This past weekend, the second annual Art Los Angeles Contemporary took place at its newest location, The Barker Hanger. LA’s best contemporary art fair featured work by established artists such as Barry McGee, Dan Attoe, Richard Jackson, Shepard Fairey and Ryan McGinness, as well as tons of emerging ones. Participating were galleries from all over the world, including California, New York, Europe, and Asia.
A major improvement this year was the easy to navigate floor space compared to the spread out and confusing maze of last year’s MOCA Pacific Design Center. Noticeable absences from the prior fair were Regen Projects, Blum and Poe, and Peres Projects, though there were positive new additions, like The Hole and Ace Gallery. Notable visitors were super collector Eugenio Lopez, MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch, and actor and collector Neil Patrick Harris.
Galleries reported strong sales, including a sell-out solo show of Andrew Schoultz’s by Jerome Zodo Contemporary (more on that in a separate post). There will be fierce competition for LA art fair supremacy in Sept. with the inaugural fair by the organizers of NY’s Armory, however, this year’s much-improved ALAC was successful in its own right and will look to add to its progress next year.
More images after the jump…