Los Angeles Art Show runs January 20-24
By April MacIntyre Jan 4, 2010, 18:23 GMT
The 15th Annual Los Angeles Art Show is the largest art fair on the West-Coast, as it returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center. Shown: Urban Phases Artist: Wiz Kudowor Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 120x100cm (47.25x39.5") Cumberland Gallery
The Los Angeles Art Show has been a driving force for the City's Arts Month. The event returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center from January 20 through January 24, 2010.
The 15th Annual Los Angeles Art Show is the largest art fair on the West-Coast, as it returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center.
The encyclopedic art event will brings more than 100 international galleries to the city.
The 2010 Los Angeles Art Show debuts a Guest Country Program and welcomes Uruguay.
The Guest Country Program is comprised of specially curated exhibitions, lecture programming and special project space. It has a goal to showcase nations with strong visual arts traditions that demonstrate a keen understanding of the international climate.
Under the direction of the Dirección Nacional de Cultura and the Ministero de Educaión y Cultura, a special exhibition of Uruguay's top International artists, 34° 53' 0" S - 56° 10' 0" W will be on view at the show.
The Los Angeles Art Show features:
-a special performance of artist Nick Cave's 'Soundsuits'
-daily live street art by legendary Los Angeles street artists Mear One, Kofie, Retna, and El Mac
-Signs: Middle Eastern Art Exhibition
-special MFA exhibition curated by Bennet Simpson, Associate Curator at MoCA, Los Angeles
-The IFPDA Fine Print Fair
-Screening of the Award-winning Film, "All about Prints"
-Children's Activity Room
-curated walkthroughs in Chinese, Japanese and Korean
According to the city resolution passed in August of 2009, "The Los Angeles Art Show, bringing thousands of works from domestic & international galleries and a number of world class museums to Los Angeles.
The City will use the confluence of over 50,000 visitors to anchor a month-long celebration of arts in the City. WHEREAS, Los Angeles Arts Month is an opportunity for the Los Angeles art community to synergize the Los Angeles Art Show with the City's artists and art institutions to create a cultural Mecca ..."
This event is presented by the Fine Art Dealers Association (FADA) and KR Martindale Show Management.
The Los Angeles Art Show will open in conjunction with the International Fine Print Dealers Association’s (IFPDA) 25th Annual Los Angeles Fine Print Fair offering collectors and art lovers a comprehensive look at Prints in all techniques. Juxtaposing many periods and movements, visitors will have an opportunity to view and purchase fine prints from across a broad spectrum of Old Master, 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.
The 2010 Show will feature expanded satellite programs and special events and the programming will be complemented with after-show mixers for the art enthusiast and the trendsetters of the Hollywood art scene.
The Los Angeles Art Show VIP Program information - on how to qualify for participation, please visit here.
The Los Angeles Art Show in 2009 posted a record-breaking attendance of 35000 visitors and exceptional sales, the 2010 show promises to be more encompassing.
Works sold at the 2009 show include pieces by: Charles Partridge Adams, Jasper Johns, Robert Motherwell, Rembrandt, Ed Ruscha, Julian Schnabel & Emerson Woelffer.
With more than 10,000 significant paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings and prints on exhibit and available for purchase, the event brings together the West Coast art community in an internationally attended five-day celebration of the arts.
The Show takes place on January 20-24, 2010 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015.
Los Angeles Art Show programming is included with show admission. For
additional information about the Los Angeles Art Show, to register for a lecture or purchase online tickets, please visit here.