On a sunny but still chilly Thursday morning, Frieze Los Angeles opened its 2023 edition to VIPs at its new location, the Santa Monica Airport. Split between two sections (the larger of the two in a custom-built tent and the smaller in the airport’s Barker Hangar, with golf carts available to shuttle visitors between the two), the preview day was well-attended with several of the fair’s blue-chip exhibitors reporting robust sales.
As is the case with past Frieze LAs, several Hollywood celebrities were in attendance (is Owen Wilson a Bob Thompson fan?!), as were major art world figures like Met Museum director Max Hollein, Studio Museum in Harlem director Thelma Golden, LACMA head of contemporary art Rita Gonzalez, and collectors like Beth Rudin DeWoody. And, of course, there is a boatload of art on view, until Sunday.
Below a look at the best booths around Frieze Los Angeles 2023.