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LA Art Show celebrates 18 years in business with new partnership

January 25th, 2013 · 1 Comment

  Los Angeles, CA (Hollywood Today) 01/25/2013 Correspondent on site; Karen Ostlund
Ali Larter & Hayes McArthur

Ali Larter & Hayes MacArthur

For 18 years The LA Art Show has delivered the broadest spectrum of art from across the globe to Los Angeles’ diverse and engaged collector base. The exhibit, created by FADA is the longest running venue for contemporary, modern, historic and traditional art in the country. Last year’s show hosted more than 100 galleries and drew more than 50,000 visitors with its two-show concept that distinctly separated modern and contemporary works from historical and traditional works. The Palm Beach Show Group (Kim Martindale, general manager) recently acquired the LA Art Show: Modern & Contemporary and the Los Angeles Fine Art Show: Historic & Traditional.  
New partnership, left, Kim Martindale, Scott Diament & Rob Samuels.

New partnership, left, Kim Martindale, Scott Diament & Rob Samuels.

The LA Art Show, now in its 18th year, kicked off with a high-profiled opening night premiere party last Wednesday,  at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The event was hosted by The Art of Elysium supporters Ali Larter and Hayes MacArthur. 100% of proceeds from the opening night premiere party will help The Art of Elysium to expand its program to bring arts to medically fragile children and increase the number of school- children who visit the Getty through The J. Paul Getty Museum,  through its program for Title One School visits.
Actor Clement Von Franckenstein at George Stern Fine Art

Actor Clement Von Frankenstein at George Stern Fine Art

The Souper Dress by Andy Warhol 1960

The Souper Dress by Andy Warhol 1960

 
 
Pond by Li Fuyuan 2012

Pond by Li Fuyuan 2012

The 2013 LA Art Show also presents a special exhibition-China: FUSION- organized by China’s National Base for International Culture Trade, under the commission and guidance of the China Ministry of Culture and Shanghai Municipal Culture Radio and Television Bureau. China: FUSION showcases emerging artists from China and highlights the artists’ fusion of Eastern and Western culture through content and form. The 3,600 square feet of exhibition space is designed as a traditional Chinese style “9-Couleurs,” with the main exhibition area highlighting Chinese artists who were cutting-edge between the 1940s and the 1980s. Flanking this area are eight contemporary art galleries from Beijing and Shanghai, each featuring some of China’s top artists, with a total of over 100 pieces of artwork.  
China Fusion:Deng Chun Lei

China Fusion:Deng Chun Lei

Main Exhibition For decades, Chinese artists have been striving for a conscious blending of Chinese and Western art. In the 1920s, Lin Fengmian became a frontline pioneer of this endeavor and advocated for a synthesis of the traits in Chinese and Western art. Lin claimed to have been the first to incorporate Western art concepts into Chinese artistic expression. This exhibition’s theme is FUSION. Apart from being an endeavor to share creative contemporary artistic expression and lifestyle through a now fearless exchange between Chinese and Western traditions and culture, the exhibition pays special attention to the interpretation of Western and Eastern art. Works were selected from Chinese artists in different age groups in order to cast a spotlight on the relationship between traditional Chinese culture and contemporary art and lifestyle in Western and Eastern worlds in the 40-year-span between 1940 and 1980. With a strong impact on artistic creation, traditional cultural influences are fused seamlessly into inspiring artistic explorations to form the contemporary artistic expression of today. China: FUSION artists include, Liu Yi, Li Fuyuan, Deng Yonggang, Chang Yan, Ren Xianyin, Pan Xinyi and Bang Hongwei.
Axiom contemporary sculpture by Stuart Kusher

Axiom contemporary sculpture by Stuart Kusher

Paul Stolper Gallery: Damien Hirst

Paul Stolper Gallery: Damien Hirst

4 pm – today’s panelist Weimei Chen at LA Artshow, January 25th - Chinese Artists of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s: Art critic and journalist Weimei Chen, Tong Walton from PhoenixArtPalace, and Li, Qiongbo Editor of Art Gallery Magazine and founder of 53 Museum in Guangzhou, China.
 
During the past two decades there has been a tremendous upsurge of interest in contemporary Chinese art and artists throughout the world. This discussion examines how the art of Chinese born during the 60′s, 70′s, and 80′s reflects their perspective from within an ascending global power and how their depiction of China’s current events and historical background differs from commonly held Western perceptions.
 
    Weimei Chen is an art critic and journalist. Working with major Chinese publications including, Art Gallery Magazine and 53 Museum, Weimei focuses on the changing face of Contemporary Asian Art. Weimen Chen has a master’s degree in fine arts from CSU Long Beach and degrees from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts.
SR Brennen Gallery by Steve Hanks

SR Brennen Gallery by Steve Hanks

The McLoughlin Gallery: Desire Obtain Cherish

The McLoughlin Gallery: Desire Obtain Cherish

 
 
The LA Art Show will run through January 27th, 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall, 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles. Photos by Karen Ostlund, exempt Ali Larter & Partnership Visit laartshow.com for daily schedule.
   
 
 
 

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  • 1 moberhofer // Jan 26, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Great coverage of the best LA Art Show in years!!

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