Laguna Art Museum
California Cool Art Auction
Kenton Nelson has donated an original oil painting to support the Laguna Art Museum. Live bidding begins Saturday, Feb 1 @ 8:00pm PST
Art Palm Springs
Art Palms Springs returns to the Palm Springs Convention Center for its ninth edition on Thursday, February 13th through Monday, February 17th, coinciding with Palm Spring’s perennial favorite event – Modernism Week. As the Southwest’s premiere fair, which attracts 15,000 guests yearly and growing in attendance (up 25% last year), Art Palms Springs is a staple in the art calendar because of its burgeoning international community of art galleries and dealers showing Post-War and Contemporary Art. Art Palm Springs also brings together a wide-variety of educational and social programming and events, including its notable awards.
The Broad Honors John Baldessari
John Baldessari: Original, Controversial, Formidable, Intelligent
John Baldessari (1931-2020) made art for 50 years, mainly in Los Angeles, where he was considered essential to the city’s significance as a contemporary art capital. He developed a conceptual approach to art that played with and studied the conventions and pieties of being an artist. His art is known for its deep intelligence as well as its humor, often placing images from popular culture in dialogue with principles and themes from art history. The innovations of Baldessari’s work can be found running through so many of the works in the Broad collection, especially in the practices of Sherrie Levine, Glenn Ligon, Robert Longo, and Cindy Sherman. We are proud to have more than 40 of his works in our collection.
In addition to being a wonderful artist, Baldessari was a dynamic and influential teacher. He taught at UC San Diego, CalArts, and UCLA, and many of his students appear in the Broad collection, including Ericka Beckman, Eric Fischl, Jack Goldstein, Elliott Hundley, Mike Kelley, Tony Oursler, and David Salle.
We are fortunate that his legacy will endure in the many museum collections that feature his work, including The Broad. We will miss his distinctive presence and generous heart.
FRIEZE WEEK EVENT: The Un-Private Collection Featuring Christopher Wool and Kim Gordon
Broad collection artist Christopher Wool’s most recognizable images employ texts including cultural idioms or song lyrics.
On Saturday, February 15, as part of Frieze Week, join us for an in-depth conversation with the artist, Kim Gordon (the bassist of the legendary rock band Sonic Youth), and John Corbett (music critic, record producer, curator, and gallerist).
Gagosian in the News
Gagosian will launch its latest Online Viewing Room in anticipation of Frieze Los Angeles, with available works by Chris Burden, Alex Israel & Bret Easton Ellis, Neil Jenney, Albert Oehlen, Chris Ofili, David Reed, Ed Ruscha, Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri, Tatiana Trouvé, and Jonas Wood.
Many of the artworks included in this virtual presentation consider the political, geographical, and social landscapes of Los Angeles. For instance, a key example from Ed Ruscha’s series Metro Plots (1998–), depicting a Los Angeles intersection from an elevated viewpoint in a neutral palette, will be offered. Also included is Chris Burden’s powerful and politically charged oversize L.A.P.D. Uniform, from 1993, which reflects on the Rodney King trial and the Los Angeles riots of 1992, and serves as commentary on the complicated relationship between the public and authority even today.
Informational text and video related to each work will be a click away, and gallery directors and specialists will be available twenty-four hours a day for consultation. During this brief period, collectors all over the world will have the opportunity to access desirable and important works by these influential contemporary artists.
With this unique online platform, Gagosian continues to innovate in the digital marketplace. The launch of the Online Viewing Room in 2018 marked the first occasion on which the gallery publicly listed prices at the highest levels of the market. A key achievement of the platform was its public anticipation of the upward trajectory in Albert Oehlen’s market; in March 2019, the artist’s auction record at the time was surpassed through the sale, less than two hours after the site went live, of a painting valued at $6 million. In October 2019, Gagosian collaborated with Sterling Ruby to develop an online presentation that radically expanded the scope of how artists can tell their stories and convey their visions directly to a global audience. These unprecedented successes have forged new ground, dramatically changing the landscape of the online art marketplace.
Online Viewing Room opens:
12:00am HKT on Monday, February 10 (Hong Kong)
6:00pm EET on Sunday, February 9 (Athens)
5:00pm CET on Sunday, February 9 (Basel, Geneva, Paris, and Rome)
4:00pm GMT on Sunday, February 9 (London)
11:00am EST on Sunday, February 9 (New York)
8:00am PST on Sunday, February 9 (Los Angeles and San Francisco)
Online Viewing Room closes:
3:59pm HKT on Thursday, February 20 (Hong Kong)
9:59am EET on Thursday, February 20 (Athens)
8:59am CET on Thursday, February 20 (Basel, Geneva, Paris, and Rome)
7:59am GMT on Thursday, February 20 (London)
2:59am EST on Thursday, February 20 (New York)
11:59pm PST on Wednesday, February 19 (Los Angeles and San Francisco)
Frieze: Los Angeles
Backlot Program: Frieze Film & Talks, Artist Street Fair and Restaurants
Program-only tickets give access to a world’s of art in the backlot of Paramount Pictures Studios. Discover Frieze Film & Talks, curated by Venus Lau and featuring films by Cao Fei, Wong Ping, Sophia Al-Maria & Victoria Sin, Jon Rafman and many more. This year’s program focuses on themes of visibility and invisibility – and LA as the perfect meeting place. On Saturday, February 15, be sure to catch a special screening of Matthew Barney’s new film Redoubt, followed by a Q&A with Shari Frilot. Accompanying the screenings, talks program and Frieze Projects, an artist driven street fair will offer a taste of artist initiatives across LA and accessible ways of supporting them, including Artists for Democracy, re:la, Queen of Angels, ForYourArt, amongst others.
From February 14 to 16, Frieze Projects at Frieze Los Angeles takes over the New York City streets backlot of Paramount Pictures Studios with 16 artist interventions by ground-breaking figures including, Barbara Kasten, Gabriella Sanchez, Gary Simmons and Lorna Simpson, alongside film screenings, talks, poetry readings, restaurant pop-ups, and artist-led enterprises. Experience Frieze’s curated backlot program with Program-only tickets.
Frieze Week is a city-wide encounter with international art. From February 10 to 16, don’t miss our public art project with Barbara Kruger, major museum exhibitions featuring Paul McCarthy, Julie Mehretu, George Rodriguez and Betye Saar and special performances by Gerard & Kelly and the LA Philharmonic. ForYourArt has also made curated routes to explore LA’s best art spaces.
Frieze adds, “Don’t miss any of the program’s highlights with a Backlot Tour, daily Friday to Sunday at 3.30pm. Please note, tour tickets must be purchased in addition to an admission ticket.”
LA Art Show: Opening Night Gala
Benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
For the sixth year in a row, LA Art Show’s Opening Night Preview and Premiere Party, which will be held on February 5, 2020, will celebrate the evening with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, donating a portion of the evening’s ticket sales to St. Jude’s life-saving initiatives. Last year, the opening night gala was attended by more than 7,000 VIPs and hosted by Kate Beckinsale and Art Ambassador Gavin Rossdale. Previous ambassadors have included Jon Hamm, Anne Hathaway, and Emma Roberts.
About the LA Art Show
The LA Art Show creates one of the largest international art fairs in the United States providing an exciting, immersive, insider art experience to sponsors, their select guests and VIP clients. The show attracts an elite roster of national and international galleries, acclaimed artists, highly regarded curators, architects, design professionals, and discerning collectors.
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