Art & Design Update: Jeffrey Deitch’s Second Gallery and a New Auction House Land in L.A.

Plus the Institute of Contemporary Art opens in S.F. and a gallery from the Cereal co-founder



The newly minted PHILLIPS LOS ANGELES outpost in West Hollywood. Photo by Eric Staudenmaier.


Auction Stations
There’s a new kid on the auction block with the arrival of Phillips Los Angeles, the internationally renowned auction house’s new West Hollywood gallery. Designed by L.A.-based architecture and design collaborative Formation Association, the 2,600-square-foot space showcases traveling auction highlights from New York, London, Geneva and Hong Kong, in addition to site-specific installations, exhibitions, selling events, panel discussions and other artsy happenings. “The West Coast has played an instrumental role, not only in the evolution of today’s art market but also in the trajectory of the entire postwar and contemporary art scene,” says Blake Koh, the company’s regional director of Los Angeles. With a significant increase in the number of local clients, the region has become an important market for buyers and sellers of art, design, jewelry and watches. 9041 Nemo St., West Hollywood; phillips.com. D.N.


Artist SHANTELL MARTIN’s ink marker creations are what the artist calls “a meditation of lines.” Photo by Manolo Campion.


Art Attack
Is there anything the British visual artist Shantell Martin cannot turn her hand to? Having completed large-scale public murals, set designs for Kendrick Lamar, choreography for contemporary ballet and prints for fashion brands (not to mention her own line), she already has a host of collaborators in California, including Google, The North Face and Kelly Wearstler. It’s no wonder she’s looking to move to the West Coast. For now she is based in New Jersey and her latest team-up fuses her designs with the Brooklyn-based eco-conscious design company Hoek. The Shantell x Hoek range includes wall art, benches, side tables, desk tidies, puzzle coasters and oversized mouse and keyboard mats that will add style and elicit smiles in your home. hoekhome.com. A.B.


Admission to the non-collecting INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN FRANCISCO is free to the public.


Freedom of Expression
The freshly minted Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco is technically still under construction—but that’s precisely the point. Non-collecting and free to the public, the disruptive new nonprofit museum is devoted to modern-art-world values like transparency, equity and constant reinvention. It opened in October with Jeffrey Gibson’s “This Burning World,” a multimedia exhibition that invites dialogue with and about the natural world, incorporating both literal and figurative groundbreaking elements like openings in the floor that expose the earth (on view through Mar. 26). Come January, two more shows will join the inaugural lineup: “Resting Our Eyes,” a group show featuring the works of 20 multigenerational Black artists, and “A Weed by Any Other Name” by Oakland artists Liz Hernández and Ryan Whelan, which explores the symbolism of the humble blackberry. 901 Minnesota St., S.F., 415-226-9250; icasf.org. A.J.B.


Bottega Veneta’s BOTTEGA FOR BOTTEGAS handmade products are on display in its San Francisco store.


Bottega Bounty 
Weeks after Bottega Veneta’s Design Miami Come Stai? resin chair collaboration between the Italian house’s creative director Matthieu Blazy and pioneering architect and designer Gaetano Pesce, the brand is curating a new trove of Italian-inspired home goods from around the world. Also steeped in design, these curated holiday essentials—part of the house’s Bottega for Bottegas project supporting small workshops (bottegas)—just landed at its San Francisco boutique. Selections from American makers include pastries and panettone from Settepani in Williamsburg, jams, honey and hard cider from Westwind Orchard in the Hudson River Valley, an artisanal gelato scoop from Vermont’s Rockledge Farm Woodworks, and handmade ceramics designed by Jazmin de la Guardia and Sierra Yip-Bannicq at their Franca NYC design studio in Brooklyn. Also on offer are carbon and steel Prince pasta measurers from Niigata, Japan, pastas from Shanghai’s JE&JO and a host of other culinary gifts. Following last year’s iteration of items from Italian bottegas, this international offering underscores the far-flung reaches of the country’s cultural mainstays. 124 Geary St., S.F., 415-981-1700. E.V.


Lensman JACK WATERLOT’s debut tome, My Way, is out now.


Sharp Shooter
Prodigious French lensman Jack Waterlot has been taking photographs since he was a teenager in Paris, growing up as the son of a set designer and a painter. In his early 20s he moved to Topanga Canyon, outside Los Angeles, where he honed his style and trained his eye before heading to the East Coast, where he began to shoot some of the world’s most iconic faces in fashion, music and film for global brands and publications, including Tom Ford, Roberto Cavalli, Vogue, W, Numéro and C. At just 33, he has released a retrospective of his work to date. My Way (Snap Collective, $75) features shoots with Anya Taylor Joy, Nicole Kidman, Iggy Pop, Naomi Campbell and Machine Gun Kelly, not to mention two portraits of Julianne Moore from C’s Fall 2021 cover shoot. “I feel freedom when I hold a camera. To snap a shot and see what can come out of it. To this day I find it magical,” says Waterlot. jackwaterlotstudio.com. A.B.


The historic SUNNYLANDS estate features reflective pools and gardens with more than 53,000 arid-landscape plants. Photo by Mark Davidson.


Power House
The definitive chronicle of Walter and Leonore Annenberg’s sprawling Rancho Mirage estate—originally published in 2016—has been updated to celebrate the 10th anniversary since the historic property opened to the public. Sunnylands: America’s Midcentury Masterpiece: Revised and Expanded Edition (Vendome Press, $60) includes 32 pages of new photography showing the Frederick Fisher and Partners-designed visitor center, the matured 15-acre contemplative gardens by landscape architect James Burnett and more. The lavishly illustrated book, written by Janice Lyle, the former executive director of the Palm Springs Art Museum, not only showcases the extraordinary work of its architect, A. Quincy Jones, and finely preserved interiors by William Haines, but speaks to the undeniable political and cultural relevance of a home often referred to as the “Camp David of the West.” The Annenbergs played host to a veritable who’s who of the 20th century, from eight U.S. presidents and Queen Elizabeth II to Frank Sinatra and Truman Capote, and this book offers the most comprehensive inside look at the rich history of their iconic desert retreat. D.N.


The sprawling COCO REPUBLIC flagship store in San Francisco stocks the Australian brand’s indoor and outdoor contemporary furnishings. Photo by Gavin Green.


Aussie Style
For over four decades, Coco Republic has been one of Australia’s most influential arbiters of style and interiors, dominating the industry with its design-forward, laid-back yet sophisticated sensibility. Now—at long last—the Sydney-born brand is introducing its covetable contemporary furnishings and homewares stateside with the debut of its three-story, 40,000-plus-square-foot U.S. flagship in San Francisco’s Union Square. Peruse more than 2,000 pieces—from upholstery and lighting to rugs and art—while sipping a signature libation from the on-site mocktail bar, and don’t miss out on their full design services to help you realize the casual cool, Aussie-meets-Cali interiors of your dreams. 55 Stockton St., S.F., 415-820-4780; cocorepublic.com. A.J.B.


A branch of DES PAIR BOOKS is housed inside DEITCH GALLERY’s new sister space in L.A.


Double Deitch
Gallerist, art advisor and one-time MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch has expanded his L.A. footprint with a second gallery, located a block north of his Orange Drive space. “I have long admired this historic building, the longtime home of the legendary recording studio Radio Recorders,” says Deitch of the venue, most recently occupied by the nonprofit LAXART. In addition to showing special projects and smaller exhibits, the building also houses a new branch of Des Pair Books, which will host book launches and talks. On view now through Dec. 23: “The Rhythm of Vision,” an exhibition by the godfather of funk, George Clinton, with a stage by Lauren Halsey. Though it’s Clinton’s inaugural L.A. show, it isn’t his first time in the space: “[Clinton] recorded some of his famous songs there with Parliament-Funkadelic.” 7000 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A.; deitch.com. L.M.


FRANCIS in Los Angeles is the first stateside outpost of the British-born gallery. Photo by Rich Stapleton.


The Storyteller
When Rosa Park launched the travel and style magazine Cereal in 2012 with her now-husband Rich Stapleton, little did she know that her work spotlighting artists on its pages would unleash her own passion for art. This led to her next boundary-pushing venture: the 2018 launch of her gallery, Francis, in Bath, England, followed by a stateside outpost in West Hollywood this fall. Park collaborated with L.A.-based studio BC on a reimagination of the space, which includes a modern take on a traditional Korean hanok courtyard. Francis debuted its inaugural group exhibition, “Morning Calm,” on view through Jan. 7, featuring six Korean and Korean American artists and their interpretations of their heritage. 8323 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323-413-2327; francisgallery.co. L.M.


Feature Image: Sunrise/Sunset by Madeline Hollander at Deitch Gallery’s new Santa Monica Boulevard space. Photo by Joshua White.


Portions of this story originally appeared in the Winter 2022 issue of C Magazine.

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