soft Launch.

Partners and Non-profits 

The recipient of this year’s Frieze Impact Award of $25,000 was Gary Tyler, whose work In Memoriam of  an Ashanti Warrior (2024) was acquired by the Santa Monica Art Bank. This year’s edition is realized in  partnership with Endeavor Impact and The Center for Art and Advocacy and its fellowship program,  Right of Return, a non-profit dedicated to providing a direct path to sustainability and equity for artists  directly impacted by the criminal legal system. 

Additionally, the fair held a dedicated section for various non-profit organizations that work towards  equity and inclusion. These included AMBOS, Gallery 90220, GYOPO, LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic  Division), People’s Pottery Project and Reparations Club. 

Alongside the nonprofits, Vote.org continued its partnership with Frieze. Visitors to the fair were able to  check their voter registration status and register to vote. 

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About Frieze

Frieze is the world’s leading platform for modern and contemporary art for scholars, connoisseurs,  collectors and the general public alike. Frieze comprises three magazines – frieze, Frieze Masters  Magazine and Frieze Week – and five international art fairs – Frieze London, Frieze Masters, Frieze New  York, Frieze Los Angeles and Frieze Seoul. In October 2021, Frieze launched No.9 Cork Street, a hub for  visiting international galleries in the heart of Mayfair, London. Frieze is part of the IMG network. 

About IMG

IMG is a global sports, events and representation company. It is a leader in rights management, multi channel content production and distribution, consultancy and fan engagement; owns, produces and  commercially represents hundreds of live events and experiences; and manages licensing programs for  the world’s best-known brands and trademarks. IMG is a subsidiary of Endeavor, a global sports and  entertainment company. Deutsche Bank is the Global Lead Partner for Frieze Art Fairs, with 2024 marking the 21st year of the  partnership. As part of its Art & Culture commitment, Deutsche Bank has supported and collected the  work of cutting-edge, international artists for more than 40 years. A global leader in corporate art  programs, the bank also runs an Artist of the Year program, as well as its own cultural center in Berlin, the  PalaisPopulaire. Further collaborations include the Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Award in the  United States, the Frieze x Deutsche Bank Emerging Curators Fellowship in the United Kingdom, The Art  of Conversation global series and digital platform Art:LIVE. db.com/art. Instagram: @deutschebankart

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