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John Jones guide to LA Art Fairs

John Jones guide to LA Art Fairs

In January 2014 the art world will turn to Downtown LA for a selection of fairs showcasing stunning photography, painting and print work. Our team has put together a handy guide to what’s on offer ...

LA Art Show

LA Convention Centre will play host to some of the ‘highest calibre’ galleries in the world 15th – 19th January for the 2014 LA Art Show. The fair will be separated into three distinct sections: Modern & Contemporary, Historic & Traditional and the LA Fine Print Fair. Alongside the main exhibition, an exciting programme of events including ‘Dialogues LA’ will be available to enjoy, which features leading collectors, curators and artists discussing a range of engaging current art topics.

Fair Highlights:

Look out for Qui Jie pencil drawings of traditional Japanese woodblock print scenes exhibited by Michael Goedhuis Gallery. The Cadogan Square based gallery aims to promote the best in Contemporary Chinese Art by artists who use traditional methods, of which Qui Jie is a prime example.

Paul Stoper Gallery will be showcasing Damien Hirst’s colourful Coral Red Sliver Gloss True Blue Skull Silkscreen print, one of many of the gallery’s contemporary fine art prints which will be turning heads at the event.

The renowned Waterhouse and Dodd, based in New York, London’s Saville Row and Cork Street, focus on exhibiting impressionist, Modern and Contemporary works. Keep an eye out for Tom Wesselmann’s Nude Painting, one of the most visually striking works they will be exhibiting.

Stern Pissarro focus primarily on the Pissarro families’ collection of works, but also carry Post-Impressionist, Paris School and Modern British works by esteemed artists.

Founded over 20 years ago, Willow Gallery gained their reputation as a leading specialist in British and European 19th and 20th century painting. Their LA Art Show stand will feature an enticing Edward Cucuei oil painting entitled Summer Reflection, depicting two ladies enjoying a relaxing boat trip.

Photo LA          

January will also see the 23rd edition of Photo LA. This exposition of international cutting edge photographic art will be displayed in a new location in downtown LA Mart’s massive 60,000 square ft Exhibition Hall. The new location and date coincides with the LA Art Show, celebrating the arts throughout the downtown area. A large number of LA’s Contemporary Galleries will also be opening their doors in collaboration with these two fairs in order to inspire a resurgence of interest in the area’s arts and culture. Photo LA’s Co-producer, Claudia James Bartlett states the two fairs joining forces “could be a game changer for the expanding art scene in Los Angeles.” A shuttle bus will run between the two venues to transport visitors.

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