Sunday, January 27, 2013

LA Art Show 2013: Celebrating 18 Years of Presenting Amazing Art

LA ART SHOW 2013: CELEBRATING 18 YEARS OF PRESENTING AMAZING ART -- Pop! Crackle! Sizzle! It was truly an eyeful of imagery! The 18th Annual Los Angeles Art Show, presented by The Palm Beach Show Group at the Los Angeles Convention Center January 24 - 27, 2013 has always been one of those must-see events when it comes to town -- and for good reason. Whatever your art inclinations, there was something for everyone, so that means there was aisle after aisle of paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, art installations and so much more (see two related stories posted below). Not only were there premium galleries represented from the U.S. and Europe, but a gathering of Asian galleries from China, Korea and Japan added to the truly international array of works to see and appreciate. And, of course, there was style -- and lots of it! Some of the many things that caught our eye: the super-sexy "Kate Moss" (above center) a 2012 original silkscreen with hand-painting by Mr. Brainwash (né Thierry Guetta) shown by Denis Bloch Fine Art; a detail (top left) of a vibrant Davyd Whaley painting shown by Galerie Michael; one of our favorite pieces of art from Japan -- an electric fruit bowl print (bottom left) by the  highly original artist and writer Yayoi Kusama shown by Watanabe Fine Art of Osaka, Japan; the colorfully striking "Untitled (Gold Face Elvis)" at lower left -- a 2012 silkscreen on canvas by Ron English shown by Rosenbaum Contemporary; and one of twelve lithograph posters (middle right) titled "A Spectacle and Nothing Strange" by L.A.-based artist Eve Fowler using text from Gertrude Stein's 1914 book Tender Buttons -- curated by Jack Rutberg Fine Arts of Los Angeles as part of the special exhibition "Letters from Los Angeles".

LA Art Show:
Denis Bloch Fine Art:
Watanabe Fine Art:
Galerie Michael:
Rosenbaum Contemporary:
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Show photos by Greg Firlotte