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Already the city’s largest international art fair, for its 23rd edition, the showcase is continuing its expansion into the global art market
with a new partnership with The Museum of the Arts of Guadalajara. The fair will host even more international exhibitors than last year,
with over 100 galleries from more than 18 countries with an emphasis on the Pacific Rim, including China and Japan, as well as
France, the United Kingdom and Mexico.
Returning exhibitors so far include heavyweights Patrick Painter, Timothy Yarger, SM Fine Art and more. ROOTS, a section devoted to
historical works, returns for the second year in a row with exhibitors such as MS Rau Antiques, Rehs Gallery and Maxwell Alexander,
to name a few. Littletopia will return with the rising galleries of the contemporary lowbrow art scene. DESIGN LA will be a new addition
to the show, focusing on functional art, modern furniture, accent decor, architectural objects, jewelry and more. Additional details will
be announced as they are confirmed.
For the 2018 edition, the LA Art Show Show will continue the on-site programming debuted last year in partnership with SoCal art
institutions such as LACMA, The Autry Museum of the American West, the Museum of Latin American Art and more. Special
presentations confirmed so far include SM Fine Art’s Kim Tae-Ho showcase, Timothy Yarger’s exhibition of Cristobal Valecillos,
Antuan Rodriguez’ “Left or Right” punching bags, and the sculptures of Lee Jae Hyo.
“There is a spotlight on Los Angeles today,” says LA Art Show producer and partner Kim Martindale. “It has become a center of
excellence for the production and presentation of contemporary art. Last year, the Show expanded its civic role by providing a
platform to some of Southern California’s largest art institutions. With the balance between museums and exhibitors established as
our new base, this year we are redoubling our efforts to engage visitors with the wealth of world-class art being produced and
presented all around the globe as well as here in Los Angeles.”
LA Art Show’s Opening Night Preview and Premiere Party, which will be held on January 10, 2018, will donate a portion of its ticket
proceedings to a charitable organization. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is returning as this year’s beneficiary. Last year, the
evening was attended by more than 7,000 VIPs and hosted by Emma Roberts.
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