LA Art Show

January 11-15, 2017

Special Collectors Preview: Wednesday, 3pm–5pm; Opening Night Preview Party: 8pm–11pm

Thursday–Saturday: 11am–7pm; Sunday: 11am–5pm

Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street West Hall, Los Angeles, Calif.

For more information call 310.822.9145 or visit

Angel Ricardo Ricardo Rios, Garden Of Excesses series. Courtesy Building Bridges Art Exchange.

Returning on January 11 for its 22nd edition, the LA Art Show is the region’s preeminent art fair and one of the largest international art fairs in the United States. After a record-breaking turnout in 2016, this year is projected to draw 70,000 attendees. Founded in 1995 to address the cultural interests of Angelenos, the show has become one of the art world’s largest and longest running events. One of the most internationally diverse art platforms in the world, the LA Art Show brings together the largest grouping of Chinese, Korean and Japanese dealers outside of Asia, exemplifying how the city of Los Angeles is spearheading the global art scene. This year, the fair’s board of directors has placed a new focus on post-war modern and contemporary artwork.

Chong-Il Woo, Joseon Dynasty Royal family series, Empress 9-4, 105 cm x 147 cm, 2014. Courtesy Art All Ways.
Gary Lang, Water Twister, 2010. Courtesy Ace Gallery.

This year’s show will feature the most international list of exhibitors to date, with more than 100 leading galleries from 18 countries. Ace Gallery, Art All Ways, Fine Art Maya, Gallery Fukuda (Japan), Gallery Koo (South Korea), Jane Kahan Gallery, K+Y Gallery (France), Knupp Gallery (Czech Republic), Other Criteria, Pigment Gallery (Spain), Rehs Contemporary, Sconci Art Gallery (UAE), and many more of the world’s leading modern and contemporary dealers will be exhibiting exceptional offerings totaling 20,000 works. "Ample" doesn’t quite convey the astounding 150,000 square feet of exhibition space at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Soile Yli-Mayry, Life in Glass Cabinet, 2015. Oil on linen, 43 x 51 in. Courtesy Walter Wickiser Gallery.

Lance Rehs, Vice President and Director of New York-based Rehs Contemporary, says, “Not many people look forward to the winter, but this time of the year means the LA Art Show is fast approaching. We were one of the 14 dealers that participated in the inaugural show in 1995, and now with more than 100 international dealers and crowds upwards of 50,000 visitors, the LA Art Show makes this the most exciting time of the year at Rehs Contemporary… and it doesn’t hurt to escape the cold for a few days.”

Tony South, Scholars, 2016. Oil and acrylic on canvas, 43 x 43 inches. Courtesy Rehs Contemporary.


Sculptural works by NONOS will be exhibited by Fine Art Maya at the show this year. Austrian sisters Mercedes and Franziska Welte are the duo behind NONOS. The sisters say, "Our sculptures portray super-sensible yet still natural femininity with a great expression of freedombut above all they incarnate the unlimited joy of life and "the lightness of being," a factor which has become vitally important, particularly in the recent times we live in. As artists, we feel responsible to present and translate this into our creations."


Among the prestigious art institutions participating in the expanded 22nd edition of the show are The Broad, The Getty, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), and the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA). The Broad will provide guided tours of its current exhibition, Creature, an installation of more than 50 works presenting approaches to figuration and representations of the self. LACMA will present Fragments from Home, a special exhibition comprising of three performance/installation pieces by American octogenarian artist Raphael Montañez Ortiz and a still-life mural piece by Ramiro Gomez entitled Cut-Outs.


Dialogs LA is a series of high-level talks and topical panel discussions featuring some of the art world’s most prominent artists, collectors, museum directors, curators, and luminaries. For its fourth edition, the discourse of Dialogs LA will be anchored by a thematic focus on Latin American art. A Conversation on Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA will discuss the major initiative of more than seventy exhibitions and programs across Southern California exploring Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with the city of Los Angeles, beginning in September 2017. The panel will be moderated by Idurre Alonso and include three curators—David Evans Frantz, Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, and Irene Tsatsos—and one artist featured in two Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibitions, Clarissa Tossin. The discussion will take place on Friday, January 13 at 1:00pm.

Carlos Grasso, 9 BLACK Statements, 2016. Mixed media - one composite whole of nine 16 x 16” panels, not sold separately. Photos by Carlos Grasso, 2016. Part of Ping Pong 2017, a multi-destination, cross-cultural collaboration featuring artists from Los Angeles, Miami and Basel at the LA Art Show.
Gina M, Basket Case, 2015. High fired hollow ceramic with moveable twine limb joints, 12 x 19 x 20 in. Part of Ping Pong 2017, a multi-destination, cross-cultural collaboration featuring artists from Los Angeles, Miami and Basel at the LA Art Show.

This year, the LA Art Show will be launching ROOTS, an exclusive curated section of historical dealers from the old Los Angeles Fine Art Show. These dealers will present exhibitions of 18th-Century European, Contemporary Realism, California Plein Air and Hudson River School paintings.


The Opening Night Preview and Premiere Party on Wednesday, January 11 will be benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the third consecutive year. Attendees will be the first to preview the works exhibited by top galleries around the world while enjoying culinary creations and specialty beverages from the city’s finest restaurants.

This sculpture by NONOS is called Charlotte, and is made out of fiberglass, different metals, and painted with non-fading pigments. Austrian sisters Mercedes and Franziska Welte, the duo behind NONOS, combine joie de vivre with dynamic female forms in their sculptural creations. Their work will be exhibited at the LA Art Show by Fine Art Maya.

The LA Art Show is produced by Kim Martindale and presented by the Palm Beach Show Group. A one day pass is $30, and four day pass is $60. If you purchase either type of pass online in advance of the show, you can receive a $5 discount. To learn more about the LA Art Show, visit

Brett Hammond, I Just Need Some Space. Oil based acrylic and spray paint on canvas, LG 30 x 30. Courtesy Art All Ways.