New Art Fair, Felix LA, to Coincide with Frieze Los Angeles in 2019
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New Art Fair, Felix LA, to Coincide with Frieze Los Angeles in 2019

The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The second week in February is shaping up to be a busy one for the art world in Los Angeles. In addition to the ten-year-old Art Los Angeles Contemporary and the newly announced Frieze Los Angeles (a branch of the fair from London and New York), there will be another contemporary art fair on the calendar: the homegrown Felix LA. Set for February 13-17 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard—a short drive from Paramount Studios, which will house Frieze LA—Felix LA is the brainchild of Los Angeles art collector Dean Valentine, a former television executive who now runs a media-investment firm. Valentine, who was an early champion of artists as varied as Takashi Murakami and Adrian Ghenie, told ARTnews that he came up with the idea for the fair after traveling to New York during Armory Show week this past March. He visited the Armory, as well as the other fairs NADA and Independent, and enjoyed all of them—but, he said, “I had a strong feeling that a lot of what I enjoyed about the art world was missing.” That week, he had dinner with some gallerists who felt the same, and they […]

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