FRIEZE - LA - 1st Edition February 15th - 17th - Paramount Lot, Hollywood



For the first edition of Frieze LA, on the Paramount Picture backlot in Hollywood we thought we would do an extra special version of Notes From the Workroom. Normally bits and bobs we want to share every month in our newsletter this is an expanded guide to LA and what to do and see if you are there for Frieze next week!

Let’s start with the ART side of things.

Here are the galleries taking part at the actual fair.

Other than Frieze, LA is home to quite an array of galleries these days. Here is our address book and what’s on!


HAUSER & WIRTH - 901 E 3rd Street

In the LA Arts District where you can see Annie Leibovitz. The Early Years, 1970-1983 and Piero Manzon. Materials of His Time both opening on February 14th. More information here.

BLUM & POE - 2727 La Cienega Blvd

Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s curated by Mika Yoshitake. More information here.


Damnation - Sterling Ruby opening February 12th. More infromation here.

DAVID KORDANSKY - 5130 W Edgewood Pl, Los Angeles

You can see Fred Eversley: Chromospheres and Evan Holloway: Outdoor Sculpture both on onw until March 2nd. More information here.

REGEN PROJECTS - 6750 Santa Monica Blvd

If you rush you will be able to catch the end of Glen Ligon before it ends on the 17th of Feb. Also on show for the week is Don’t Forget to Breathe: An Offsite Installation by Doug Aitken. More information here.

JEFFREY DEITCH - 925 N Orange Drive

PEOPLE - a group show of sculpture and art representing figurative sculpture spanning the 1980s til now with a focus on emerging artists. More information here.

GAGOSIAN LA - 420a N Camden Drive, BH

Albert Oehlen - Wall Drawing. Always worth stopping in to this spot in Beverly Hills. More information here.

Museums always worth visiting:


MOCA - where you can see Barbara Kruger, Zoe Leonard and Laura Owens



MARCIANO ART FOUNDATION - Where you can see Ai WeiWei

There is also the Felix Art Fair which will be at The Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. It is sort of Frieze LA’s Answer to Basel’s Liste Art Fair. The selection of galleries features both local and nation or foreign galleries. Definitely worth a visit. More information here including a list of galleries taking part which includes the likes of Bortolami, Canada, Chateau Shatto, Clearing, Fine Arts Sydney, Tanya Leighton, Nonaka-Hill, and many more.

Yayoi Kusama permanently at The Broad in Downtown LA

Yayoi Kusama permanently at The Broad in Downtown LA


CRAIGS LA - If you are looking for a celeb hang out spot and want to give the papparazzi life a try this is the spot for you. The food isn’t really that important, it’s all about seeing and being seen. Here

SLAB BBQ - If you love BBQ this is apparently the place to be lately, here. You could also take a drive and try out Dr. Hoggly Woggly’s Tyler Texas BBQ if you are willing to go deep in the valley!

KONBI LA - LA has some of the best Japanese restaurants anywhere. This one in Echo Park, here, specialised in the staple snack - Sando! As well as other things such as Parisian épicerie given classic Japanese spin. Check it out on your way downtown!

FIONA BAKERY - More than a bakery, actually Angelenos as healthy as they are do seem to love a good ‘ole bakery, the menu here for lunch and brunch is great. The baked goods excellent and the location on Fairfax great for a pre or post amble.

BLACKSHIP - Everyone loves to have a little fusion. Sometimes the combos are a bit strange, but at Blackship Italian and Japanese seem to work! All the pasta is homemade and the favours are harmonious! In WeHo.

AOC - This place has never really gone out of style. The menu and the wine list are still excellent and ever since it opened if you are serious about seriously good food this never left your list of places to dine in LA. Melrose.

SPAGO - The word on the street is that Spago is having a moment again. It’s always been the place to go in BH, and LA for that matter for excellent cooking and great night out. But after a little revamp and new attention to the menu it’s back. It never really went away of course if you ask the locals. Beverly Hills.

N/NAKA - If you are a Netflix fan and particular of Chef’s Table this will be on your list. Seemingly impossible to get a reservation, it’s always a good idea to check on cancellations or spots of one at this diminuitive and excellent sushi restaurant. Culver City.

Other places we can’t visit LA without a pit stop at:

Chateau Marmont, Polo Lounge, In ‘n Out, WA Sushi, Jerry’s Deli, Jon & Vinny’s, Canter’s, Nate ‘n Al’s, Sugarfish, Mr. Chow, La Scala really the list is endless!


We just booking of course but in LA if you show up like you mean it you might just get in. People say LA is where the artist’s are but not the collectors, but for one week only there will surely be plenty of both and the air is destined to be sticky with international art fans rubbing shoulders with the local stars and starlets. It’s bound to be one very busy week.

Have fun if you are going and send us any tips you think we should include!