Since photo l.a. was created in 1992, more than 300 galleries, private dealers and publishers have exhibited and more than150 lectures and collecting seminars have been presented. Many significant artists have been introduced to the public during the fair. photo l.a. has played a significant role in the cultural life of Los Angeles and has been the catalyst for numerous exhibitions, monographs, and acquisitions by major institutional and private collections, both locally and internationally. It has been essential in transforming the art/photography landscape of Los Angeles by increasing public awareness and acceptance and the inclusion of photo-based art in almost all contemporary galleries and museum exhibitions.
photo l.a. celebrates the 20th Anniversary as the longest running art fair west of New York and the largest photo-based art fair in the country, drawing over 10,000 attendees. It brings together photography dealers from around the globe, displaying the finest contemporary photography, video and multi-media installations along with masterworks from the 19th century.
photo l.a. XX and the launch of artLA projects is a prelude to a much larger artLA 2011 that will align with the start of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time Initiative and the Los Angeles Contemporary Art Forum, a new art fair in the fall of 2011 created by the team that produces the Armory Show.
20th Anniversary Opening Reception
Thursday, January 13th, 6-9pm
Opening Night Tickets:
Charity ID# T1880
$80 Opening Night
$20 1-Day Pass
$30 4-Day pass
$80 Collecting Seminar
1855 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Friday January 14 11am-7pm
Saturday January 15 11am-7pm
Sunday January 16 11am-7pm
Monday January 17 11am-6pm
Congratulations to our photographers who have been invited to exhibit: Kelsy Waggaman, Fuke P-San, Maleonn, Virginie Clark and Christophe Pougnaud, and Polixeni Papapetrou! Kelsy, Fuke and Maleonn will all be exhibiting brand new work - see if here first!
Fuke P-San, Colored Rice Field 1, colored inkjet print on Japanese Washi paper, 23x33
Kelsy Waggaman, When Was The Last Time, archival pigment print, 19x28
Maleonn, King of the Ridiculous #1, archival pigment print