“We could not have hoped for a better inaugural edition of Frieze Los Angeles in terms of attendance, atmosphere and sales,” said Victoria Siddall, Director of Frieze Fairs. “The excellent results reported by the participating galleries is testament to the strength and support of the Los Angeles art community as well as the international audience who came here for Frieze Week. The magical setting of Paramount Pictures Studios was the perfect location for the fair and for the curated programming that surrounded it. We and our partner Endeavor have made a long-term commitment to Los Angeles and we are already looking forward to 2020 and beyond.”
“I’m immensely grateful to everyone who came together this week to put Los Angeles on stage and show what it means to be an international arts capital” said Bettina Korek, Executive Director, Frieze Los Angeles. “I’m thankful to everyone who has contributed to the larger conversation about civic engagement through arts patronage, and to the significant support of our fantastic host committee as well as L.A. Tourism. The exceptional energy and cooperation we have seen throughout Frieze Week will be a catalyst that propels our city’s art scene even further.”
Prominent guests at the fair included Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas; museum representatives including Klaus Biesenbach, Alex Gartenfeld, Thelma Golden, Michael Govan, Joanne Heyler, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jessica Morgan, and Ann Philbin; international art collectors Ricard Akagawa, Willow Bay, Maria Bell, Allison and Larry Berg, Jim Berkus, Debbie and Leon Black, Jackie and Irving Blum, Eli and Edythe Broad, Michael Chow, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Cliff and Mandy Einstein, Bob and Susan Gersh, Maja Hoffmann, Jill and Peter Kraus, Edward Lee, John McEnroe, Maurice Marciano, Jane and Marc Nathanson, Howard and Cindy Rachofsky, Don and Mera Rubell, Gaurav Garg and Komal Shah, Raf Simons, Laurie Tisch, Maria Hummer-Tuttle and Robert Holmes Tuttle, Hope Warschaw, Jason Wu, Poju and Anita Zabludowicz, and Wang Wei; and entertainment industry figures including Adrien Brody, James Corden, Leonardo DiCaprio, Eve, Jim Gianopulos, Jane Fonda, Jodie Foster, Billy Idol, Michael Keaton, Norman Lear, Baz Luhrmann, Al Pacino, Gwyneth Paltrow, Brad Pitt, Amy Poehler, Maria Sharapova, Jill Soloway, Sylvester Stallone, and Kanye West; among many others.