The LA Art Show, now in its 18th year, is the longest running platform for contemporary, modern, historic, and traditional fine art in the country. Taking place from January 24-‐27, The LA Art Show kicks off at the Los Angeles Convention Center with a star-studded gala opening on January 23 with James Franco, benefiting The Art of Elysium and the J. Paul Getty’s Education Department.
The LA Art Show presents four distinct sections: Modern & Contemporary, Historic & Traditional, Vintage Posters, and the IFPDA Los Angeles Fine Print Fair, showcasing the highest caliber galleries enhanced by exceptional programming and special exhibitions. Whether your interests run from artists like Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, David Bailey,Robert Rauschenberg (image above), and the ubiquitous, controversial Damien Hirst;towards Bill Barminski, Bruce Nauman, or Chris Burden; you are excited by painting, sculpture, or prints; or thrill to discovering artists from China, Australia, or Latin America, The LA Art Show has all that and much more!
Along with the hundreds of galleries from around the world under one roof, The LA Art Show also presents a series of dialogs covering creating art in Los Angeles, collecting, the history of Chinese art, and the legacy of Andy Warhol.
CARTWHEEL will be covering the events, dialogs, and galleries, so keep an eye on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram feeds, as well as the website for complete coverage. And if you see us there, say hi and tell us what you’ve seen at The LA Art Show that you love!
One day general admission is $20, but a four day pass is $40 (see art is a bargain!). The Opening Night Gala/Preview on January 23 is $125 and includes admission for the four days of the fair. There is also a $500 patron-level ticket which includes additional parties and events. Tickets for The LA Art Show are available at this link.
CARTWHEEL’s Insider Guide to the L.A. Art Show