Category Archives: Art Appreciation

Build Your Art Collection with Affordable Art!

Los Angeles Art Association benefit art exhibition gem 2012 Join me at gem, the big, annual multimedia art exhibition and party benefitting Los Angeles Art Association, on April 21, 2012.

Don’t miss this fun evening featuring a fabulous selection of affordably priced works by over 140 artists!

As a member of the 2012 Benefit Committee of the Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA), I am delighted to invite you to gem. Come to the VIP Preview, and get first pick. Proceeds of gem help LAAA, a pillar in the California art community since 1925, to continue to provide important resources to artists in Los Angeles.

RSVP online or get your tickets at the door. I hope to see you there!

Armory Show 2012: Top Picks of the NY Art Fair

The Armory Show New York 2012 Art Fair The contemporary art world converges in New York City this week for the annual Armory Show and other art fairs around Manhattan. I enjoy attending the New York art fairs each year, and here I am again, in search of engaging artworks for my clients.

The 2012 edition of The Armory Show art fair is scaled down in size from previous years, which I found to be a good thing. More meat, less fat!

Check out my art fair photos to experience some of my top picks from the 2012 Armory Show. Like what you see? Feel free to contact me for more infomation.
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Legendary Fashion and Fine Art Photographer Passes

Legendary photographer Lillian Bassman passes

Lillian Bassman, Barbara Mullen (Blowing Kiss VARIANT), Harper's Bazaar, ca 1950, 40x40 in., gelatin silver print

Sadly, the art world has lost a unique visionary. Lillian Bassman, known for her alluring, high-contrast fashion images of the 1940 and 1950’s and her work as a fine art photographer, has died at age 94. Her images transcend glamour, they are sublime celebrations of female beauty.

Feel free to contact Perkey Fine Art Advisor to learn more about the life and art of Lillian Bassman.

Read New York Times Lillian Bassman Obituary

Art Fair Opens with Fire and Ice

Judy Chicago Disappearing Environments at Art Contemporary Los Angeles 2012

Disappearing Environments by Judy Chicago and Materials & Applications at ALAC 2012


Preview night of Art Los Angeles Contemporary was enlivened by an installation created with 25 tons of dry ice and glowing flares. Presented by Judy Chicago and Materials & Applications, the piece is a reinvention of Disappearing Environments, a 1968 work by Judy Chicago, Lloyd Hamrol, and Eric Orr.

Art Los Angeles Contemporary, the international contemporary art fair of the West Coast, brings together 70 blue chip and emerging galleries from around the world with a focus on Los Angeles galleries. Visit ALAC January 19-22, 2012 at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California.

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Visit Art Fairs in Los Angeles

Five art fairs in 2012 for Los Angeles Arts Month With five art fairs coming to L.A., it’s fun and easy to view lots of wonderful art this month! You can enjoy diverse artworks from around the world at the art fairs. Its all part of the line up of art events for Los Angeles Arts Month 2012.

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For Lovers of Classic Photographs

Robert Doisneau 1950 silver print La Baiser (The Kiss) Hotel de Ville, Paris

Robert Doisneau, La Baiser (The Kiss), Hotel de Ville, Paris, 1950, silver print, 7-1/8 x 7-1/8 in.

Don’t miss Classic Photographs Los Angeles on January 14 and 15 at the old Helms Bakery complex. Sixteen leading galleries from around the country are exhibiting at this relaxed and informal venue. Expect to find a wide array of 19th and 20th century photographs in various price ranges, from affordable vintage photographs to iconic masterworks.

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Build Your Art Collection with Works by Hot Emerging Artists

buy art emerging contemporary art

Art by Palmer Earl, Ryan McCann & Olga Lah among the works now at Gallery 825

Discover great buys on exciting art by over 35 artists at the 2011 Open Show, a potent survey exhibition of some of the best emerging contemporary art.
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Give An Art Gift To Enjoy the Whole Year!

Los Angeles County Museum of Art installation by Chris Burden

A forest of city street lights at LACMA, by Los Angeles-based artist Chris Burden, titled Urban Lights

LACMA Holiday Special: FREE 3 gift museum memberships when you buy 3. Support the museum and give someone special a great gift! Membership includes free admission to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for twelve months, plus many other member benefits.

You can sign up online, or call LACMA at 323-857-6151 or visit a LACMA ticket office during regular museum hours. Order by 12/9/11 if you would like your gift memberships to arrive by Christmas. Special offer valid through 12/31/11.

I hope you will enjoy your visits to LACMA, where you can see these engaging exhibitions (and more) currently on view:
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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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Defining, Challenging and Celebrating Beauty

Beauty Culture exhibition at the Annenberg Space for Photography Visitors are loving Beauty CULTure, breaking attendance records at Annenberg Space for Photography. Featuring works from over 100 acclaimed photographers, Beauty CULTure examines photography’s role in capturing and defining notions of modern female beauty and how these images profoundly influence our lives in both celebratory and disturbing ways. Among the nearly 700 print and digital images are works by Melvin Sokolsky, Tyen, Lillian Bassman, Matthew Rolston, Herb Ritts, Bert Stern and other world-renowned beauty, fashion and fine art photographers.