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Frieze LA Top Five: Kathleen Ryan’s strange fruit, a $1.6m Robert Longo that sold in a flash and Whitney Bedford’s neon riff

3 min read  ·  04 Mar 2024

Cynthia Daignault’s God Bless You (2024) sold for $120,000 at Night Gallery, The Art Newspaper reports. Photograph by Eric Thayer

Richard Serra’s large drawing was snapped up by a VIP collector for $2m at Gladstone Gallery and Thaddeaus Ropac sold a Robert Longo for $1.6m before it even made the gallery’s booth in Los Angeles for Frieze, The Art Newspaper reports.

Kathleen Ryan’s sculpture, a gem stone meets plant life, offered by Karma at Frieze LA for $110,000 made art advisor Liz Parks want to sink her teeth into it. “Mould has never appeared so visually, touchably, and even mouth-wateringly delicious,” she told Artnet News.

Whitney Bedford's large-scale works at Frieze LA, a riff on Edouard Vuillard’s painting Jardins Publics in neon-colored orange, red, and green swiftly, caught the eye of Galerie, and collectors, quickly selling for $300,000 at Vielmetter.

Cheryl Pope’s needle-punched wool roving on cashmere caused quite a stir within the Monique Meloche Gallery room at Felix Art Fair, Whitewall reports, declaring her work among the not-to-miss moments in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

Philippe Hyojung Kim’s collection of obsessive and bright mold-cast bits of plastic and epoxy made the Hyperallergic pick of the Spring/Break fair, where his work was presente by The Vestibule of Seattle.

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For art-world gossip and celebrity name drops, head to Vanity Fair, where else? It spotted at a swanky cocktail party for the Serpentine in a LA mansion, Lana Del Rey hanging out with Hans Ulrich Obrist under a James Turrell skyspace.