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Frieze Week LA | Private Collection Visit – Frederick R. Weisman Art Collection
February 16 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Please join us for a special private collection visit to the prestigious Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation & Collection, located in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles.
This program is open to ArtTable members and guests only.
- ArtTable Circle Members – $40
- All Other ArtTable Members – $55
- Members may bring a guest for an additional $60
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Health & Safety Guidelines as of November 2021:
Please be advised that in accordance with the City of Los Angeles’ requirements for public spaces, the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation will now require all visitors attending a tour to show proof of vaccination OR proof of a negative covid test within the prior 72 hours.
A copy of a vaccine card is acceptable in lieu of the real card, or a digital version (on a phone app) may also be used.
As always, wearing a mask while indoors is required.
Please note that this is a walking/standing tour. There are many stairs inside the residence and there is no elevator. Please take this into account before registering for this program as it may be too strenuous for those with walking difficulties.
The foundation is located in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. The exact address will be shared with registrants in advance of the program.
ArtTable is a 501.c.3 organization. All programs are non-refundable.
About the Foundation
The Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation is dedicated to continuing the legacy and vision of Frederick R. Weisman, an extraordinary entrepreneur, philanthropist, and art collector. He held an uncompromising belief in the cultural value of art and understood the importance of both the individual artist and creative process.
In 1982, Frederick R. Weisman purchased the Los Angeles estate to serve as a showcase for his personal collection of 20th-century art. He and his wife Billie Milam Weisman, an art conservator and curator, worked together to create a unique environment located within the Mediterranean-style villa. The villa was designed by Gordon B. Kaufmann in the late 1920s and exhibits the craftsmanship characteristics of that period, including hand-painted ceilings, stucco details, and wood-inlaid floors.
In 1991, the Weismans added a contemporary annex, or art pavilion, designed by Franklin D.Israel, to accommodate larger-scale works. Today the Foundation estate, annex, and surrounding gardens is made accessible to the public by appointment only on guided tours.
More than four hundred works of art are on display at the Foundation. The collection includes works by European Modernists including Cezanne, Picasso, and Kandinsky and Surrealist works by Ernst, Miro, and Magritte. The holdings in postwar art include works by Giacometti, Noguchi, Calder, Rauschenberg, and Johns; Abstract Expressionist paintings by de Kooning, Francis, Still, and Rothko; Color-Field paintings by Frankenthaler, Louis, and Noland; and Pop Art by Warhol, Lichtenstein, Oldenburg, and Rosenquist.
Contemporary California works include those by Ruscha and Goode, and Super Realist sculptures by Hanson and de Andrea. These holdings are part of a larger collection that Mr. Weisman established as the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation in 1982.
Currently under the direction of Billie Milam Weisman, the Foundation continues to make the collection available through loans to museums worldwide, docent tours at the Los Angeles estate, exhibitions in public-art venues, and the funding of several art museums, including the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University in Malibu, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the San Diego Museum of Art, and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota, designed by Frank O. Gehry.
Image: Courtesy of the foundation.