Most creative people have more than one talent. Oscar-winning actors like Katharine Hepburn and musicians like Marilyn Manson have also produced remarkable works of art. So it’s not surprising that in Los Angeles, several art boutiques feature specific offerings by celebrities.
319 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Hours: Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., or by appointment.
Michele Rosen, the founder of Gallery 319, has been in the art business for over 20 years. She is the second generation of her family in the sale, distribution, location and installation of fine art from around the world. This gallery features work by Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones, Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane, Ringo Starr of The Beatles and children’s author Dr. Seuss, among others.
Bert Green Fine Art
451 S. Main St. #1206 Los Angeles, CA 90013
Green represents a slew of notable contemporary artists in Los Angeles including cult filmmaker Clive Barker, who shot to fame when his feature Hellraiser, based on the novel he also wrote. Barker is a prolific artist whose catalog includes hundreds of paintings that — like his written work — often depict physically misshapen and outrageous characters who live in an unseen world of fantasy.
Bergamot Station Gallery A-5
2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404
Owned and curated by Laurie Frank, the gallery features photography by actor Val Kilmer, director, Mike Figgis and paintings by actress, Ione Skye. In 2010, the gallery featured a retrospective by actor Billy Zane.
Pacific Edge Gallery
540 Pacific Coast Highway #112
Laguna Beach, CA, 92651
949.494.0491 or 800.477.5630
Art was another way for John Lennon to express the wit, wisdom, and whimsy that made him one of the most important cultural figures of our time. The Pacific Edge Gallery has worked with his Estate since 1988. As he once said, “If art were to redeem man, it could do so only by saving him from the seriousness of life, and restoring him to an unexpected boyishness.”.
Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Ave. Gallery G5 Santa Monica, CA 90404
This gallery is located in the historic Bergamot Station complex, named for the Red Line trolley stop that ran from Los Angeles to Santa Monica Pier back in 1875. The fascinating collection features vintage and contemporary photographs by renowned photographers like Diane Arbus, Manfred Müller, William Eggleston and Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges.
Institute Of Contemporary Art
@ The Wilshire Tower
5514 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036
Founded in 1961 by the gallery’s current director Douglas Chrismas, the collection has featured emerging and mid-career artists for over forty years. The work of visionaries like Frank Gehry and Roy Lichtenstein is featured alongside the work of Hollywood heavy weights like director Julian Schnabel and beloved actor, the late Dennis Hopper.