For 18 years The LA Art Show has been around and this was my first time in attending the event. The show is vast in range and in size with over 100 galleries representing and divided into sections The Modern & Contemporary Section, The Historic & Traditional Section, The Vintage Poster Section and The IFPDA Los Angeles Print Fair. Set inside the Los Angeles Convention Center in Downtown it spans into two halls with works ranging from to Norman Rockwell, Rembrant, Lichtenstein and Damien Hirst. The Los Angeles Art Show is created by FADA (Fine Art Dealers Association) and is the longest running venue for contemporary, modern, historic and traditional art in the country. For the last four years Photo la and Art Los Angeles Contemporary have been overshadowing The LA Art Show’s existence in my world making the experience feel like an orientation on the first day of highschool. The event featured top galleries and programming, including lectures, tours, special exhibits, and must-attend after parties beginning with a benefit Opening Night Premiere Party last Wednesday on January 23.
I enjoyed a lot of what I saw and the galleries that were showcased especially Fabien Castanier Gallery, Guy Hepner, Bruce Lurie Gallery, Art of Elysium and Red Truck to name a few. Catch in next year when It comes through. For more information check out their website at http://www.laartshow.com/