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Art & Hollywood: An Insider's Guide to L.A.'s Downtown Galleries

Illustration by Todd Detwiler

Three new entrants popped up in the last year, and a major player is set to debut in March as THR spotlights 16 top spots.

This story first appeared in the Jan. 29 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.


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1. CHATEAU SHATTO
406 W. Pico Blvd.
Shows by the likes of Helen Johnson, Cayetano Ferrer (in the CAA art collection) and Parker Ito (UTA's Jeremy Zimmer, Jamie McCourt and David Hoberman) are the norm here.

2. FARAGO
224 W. 8th St.
Owner Max Farago is a photographer — he's shot for Vogue and Hermes — with an eye for young artists like Aaron Bobrow.

3. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER
549 S. Olive St.
Showcases the work of (among others) Arik Levy, whose sculptures popped up in American Horror Story: Hotel as a part of Lady Gaga's character's "collection."

4. THE BROAD
221 S. Grand Ave.
Gwyneth Paltrow, Sony's Michael Lynton, Michael Ovitz and Val Kilmer attended the Sept. 15 opening gala.

5. REDCAT
631 W. 2nd St.
In 2003, Roy E. Disney gifted this theater and gallery, named for his parents, Roy O. and Edna Disney, to CalArts. It now presents some of the most avant-garde fare in the Southland.

6. MOCA
250 S. Grand Ave.
Darren Star, CAA co-founder Steven F. Roth, Jamie McCourt, Susan Gersh and Ari Emanuel sit on the board of trustees.

7. HAUSER WIRTH & SCHIMMEL
901 E. 3rd St.
Zurich-based blue-chip Hauser & Wirth (Leonardo DiCaprio was seen skipping the line at a Mike Kelley show at its New York location last fall) cuts the ribbon March 13 on its L.A. location house in a 100,000-square-foot former mill and led by Paul Schimmel, MOCA chief curator from 1990 to 2012. The ambitious women's sculpture show combines such legends as Louise Bourgeois with H&W-repped artists like Isa Genzken.

8. THE BOX
805 Traction Ave.
Run by Mara McCarthy, the daughter of renowned L.A. iconoclast and artist Paul McCarthy.

9. ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN MUSEUM
900 E. 4th St.
Features exhibits on such figures as Richard Neutra.

10. MAMA GALLERY
1242 Palmetto St.
This year-old spot shows such Hollywood artists as James Franco and Norman Reedus. Lana Del Rey and Jena Malone are supporters.

11. GRICE BENCH
915 Mateo St.
Conceptual artist Paul Pascal Theriault's new show opens Jan. 31.

12. MACCARONE
300 S. Mission Road
This 4-month-old 50,000-square-foot space run by dealer Michael Maccarone has a show of abstract paintings by Alex Hubbard (collected by Dean Valentine) on view through Jan. 30.

13. 356 MISSION
356 S. Mission Road
Collector favorite Seth Price (whose work fetches $250,000 and up) opens a show Jan. 30 at this devastatingly cool spot run by New York art dealer Gavin Brown and L.A. painter Laura Owens (collected by Ovitz).

14. NICODIM
571 S. Anderson St.
Dealer Mihai Nicodim, who moved from Culver City to DTLA in 2014, has the inside track on Eastern European artists, including Romania's Adrian Ghenie, collected by Dean Valentine and mega-collectors Michael and Susan Hort.

15. VENUS OVER LOS ANGELES
601 S. Anderson St.
 
Dealer Adam Lindemann is a NYC transplant with a nose for edginess. Marianne Vitale's sculptures are on view here through Feb. 27. 

16. CHIMENTO CONTEMPORARY
622 S. Anderson St.
Eva Chimento focuses her gallery (opened in September) on Los Angeles-based artists like Chris Finley and Sandeep Mukherjee. Kim Schoenstadt's work is on view through Feb. 20.

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