The LA Art Show: Modern & Contemporary and The Los Angeles Fine Art Show: Historic & Traditional will feature more than 100 galleries from around the world offering over 10,000 works of art as well as expanded show programming. The show attracted 40,000 visitors in 2011 and organizers expect that the 2012 edition, held from Jan. 18 to 22 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (West Halls A and B), will be the most innovative and eclectic show to date. (Read more below the slideshow.)
The Opening Night Premiere Party, hosted by actor David Arquette, kicks-off on Wednesday, January 18, with proceeds to support The Art of Elysium and Title One School Visits to The Getty Museum. For more information about the Opening Night Premiere Party or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.laartshow.com/premiereparty/index.html.
A special installation that evening by artist and iconic musician from DEVO, Mark Mothersbaugh, will feature an interactive sculpture of two Scions fused together. Visitors can go inside the sculpture and listen to music. The LA Art Show: Modern & Contemporary will offer a ‘first look’ at the sculpture installation before they are showcased at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles.
The China Pavilion at the Los Angeles Fine Art Show provides a rare opportunity to view traditional Chinese arts in an immersive environment. Much of what has been deemed traditional Chinese art in the West was created centuries ago. Visitors will begin their China Pavilion experience in the Qing Dynasty reading room of Jiang Bin, The reading room was the place within the home where paintings would have been on display. Paired with the paintings, books and intricate carvings, the reading room takes visitors back in time to experience the traditional atmosphere of Chinese art. Classic Collection of Buddhist Paintings showcases the works of a living master and an art form that, while deeply rooted in tradition, has significantly influenced, and is wholly a part of modern China. These works provide a bridge between China’s historical past at the Los Angeles Fine Art Show: Historic & Traditional.