The second Frieze Los Angeles art fair opened the same week as the Oscars, drawing its own Starry Crowd to the massive gallery tent at Paramount Studios and the Friexe Projects installations on the back lot. Also shining: artists and art lovers who have come from around the world to see the work and to gawk at the art-forward fashion — or to be gawked at. Times photographer Carolyn Cole took it all in Thursday, during a VIP preview, and Friday, when the public could get its first peek. As she did last year, Cole captured the personalities of an event that is something of a Comic-Con of the blue-chip art world.
Pomona artist Jaime Muñoz has a solo exhibition with the Glendale gallery the Pit in a section of Frieze called Focus L.A. He said his work was about his experience growing up in Southern California as a child of immigrants. “It’s impactful to me that I am able to share space here, alongside many other amazing artists like Gabriella Sanchez and Greg Ito, who are also reflecting the diverse community of L.A. in their work.”