The Ovitz Family Collection
Designed by the architect Michael Maltzan, Michael Ovitz’s 28,000-square-foot residence in Beverly Hills houses the former über agent’s significant art collection. The palatial structure—comprising three interconnected boxes wrapped in perforated steel—features works by Sterling Ruby, Ugo Rondinone, and Carol Bove, whose mixed-media installation The Foamy Saliva of a Horse, 2011, is pictured here.
Valentino trenchcoat; Valentino Garavani scarf.
L.A.’s burgeoning downtown district—which is already home to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), François Ghebaly Gallery, and Laura Owens’s project space, 356 S. Mission Road—will get a substantial boost when the billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad and his wife, Edythe, open their museum of contemporary art next year. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the three-story building with a distinctive honeycombed shroud will showcase pieces from the 2,000-strong Broad Art Foundation collection—and offer free admission to boot.
Calvin Klein Collection sleeveless sweater and skirt; (forearm, from top) Céline bracelets; Alexis Bittar cuff; (right hand) Marni ring; (left hand) Chloé ring; Marc Jacobs boots.
Marc Jacobs dress, leggings, bag, and boots; Lizzie Fortunato bangles, photographed under Jacob Hashimoto’s Gas Giant, 2014, at MOCA Pacific Design Center.
In 2003, after outgrowing their Santa Monica nook, gallerists Tim Blum and Jeff Poe of Blum & Poe relocated their international stable of artists (including Yoshitomo Nara, whose Long Tall Sister, 2012, is pictured here) to an expansive space on a then-desolate strip of South La Cienega Boulevard in Culver City. The move prompted a host of galleries to follow suit, turning the neighborhood into one of L.A.’s most happening art districts.
Bottega Veneta dress; Ippolita collar necklace; Alexis Bittar round bangles; Kenneth Jay Lane square bangle; Prada shoes.
Michael Kors trenchcoat and dress; Paula Cademartori clutch and bag, photographed outside the Broad.
Maurice and Paul Marciano Art Foundation
Brothers Maurice and Paul Marciano, the blue-jean moguls behind Guess, got the town buzzing last year when they bought an opulent four-floor, 90,000-square-foot former Masonic temple just down the block from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Their plan is not to build the world’s biggest denim boutique but rather a private museum that will house their 1,000-plus works of art. Designed by the architecture firm wHY, it is intended to cement the Marcianos’ legacy as preeminent patrons, while restoring a little swank to Wilshire Boulevard.
Prada coat, dress, scarf, bag, and shoes; Stephen Jones Millinery headpiece; Kenneth Jay Lane ring.
Since moving into its sprawling campus on Wilshire Boulevard in 1965, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has evolved into a world-class, encyclopedic institution with multiple indoor and outdoor spaces showcasing everything from 19th-century masterpieces to cutting-edge contemporary works, including Michael Heizer’s Levitated Mass, 2012, and Chris Burden’s Urban Light, 2008, an installation of 202 street lamps. Already the largest art museum in the western United States, LACMA’s 20-acre footprint is only getting bigger. An ambitious $650 million expansion plan led by director Michael Govan—who already oversaw the unveiling of the Renzo Piano–designed $54 million Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion in 2010—includes a new building by the Pritzker Prize–winning architect Peter Zumthor.
Louis Vuitton vest, skirt, earring, necklace, and belt, photographed next to Jean-Jacques Henner’s Portrait of Madame Paul Duchesne-Fournet, 1879.
Yohji Yamamoto coat, skirt, and boots, photographed in front of Chris Burden’s Urban Light, 2008, a public art sculpture at LACMA.
J.W. Anderson top and skirt; Georg Jensen bangles; Marni shoes, photographed next to Ugo Rondinone’s Wisdom? Peace? Blank? All of this?, 2007, at the Ovitz Family Collection.
John Baldessari’s Studio
With its gorgeous light and countercultural spirit, Venice has long been a haven for the creative class, drawing the likes of Ed Ruscha, Charles and Ray Eames, and John Baldessari, who is pictured here in his studio—and who collaborated with Hedi Slimane on his fall Saint Laurent collection.
Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane Baldessari Artwork Edition dress; Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane tights and shoes; Erickson Beamon earrings.
Graffiti wall by Retna, 2011, across from the MOCA Pacific Design Center. Marni coat and dress; (from left) Stephanie Kantis ring; Kenneth Jay Lane rings; Maria La Rosa socks; Céline wedges.
Dior dress, cuffs, bracelets, and clutch, photographed in front of Sterling Ruby’s police car sculpture, Ovitz Portrait, 2009, at the Ovitz Family Collection.
Miu Miu jacket, top, skirt, and shoes; Stephen Jones Millinery headdress, photographed inside the former Masonic temple that will become the home of Maurice and Paul Marciano’s art foundation.
Chanel dress and bag; Miu Miu boots, photographed in front of Pedro Berruguete’s Last Supper, 1495–1500, on view at LACMA.
Located on Grand Avenue’s bustling downtown art corridor, the Museum of Contemporary Art, whose exhibition spaces also include the nearby Frank Gehry–renovated Geffen Contemporary and a branch at the Pacific Design Center, in West Hollywood, has weathered a fair amount of controversy recently. In the wake of Jeffrey Deitch’s brief and tumultuous stint as director, MOCA has handed the reins to Philippe Vergne, who arrived in L.A. after a successful run at New York’s Dia Art Foundation. Vergne should find it easier to stabilize the museum thanks to a recent endowment of more than $100 million.
Fendi top and skirt; Céline necklace (worn as bracelet); Proenza Schouler clutch; Falke socks; Céline shoes, photographed in front of Nancy Rubins’s Chas’ Stainless Steel, Mark Thompson’s Airplane Parts, About 1000 Pounds of Stainless Steel Wire, Gagosian’s Beverly Hills Space, 2001–2002, in the Sculpture Plaza at MOCA Grand Avenue.
Since opening her gallery, Regen Projects, in 1989 with Stuart, her late husband, Shaun Caley Regen has mounted a series of seminal exhibitions, starting with Matthew Barney’s first solo show. But in 2012, she made one of her boldest moves yet, relocating from West Hollywood to a white stucco Michael Maltzan–designed space on a gritty block just off North Highland Avenue. The East Hollywood neighborhood has since become a destination, drawing new galleries like Hannah Hoffman and Redling Fine Art. And with the galleries has come a wave of boutiques and restaurants, including celebrity chef Ludo Lefebvre’s neo-French Trois Mec.
Carolina Herrera dress; Harvy Santos London headpiece; Delfina Delettrez earring; Dior gloves.
Céline jacket, dresses, earring, muff, bracelet, and shoes; Mary Franck headpiece; Falke socks, photographed in front of Lawrence Weiner’s Above Below the Haze, 2012, an installation on the roof of Regen Projects.
Balenciaga dress and boots; Céline earring; (right wrist) Pierre Hardy Paris cuff; (left wrist) Dries Van Noten bracelet. Photographed in front of Walead Beshty’s Schreibmachine (Canon MX310 Multifunction Printer)?>, 2014, at Regen Projects, Los Angeles.
Hair by Jimmy Paul for Bumble and bumble; makeup by Fulvia Farolfi for Chanel; manicure by Tracey Sutter for Chanel Extreme Shine Nail Lacquer at Cloutier Remix. Model: Raquel Zimmermann at DNA Model Management. Produced by Simon Malivindi, Kiori Georgiadis, and Brandon Zagha for Brachfeld.