Gracie Hadland lives in Los Angeles, where she writes about art, books, and movies. Her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Frieze, Spike, Momus, and the Believer.
“All Done with Mirrors”: On Frieze and Lies in Los Angeles by Gracie Hadland
Money has always been the ambition of Hollywood, but the art world has mostly attempted to keep quiet about its financial motivations, or at least disguise them as something else. That’s all blown out of the water at Frieze, where the Los Angeles art world leans way into it, aligning itself with artifice, glamour, and the business of Hollywood.