The Transformation in One Place … The LA Art Show!

An oppertunity to witness art evolution and development from traditional to modern and contemporary, all under one huge roof starting today until January 27th at The LA Art Show!

Now in its 18th year, The LA Art Show is the  longest running platform for contemporary, modern, historic and traditional fine art in the United States. The 2012 show hosted more than 100 prominent galleries and attracted more than 50,000 visitors with its ‘Fair‐within‐a­‐Fair’ concept featuring distinct sections catering to diverse collecting genres.

With a participation of over 100 galleries from around the world, The LA Art Show 2013 kicks‐off at the Los Angeles Convention Center with a star­‐studded opening hosted by Ali Larter and Hayes MacArthur benefitting The Art of Elysium and the J. Paul Getty’s Education Department on January 23.

 

At The LA Art Show
At The LA Art Show

 

At The LA Art Show
At The LA Art Show

 

 

Taking a cue from the public art museum model, where there has long been a trend of juxtaposing contemporary art alongside older works to show movements and highlight the evolution of art through the ages, the LA Art Show is entirely unique in the art world, providing collectors with a complete art experience through an expansive breadth of galleries that crosses contemporary, historic and print genres.

The show’s diverse array of artworks and galleries have been carefully curated and grouped into digestible sections. In essence, the LA Art Show is three distinct art shows under one roof. The Modern & Contemporary Section, The Historic & Traditional Contemporary Section & The Los Angeles IFPDA Fine Print Fair have been  honed with the collector in mind.

The Modern & Contemporary Section

From blue-chip artists including Pablo Picasso and Salvatore Dali to the art stars of today such as Damien Hirst & David Bailey,The Modern & Contemporary Section& showcases paintings, installations, sculptures and performance pieces by the world’s influential visionaries and
trendsetters.

 

Chris Woods 'Hourglass' oil on canvas, 2011. Curtsey to Gallery Jones.
Chris Woods ‘Hourglass’ oil on canvas, 2011. Curtsey to Gallery Jones.

 

Toshinobu Sugimoto "Phantasm" Macedonian Marble 2012. Curtsey to Watanabe Gallery.
Toshinobu Sugimoto “Phantasm” Macedonian Marble 2012. Curtsey to Watanabe Gallery.

Select gallery highlights from this section include Paul Stolper Contemporary Art, Cernuda Arte, FL; Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art, CA; Latin American Masters; Denis Bloch Fine Arts, CA and Timothy Yarger Fine Arts, CA.

The Historic &  Traditional Contemporary Section

 

Art has a rich past, the effects and techniques of which can be traced through history and into contemporary works.  The Historic & Traditional Contemporary Section groups galleries that focus on historic works with their contemporary counterparts that embrace traditional
techniques.

 

Béla Bcsi 'L'Estate Marble' 2008 Curtsey to American Legacy Fine Arts
Béla Bcsi ‘L’Estate Marble’ 2008 Curtsey to American Legacy Fine Arts
Danny Galieote 'Clandestine Persuasion' Oil On Canvas. Curtsey to Arcadia Gallery
Danny Galieote ‘Clandestine Persuasion’ Oil On Canvas. Curtsey to Arcadia Gallery

Among the galleries on view will be:  George Stern Fine Art, CA; Willow& Gallery, UK; Redfern Gallery, CA; Galerie Michael, CA; Schiller & Bodo, NY and China-based Trustwin Gallery.

 

The Los Angeles IFPDA Fine Print Fair

The International  Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) is an organization of expert dealers dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of printmaking, a medium of artistic expression
that has been used for over  500 years. Juxtaposing many periods and movements, The Los  Angeles IFPDA Fine Print Fair Section features a broad spectrum or works that include:  Old Masters,  German Expressionist, Antique and modern Japanese, 18th and 19th century  European, 19th century American, American Regionalist, Latin American, and Modern Works to Contemporary Masterworks and new editions.

Matsumi Kanemitsu (1922-1992) 'Try Out Lithograph' 1969 Ed 10 Curtsey to: Tobey C. Moss Gallery.
Matsumi Kanemitsu (1922-1992) ‘Try Out Lithograph’ 1969 Ed 10 Curtsey to: Tobey C. Moss Gallery.

 

Romare Bearden (1911-1988) 'The Lantern' Color lithograph 1979 Ed 175. Curtsey to Tobey C. Moss Gallery.
Romare Bearden (1911-1988) ‘The Lantern’ Color lithograph 1979 Ed 175. Curtsey to Tobey C. Moss Gallery.

 
Showcasing the world’s top print dealers, The Los Angeles IFPDA Fine Print Fair will include:  The Verne Collection, OH; Roger Genser-The Prints &  The Pauper, CA: Tobey C. Moss Gallery, CA;  Joel R. Bergquist Fine Arts, CA.

Special Exhibitions

 

Artwork by Pan Xinyi. Oil on Canvas.
Artwork by Pan Xinyi. Oil on Canvas.

 

Marilyn Lowey 'TRANSLATING TRANSITIONS' #4   (day 1 creation of light & time)
Marilyn Lowey ‘TRANSLATING TRANSITIONS’ #4 (day 1 creation of light & time)

 

 

The LA Art Show will also feature a number of special exhibitions including:

  • Letters from Los Angeles: Text in Southern California Art: A litera (Who’s Who in Art) feature:  Lita Albuquerque, John Baldessari, Bill Barminski, Wallace Berman, Chris Burden, Hans Burkhardt, Huguette Caland, Doug Edge, Mark X Farina and others.
  •  Launch LA Exhibition features artists Todd Carpenter, Marion Lane & Antonio Pelaya.
  • Additional Exhibitions by The LA Art Association & Let’s Educational Fund.
  • China Fusion, a showcase of emerging artists from Mainland China which highlights the artist’s fusion of East and West culture through content and form.
  • Latin American Art Stars Betsabee Romero & Andrea Juan presented by ADC  Contemporary Art & Building Bridges:
  1. Betsabee Romero will showcase her acclaimed series of prints created using  automobile tires.
  2. Andrea Juan’s video installation New Species & Sea Images.

Dialogs LA

Dialogs LA is an exciting new series of curated lectures at the LA Art Show. Featuring legendary
gallerist Irving Blum, Collector & Chair of MOCA’s Acquisitions Committee Blake Byrne, one of  Art &  Antiques’  100 collectors Clifford Einstein, and author Don Thompson, among others,  Dialogs LA are scheduled daily from January 22 to 27th.

At The LA Art Show
At The LA Art Show

If you are in LA or planning a visit during January 23 – 27 you don’t want to miss The Los Angeles Art Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall 1201 Figueroa  Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015. To register for lecture or purchase online tickets, please visit www.laartshow.com

Cheers

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