“All the artists are in L.A.,” declared Michèle Lamy.
It was Thursday — the kickoff to Frieze in Los Angeles. The day was packed with exhibitions around town; in Hollywood at NeueHouse, artists gathered to celebrate the Tom of Finland Foundation, an organization cofounded by Durk Dehner that works to preserve erotic art.
“The napkin holders are cock rings,” shared a guest, amusingly. “And have you seen the show yet?”
Upstairs, curator Brooke Wise presented I Won’t Bite, an exhibition showcasing the work of 16 artists including the late Robert Mapplethorpe, Gus Van Sant and Simon Haas with proceeds from the sales going toward funding the foundation. “It’s nice being here,” said L.A.-based Haas, who has a drawing on display — an image of his boyfriend, screenwriter Carey O’Donnell.
Published: 18th February 2020Tags: #TOMs100, Brooke Wise, Frieze LA 2020, Michèle Lamy, NeueHouse, Simon Haas, WWD
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