It looks like Los Angeles finally landed a spot on the annual art calendar. Paris Photo Los Angeles, an international photography fair, attempted to do that a few years ago with three editions (the last one was in 2015), but eventually canceled after low sales. Its parent company, Reed Exhibitions, also tried to bring FIAC, its international Paris art fair to Los Angeles, but that never came into fruition. The inaugural Frieze Week Los Angeles, held during the run of Frieze Los Angeles from February 15 to 17, proved that the art world is ready and willing to make the week, which was sandwiched strategically between the Grammys and the Academy Awards, into an annual occurrence.

“These things have to happen organically, and it feels really like the right time for Frieze,” said Los Angeles artist Alex Israel, who unveiled his sunset-inspired collaboration with German suitcase maker Rimowa through a roadside attraction structure shaped like a piece of luggage. “It’s great for L.A. to have this annual spot on the calendar. It hasn’t ever, and now it’s time. And maybe that will be this week every year.”

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