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PHOTO L.A. 2013

Posted on December 19, 2012 by admin

Since 1992, Photo L.A. has been a crucial event for the Los Angeles Art Scene and international collectors. Held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, a fabulous sleek building constructed in 1958 that hosted the Academy Awards from 1961 till 1967, Photo L.A. had been seeing exhibitions of over 300 galleries, private dealers, publishers. It gave voice to more than 200 lectures and launched talents living in the City Of Angels that are now working globally. The “fair”, if we can call it like that, has been so important for the city that has influenced the transforming art/photography landscape of Los Angeles itself and it’s not only a cool event for photography lovers, it’s actually the best Californian platform for meeting gallerists, artists, collectors. The very rich program includes conferences with Birtt Salvesen of LACMA discussing about Robert Mappelthorpe and James Crump, Chief Curator at Cleveland Museum Of Art plus Ivan Shaw’s (Photography Director at Vogue Magazine) round table discussion on Art In Fashion. Other illuminating conferences about collecting, how to do it properly and why starting will span during the 4 days of the event. Visit Photo L.A. website for detailed program and list of galleries.


© Bill Eppridge, John Lennon on the train from New York to Washington for the Beatles concert at Washington Coliseum, Feb. 11,1964- Monroe Gallery of Photography