Newcomers, oldtimers among galleries on Mile

| March 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
JOHN BALDESSARI exhibits new work at Sprüth Magers on the Mile.

JOHN BALDESSARI exhibits new work at Sprüth Magers on the Mile.

The Miracle Mile has long been renowned for its collection of art galleries, offering locals and tourists some of Los Angeles’ finest art collections.

New to the neighborhood,  Sprüth Magers has added Los Angeles to its list of addresses, which include Berlin, London and Cologne and soon-to-be Hong Kong.

The gallery’s specialty is groundbreaking modern and contemporary art, and the Mile site opened last month with an exhibit of new work by John Baldessari.

Meanwhile, other galleries have left the area. “Unfortunately, a couple of galleries recently had to relocate due to the new Metro stop at the corner of Wilshire and Fairfax,” explains James Panozzo, founder of LAUNCH LA, a non-profit art gallery and event company based on La Brea.

While the new Metro line has been blamed for some relocations, the decline began several years before with some galleries migrating to Downtown and East Los Angeles.

Rozalia Jovanovic wrote in 2014 for Art Net LA, “The presence of larger and more established galleries Downtown… indicate that the area is less wooly and more accessible than it might have once been.” She questioned if the migration was a “sign that the Los Angeles art world is maturing, or is this just a matter of course in the episodic and migratory nature of L.A.’s perennially de-centered gallery scene?”

Maybe, but meanwhile galleries continue to make the Mile their home. Here’s a few that showcase local, national and international art:

ACE Gallery
5514 Wilshire Blvd.

ACME Gallery
6150 Wilshire Blvd.

MK Gallery
170 S. La Brea Ave.

1301PE Gallery  
6150 Wilshire Blvd.

Papillon Gallery
357 S. Curson Ave., 8K,

Sprüth Magers
5900 Wilshire Blvd.

5450 Wilshire

By Georgia Dolenz

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