The rooftop of the W Hotel in Hollywood was turned into a gigantic art museum in a scene in which guests called the best event so far during LA Frieze. The entire event was a mix of electrifying fun and a “mash-up” of contemporary art from various artists from around the globe, ranging from the well-known to emerging talent.
Celebrities included such notables as David Arquette, Sofia Milos, Ellen Hollman, Mark C. Manning, Lara Clear, Shannon K, Ralf Little and many more who graced the red carpet and came to enjoy the artwork.
Artist and Owner of the Mash Gallery Haleh Mashian produced a spectacular three-dimensional “rose garden” with her colorful, sparkling artwork. Famed artist Domingo Zapata who was recently named “the most influential artist of the year” in 2019 and who recently completed a 15 story mural in Times Square, was also in attendance with some of his most iconic artwork. Not to be outdone, multi-artist Vakseen also showcased his artistic talent with his Pop collage paintings. Art maestro Jill Knox’s also garnered high praise with her multimedia artwork which included a wonderful selection of both sculptural, installation and traditional art.
The main course, however, was the Narine Arakelian’s art, often called “the darling of the 58th Venice Art Biennial 2019”. Arakelian’s art captured the attention from every angle. Titled “Initiation” it included a huge lifelike goddess giant hiding beneath the canvas wrapped around her. The LOVE canvas continued like a runway toward a stunning diamond made of Murano glass crafted into a beautiful crystal sculpture held up on a metal staff. In the center of the piece played the digital component of the artwork, a continuous video installation of underwater performance art by the artist herself entitled “Rebirth Subconscious”.
This presentation captivated and mesmerized most of the 500 or more guests who stopped to pose and take photos in front of the artwork. These included actresses Sofia Milos (best known for “CSI Miami“) but who can now be seen on Robert Zemekis’s Bluebook, Ellen Hollman (featured in “Spartacus“), actress Nawal Bengholam and many more.
The crowd was electrified and full of energy during the display. Guests mingled and enjoyed wine against a background of eccentric DJ music from 6:00 pm till after the event was scheduled to end at 11:00 pm. Many guests continued the night at the official after-party at the world-famous night club The Abbey.