Remembering 

LA Art Show 2020

The 25th Anniversary

Wow, I felt like a Wonder Woman that night and was eager to see this year’s offerings. What I found was a more diverse platform across the board, and the art was amazing. Whenever I walk into the LA Art Show I feel like I am in the opening scene of Netflix’s Velvet Buzzsaw when Morf walked into Miami Basel. Definitely a thriller of a movie. -Janice Bremec Blum, Editor-in-Chief

The LA Art Show began in 1994, under the vision of FADA (Fine Art Dealers Association) and the show’s founder and producer, Kim Martindale. Presented at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, the debut show kicked off with 14 galleries

Later in the 1990s, the Show moved to UCLA’s John Wooden Center. In 2002, they hosted 49 galleries and five museums at the Barker Hangar, launching the venue as a premiere art destination. 

The LA Art fair continued to grow in the numbers of exhibitors and attendees, as well as in the breadth and depth of our programming. In 2009, the show expanded to 100,000 square feet, relocating to the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center with 108 exhibiting galleries and 16 participating museums/art organizations. 

In 2018, Carlos Martiel performed “Cauce/Riverbed,” in which the artist exposed the significant challenges faced by immigrants in California and the larger United States. In 2019, we were thrilled to highlight the paintings of Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi, one of Australia’s premiere aboriginal artists. 

Also in 2019 French visual artist, Sarah Trouche performed using hundreds of pieces of underwear that she had collected, washed and dyed. Through this performance, she imagined a manifesto around the notion of female emancipation, radical and collective. 

The LA Art Show is excited to build on their 25-year tradition of bringing together an unparalleled selection of the world’s most outstanding contemporary, modern and historic art to the Los Angeles audience. 

The Peter Frank exclusive is coming and Peter and I are working on a project together that we will launch soon. Watch for details and make sure you sign up for our newsletter. Janice Bremec Blum

Peter Frank and artist Marini in the ALPHACUBE at LA Art Show 2020
Art Critic Peter Frank with Marini in his ALPHACUBE

At the end of the first Lockdown period during the Pandemic in Italy, Marini created ALPHABETIC installations as metaphors for people coming together once again, welcoming residents and workers back in the cities.

The LACC is putting together comprehensive measures, protocols and procedures to control risks and provide a healthy environment for everyone associated with and attending the show. Looking toward the 26th edition of the LA Art Show, they are excited to announce the new branding and color for the 2021 edition of the Show. 

The show will extend its run for one more day to take advantage of the long weekend in conjunction with Presidents’ Day, and welcome visitors over the five-day Show, February 10–15, 2021. 

A partial Gallery from LA Art Show 2020

Arrivederci!

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