New York Pops Up in LA

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Published August 5, 2011

This Saturday, Hollywood’s Space 15 Twenty get a New York makeover. Erin Krause and Chrissie Miller have masterminded a pop-up shop named Arts&Leisure (up through August 28) that will not only bring some of New York’s downtown sensibility to the California coast, but also will allow the two friends to explore Los Angeles for the summer. Krause, who is director of artist Donald Baechler’s Studio, and Miller, who heads cool clothing line Sophomore, told Interview that they both “wanted to be in LA for the summer and had a brainstorming session to figure out how to move here for a month or so—and we came up with this idea. Originally we thought we’d do a small sale, and then it just snowballed.” They’re not kidding about the snowballing: Arts&Leisure now has more than 60 participants on its roster.

The temporary lifestyle shop carries a diverse selection of fashions from Freeman’s Sporting Club, Proenza Schouler, and the Lake and Stars, as well as art from both New York up and comers (Ryan Foerster, Sam Falls, and Kyle Thurman) and established artists including Francesco Clemente, David Salle, and Richard Prince. The shop will also carry a selection of hand-picked books and publications such as North Drive Press, Printed Matter, and V magazine. In addition, the girls have a few exciting events planned for the upcoming weeks—including a screening of “Fight for Your Right (Revisited)”, a short film by the Beastie Boys, presented by the group’s own Mike D.

ARTS&LEISURE, AUGUST 5 THROUGH 28, AT SPACE 15 TWENTY, 1520 N. CAHUENGA BLVD, L.A.