Just a spoonful of art helps real life go down…
That’s how it felt to be surrounded by the interpretations of life by the artists showcased at the LA Art Show this year.
In it’s 23rd edition, the LA Art Show continued its expansion into the global art market with a new partnership with The Museum of the Arts of Guadalajara. The fair hosted even more international exhibitors than last year, with over 100 galleries from more than 18 countries with an emphasis on the Pacific Rim, including China and Japan, as well as France, the United Kingdom and Mexico. Kristen and I made our way up and down every aisle in awe.
Returning exhibitors to the show included heavyweights Patrick Painter, Timothy Yarger, SM Fine Art and more. ROOTS, a section devoted to historical works, returns for the second year in a row with exhibitors such as MS Rau Antiques, Rehs Gallery and Maxwell Alexander, to name a few.
ittletopia returned with the rising galleries of the contemporary lowbrow art scene. DESIGN LA was a new addition to the show, focusing on functional art, modern furniture, accent decor, architectural objects, jewelry and more. Gotta love some great design!
For the 2018 edition, the LA Art Show Show continued the on-site programming debuted last year in partnership with SoCal art institutions such as LACMA, The Autry Museum of the American West, the Museum of Latin American Art and more. Special presentations confirmed so far include SM Fine Art’s Kim Tae-Ho showcase, Timothy Yarger’s exhibition of Cristobal Valecillos, Antuan Rodriguez’ “Left or Right” punching bags, and the sculptures of Lee Jae Hyo.
“ There is a spotlight on Los Angeles today,” says LA Art Show producer and partner Kim Martindale. “It has become a center of excellence for the production and presentation of contemporary art. Last year, the Show expanded its civic role by providing a platform to some of Southern California’s largest art institutions. With the balance between museums and exhibitors established as our new base, this year we are redoubling our efforts to engage visitors with the wealth of world-class art being produced and presented all around the globe as well as here in Los Angeles.”
LA Art Show’s Opening Night Preview and Premiere Party, was held on January 10, 2018, donated a portion of its ticket proceedings to a charitable organization. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is returning as this year’s beneficiary.
About the LA Art Show
The LA Art Show creates one of the largest international art fairs in the United States providing an exciting, immersive, insider art experience to sponsors, their select guests and VIP clients. The show attracts an elite roster of national and international galleries, acclaimed artists, highly regarded curators, architects, design professionals, along with discerning collectors. This innovative, exceptional cultural environment attracts executives and board members of Southern California businesses, state, county, and municipal government representatives, as well as leaders of the region’s cultural institutions. Attendees are trend setters, influencers and alpha consumers, who seek and demand the newest and the best in all areas of their lives—art, design, food, technology and travel being specific passion points. www.LAArtShow.com