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6 Art Exhibits to Catch in L.A. Before They Close

Courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery

Hollywood's top collectors — including filmmaker Phil Lord, songwriter Carole Bayer Sager and CAA's Joel Lubin — pick the best shows right now

This story first appeared in the Dec. 12 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Jonas Wood
AT DAVID KORDANSKY GALLERY, 5130 W. EDGEWOOD PLACE, THROUGH JAN. 10
"His paintings of domestic interiors and sports scenes are completely distinctive and evocative and should not be missed. Brings me right back to childhood." — Joel Lubin, co-head, motion picture talent, CAA

Egan Frantz
AT LEADAPRON, 554 HUNTLEY DRIVE, UPCOMING
"This is one of my favorite galleries, a little by-appointment jewel box where you can find anything from vintage art books and rare objects to a privately owned Twombly drawing or a rare fashion photograph by Karl de Haan. They are opening a show by sculptor Egan Frantz soon." — Cassandra Huysentruyt Grey, founder, Violet Grey

Pierre Huyghe
AT LACMA, 5905 WILSHIRE BLVD., THROUGH FEB. 22

"He creates films and installations that blur what's fact and what's fiction, and it's his first retrospective. I'm told it's the most exciting show at LACMA since James Turrell. There's even a dog in the show that just walks around." — Carole Bayer Sager, songwriter, painter and LACMA trustee

Jim Hodges
AT THE HAMMER MUSEUM, 10899 WILSHIRE BLVD., THROUGH JAN. 18

"He does these fantastic clouds that move me very much. Some of them are works on paper and some are room-size installations. And I love the name of his show, which I think is good for all of us in Los Angeles: 'Give More Than You Take.' " — Sager

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Sanya Kantarovsky "Happy Soul"
AT LAXART, 2640 S. LA CIENEGA BLVD., THROUGH DEC. 13
"LAXART, where I'm co-vice chair of the board, commissioned the artist's first animation. It's projected onto a painting and is a breakthrough for the artist. I supported the project. I'm obviously a big proponent of taking animation seriously as fine art." — Phil Lord, director (22 Jump Street, The LEGO Movie)

Thomas Eggerer
AT RICHARD TELLES, 7380 BEVERLY BLVD., THROUGH DEC. 20
"The Thomas Eggerer show is only two paintings but two extraordinary paintings. One is a very large painting of field workers harvesting -- all grays and blues. I also recommend the Jonas Wood show. Interestingly, in the days of abstraction we're living in, these are both figurative shows and it's so refreshing." — David Hoberman, producer (The Muppets, The Fighter)

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