Los Angeles Art Show 2012
The West Coast’s biggest art show will return for its 17th installment at the Los Angeles Convention Center January 18-22. This year the event will combine three shows: The Los Angeles Fine Art Show: Historic and Traditional (HAT), the LA Art Show: Modern & Contemporary (MAC), and the 27th Annual IFPDA Print Fair. All shows will run simultaneously at the L.A. Convention Center. Over 110 galleries from the U.S. and around the world will participate and the show will also partner with Art Miami. Additional events that will take place include lectures, book signings, tours, and special performances.
The opening night Premiere Party will take place Wednesday, January 18, at 7:00 PM. and will benefit The Art of Elysium and the Education Department of The J. Paul Getty Museum. Actor David Arquette will be the evening’s host and musician/artist Mark Mothersbaugh, of the group DEVO, will debut new artwork. A number of L.A.’s top restaurants will provide food and drink. In 2011, over $1 million of art was sold on opening night.
The Los Angeles Art Show will feature thousands of paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, and prints on exhibit and available for purchase. There will also be a 7,000 square foot China Pavilion featuring classic collections of Buddhist paintings by Xia Jingshan, new works by Tong Hongsheng and a reading room from Qing Dynasty House. The 2012 program will close with a special exhibit honoring the history and tradition of the arts in China. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.laartshow.com. For additional information about the Opening Night Premiere Party, visit www.laartshow.com/premiereparty. General admission to the Los Angeles Art Show is $20 for any one day.