A Longtime Art Fair Expands Westward: Frieze L.A. Is Here

photo: work by Sanya Kantarovsky, Modern Art gallery booth, original photo by Mark Blower

It’s nice to see L.A. start to be ever more seriously considered a center for fine art, despite my reservations about art fairs in general. As the population giant of the West, it’s inevitable that thousands of artists make their homes and studios there, with plenty of innovative and alternative ways of seeing and making.

Art fairs can be a way to keep tabs on some aspects of the larger art community, so here is Artsy’s rundown of their picks for the 10 best “booths” at Frieze L.A.

Brand New Stuff You Could Be Seeing at an Art Fair in London Starting Friday

There aren’t that many opportunities to see up-to-the-minute visual art on a vast scale outside art fairs. This is nearly 7 minutes of what it’s like—kind of— to walk around what will be Frieze London 2018. My favorite part is that they let the art do the talking, so you’re hearing what you’d experience in person.

It’s always strange, sometimes humbling, and exciting to see such an overwhelming number of artists represented in a single space.