Catching up with Art Advisor Karyn Lovegrove

Artsy Editorial
Apr 14, 2013 5:27PM

To learn how to live fabulously in Los Angeles, we look to L.A.-based art advisor, Karyn Lovegrove, for tips on must-see artists, exhibitions, and how to spend a perfect Saturday in the city.

Artsy: What’s the best exhibition you’ve seen recently, and the event you are most looking forward to?

Karyn Lovegrove: There have been so many spectacular exhibitions in L.A. of late. “12 Paintings” by Laura Owens at 356 South Mission was a total knock out, as was Kayne Griffin Corcoran's exhibition “From Triple X to Birdsong (In Search of the Schizophrenic Quotient)” curated by Marc-Olivier Wahler. Also deserving of special mention was Ken Price's outrageously beautiful retrospective at LACMA.

The LAX Garden Party is always super fun and a great way to catch up with both artists and patrons of the art world.

Artsy: Where is your favorite place to splurge on an outfit—and your favorite place to wear it?

KL: I love the new Isabel Marant on Melrose Place, but Barneys has always been there for me.  My favorite place for a first date with my new outfit is the terrace at Soho House.

Artsy: A perfect Saturday in Los Angeles means:

KL: Sleeping in (but I never get a chance to!); a “Green Genie” for breakfast from Beverly Hills Juice Club on Beverly Boulevard; ballet class at Ballet Bodies; brunch at Cecconi's (especially if Marino Monferrato is there to look after us); a visit to my favorite art galleries to see what's on; openings in Culver City or Hollywood; dinner on the terrace at the Chateau Marmont.

Artsy: After an evening at the galleries, where should we head for a bite to eat?

KL: For cocktails or dinner The Tower Bar is always elegant and festive, and the new A.O.C. on Third Street is a recent favorite, and is super yummy and fun.

Artsy: Can you choose 4-5 works on Artsy that you feel epitomize Los Angeles or California? (Follow Karyn to see her full list.)

Karyn Lovegrove is a private art advisor and consultant for a number of collectors in Los Angeles and around the world. She travels extensively to international art capitals and art fairs to source everything from emerging talent to blue chip masterpieces.
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