Monthly Archives: September 2011

Three New Art Fairs Open in L.A.

New Art Fairs Launch in Los Angeles In addition to Pacific Standard Time, the unprecedented collaboration of more than sixty cultural institutions across Southern California coming together to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene, three art fairs launch this weekend in Los Angeles:

Art Platform – Los Angeles – Over 90 exhibitors gather at the LA Mart downtown, presenting an expansive assemblage of contemporary art, ranging from exciting works by emerging artists to international blue-chip art.

Pulse Los Angeles – The Pulse art fair takes place on the Event Deck at LA Live, focusing on interesting and relatively affordable contemporary art.

Fountain LA – Set in the loft district by the L.A. River, the Fountain LA art fair showcases edgy galleries and independent artists.
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Art Pick – Collaboration Labs: Southern California Artists and the Artist Space Movement

Barbara T. Smith Field Piece

Barbara T. Smith, Field Piece (detail) - Nude sit in, performance / installation, 1971, (courtesy of the artist and The Box Gallery, L.A.)

This tantalizing show at 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica, on view through December 16, 2011, illuminates the works of five groundbreaking artists and artists groups who have been central to the alternative artist’s space movement in Southern California since the early 1970’s. Collaboration Labs: Southern California Artists and the Artist Space Movement, is part of the expansive arts initiative Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980
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Marlon Brando (Pictures of Chocolate), 1999
Cibachrome, edition of 3
60 x 48 inches