The 16th Annual Los Angeles Art Show (LASS), the largest art fair on the West-Coast, will be at the Los Angeles Convention Center January 19-23, 2011. Presented by the Fine Art Dealers Association (FADA) and KR Martindale Show Management, this encyclopedic art event brought more than 100 international galleries to the city.

The LAAS features thousands of works of art from around the world and from a range of periods including Old Master works, Impressionist, Modern, and Contemporary art. This upcoming 2011 show will also feature a unique interactive exhibition and display related to the highly anticipated regional exhibition PACIFIC STANDARD TIME created by the renowned Getty Foundation to promote the positioning of Los Angeles within the context of the art history of the world. The 150,000 square foot venue which will be the home of LAAS 2011 will also include an important Guest Country Exhibition, special exhibition spaces showcasing Southern California top museums and a high profile lecture program,

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The January 2010 Show welcomed more than 40,000 ticket-holders during the 5-day show.
The Los Angeles Art Show Vernissage Benefit Gala is considered a must-attend event among celebrities, political dignitaries and high-profile arts patrons and collectors and featured a special performance of the critically acclaimed Soundsuit Invasions by Chicago artist Nick Cave. Funds raised through the event benefitted Inner City Arts, Los Angeles County Museum (LACMA) Art Museum Council and the Prints and Drawing Council of LACMA.

2010 attendees included actors Rachel Griffiths, Robert LaSardo, and Michael York and art patrons Eli Broad, Gayle Roski, and Andrea Fiuczynski, President of Christie’s Los Angeles. Among the local and International dignitaries were Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs Director, Olga Garay; Councilman Tom La Bonge; Wolfgang Drautz, Consul General of Germany; Hakam Teken, Consul General of Turkey; Fernando Brun; Consul General of Argentina; Enrique E. Loedel; Gustavo Tabares, Coordinator of the Visual Arts Program at the Direccion Nacional de Cultura; Uruguayn artist Raquel Bessio; former Ambassador to Uruguay, Frank Baxter; and legendary street artists Kofie, Mear One, Retna, and El Mac.

 

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The Los Angeles Art Show has been a driving force for the City’s Arts Month. According to the resolution passed in August of 2009, “The Los Angeles Art Show, bringing thousands of works from domestic & international galleries and a number of world class museums to Los Angeles. The City will use the confluence of over 50,000 visitors to anchor a month-long celebration of arts in the City. WHEREAS, Los Angeles Arts Month is an opportunity for the Los Angeles art community to synergize the Los Angeles Art Show with the City's artists and art institutions to create a cultural Mecca ...”

Opening Night Reception: Wednesday, January 19 • 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
General Public Days: January 20 – 23 • 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
General admission: $20

For more information, please visit http://www.laartshow.com

Publicity: Agnes Gomes-Koizumi
AGK Media Group
phone: 323-937-5488
www.agkmedia.com