January 28, 2013
Gallerist NY - Observer
Fair Weather in Los Angeles: Making the Rounds at Art L.A. Contemporary
By: Susan Michals
“I’m kind of obsessed with it.”
Actor Emile Hirsch wasn’t talking about Sundance—he’d already been there, done that by last Thursday night when, along with throngs of other well-heeled Angelenos, he arrived at Santa Monica’s Barker Hanger for the art fair Art L.A. Contemporary (ALAC). He was talking about ALAC, and his attitude reflected that of a lot of attendees. The event seems to have caught on.
Now in its fourth year, the fair, which ran through Sunday, has jumped out of its awkward tweens (see 2011), zipped through its adolescence (2012—see our report here) and emerged this year as a savvy, well-rounded adult.