LOS ANGELES—The Airian Dome of Fine Art (ADoFA) and KAZAZ Gallery announced the much anticipated opening of exclusive solo-exhibition “EMIL KAZAZ – One Man Show” to be unveiled at the annual LA Art Show 2013, the most diverse art fair in the world, on January 23, at 7 p.m., at the Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall, Booth 344-445.
While Paris has the Salon, Los Angles has the LA Art Show, history will be made, be a part of it, influence it, shape it and why not let it shape you. Let us take a few hours away from the Ordinary and step into the fascinating world of art, where boundaries are broken without shedding blood or having victims, where the beauty and the hideous somehow magically become synonyms, where no harmony is needed to feel in peace with oneself and the Universe. First time in eighteen years of the show history, amongst more than hundred and twenty prominent global galleries, ADoFA and KAZAZ Gallery will exclusively exhibit the unrivaled artworks of Emil Kazaz, as one and only represented artist of both galleries. The management of the galleries, the exclusive worldwide representative of Emil Kazaz since 2005, cordially invites the art loving public, art students, collectors, dealers, galleries and museums to visit the fabulous, one of the most fascinating and influential events of the year and enjoy the atypical exhibition of Emil Kazaz’s inimitable bronze sculptures, numinous oil paintings, meticulous drawings and mixed media along with the rest of the artworks the participating galleries have to offer.
Allow the master to take you to a world where Judith and Holofernes are reincarnated through a modern lens, feel the morbid eroticism of his eternal heroes and heroines, relate to them, judge them, criticize them, get inspired and why not even agitated. Allow the senses to look beyond the everyday and reflect what is truly inside each and every one of us. Allow yourself what has today become a luxury, admire art, acquire it, share it and pass it on through generations to come. The life of Art depends on its tradition, preservation and appreciation. So it is also our great pleasure to inform you that the Master himself has consciously chosen to step away from his world of mysticism and magic for very practical reasons, to organize and aid art for children, children for art program. For five days, leading galleries from around the world showcase their latest acquisitions at the annual LA Art Show—there’s something for everyone here, from art history majors to avant-garde gallery owners. A ‘Fair-within-a-Fair,’ each section is sharply focused to respect the specific tastes of collectors and the broad sensibilities of the global gallery community, showcasing the highest caliber galleries enhanced by exceptional programming and special exhibitions. While joining us for an evening of creativity and philanthropy, where the LA Art Show brings worldwide attention to the Los Angeles art scene, our Opening Gala Night Premiere Party will embrace Jubilee Celebration of Emil Kazaz’s 60th Birthday and the 35th Anniversary of his continuous triumph and ceaseless creation. Emil Kazaz himself, along with the gallery staff, will welcome the visitors to the Historic and Traditional Contemporary section’s Booth 344-455 for Book Signing, “Meet the Artist – Get the Autograph” and unforgettable Red Carpet photos to make memories last infinitely.
Life without art is a life not worth living. Let us come together for an enchanting evening of high art, appreciation, dialogue and a rare chance to meet the genius who has definitely left his mark on the art by reviving elements of the past, has paved the golden avenues to the future and most importantly has tapped into the subconscious of the observer, stirring emotions beyond any depth or perspective imaginable. The guests of Gala Night will be the first to preview art from the highest caliber galleries, connect with LA’s top collectors, dealers, patrons and benefactors for an event to support bringing kids to art and art to kids. The generosity of the invitees has the power to deliver creative inspiration and joy to medically fragile children and transport students to the magical world of a preeminent museum. For the price of a Gala ticket to the must-attend event of the year, the honorable Gala Guests will enjoy culinary, visual, and cultural delights, specialty beverages courtesy of L.A.’s finest restaurants, support this year’s beneficiary and a child will be transformed by the power of art.
The 18th Annual Los Angeles Art Show is one of the oldest and longest running venues for historic, contemporary, modern and traditional art in the country. Over fifty thousand culture hounds and art buffs flock to the LA Art Show each year, which offers five days of exhibits. Designed with the serious collector in mind, the show is entirely unique in the art world, providing attendees with a complete art experience through an expansive breadth of galleries, which bring together works of contemporary, historic, and print genres. Moreover, the show will provide a large platform for the visitors and exhibitors to meet and discuss the magic of art and achieve quality professional and emotional bonding. The 2012 show hosted more than hundred and twenty high-end galleries from around the globe and drew more than fifty thousand visitors. Some of the early artworks of Emil Kazaz were featured in the Modern and Contemporary Section and turned out to be one of the highlights of the entire LA Art Show 2012. This year, in the Historic and Traditional Contemporary Section of LA Art Show 2013, the management of ADoFA and KAZAZ Gallery, the exclusive worldwide representative of Emil Kazaz since 2005, will showcase the new era of the Master’s latest awarded works, his new bronze sculptures and oil paintings which have never been exhibited before. Airian Dome of Fine Art and Kazaz Gallery will offer its guests a rare glimpse into the world of timeless classical, as well as contemporary elements and subjects.
This year’s show is divided into three separate sections: Modern & Contemporary section; the Historic & Traditional Contemporary section; and the Los Angeles IFPDA Fine Print Fair. The Modern & Contemporary Section ranges from legends of the past such as Pablo Picasso and Salvatore Dali to the art stars of today such as Damien Hirst and David Bailey. Exhibitors include Paul Stolper Contemporary Art, Cernuda Arte, FL; Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art, CA; Latin American Masters; Denis Bloch Fine Arts, CA and Timothy Yarger Fine Arts, CA. The Historic & Traditional Contemporary section groups galleries that focus on historic works with their contemporary counterparts that embrace traditional techniques. This section features more than fifty top galleries showcasing representational works from across time periods featuring the works of Degas, Renoir, Picasso, Dali, Rodin, Van Gough, Jan van Beers, Jesie Arms Botke, Jules Dupre, Henrie Lebasque, Franz Bischoff, Allison Skinner, Malcolm T. Liepke, Francis Livingston, Vladimir Sorin, Emil Kazaz, to name but a few. It includes George Stern Fine Art, CA; Willow Gallery, UK; Redfern Gallery, CA; Galerie Michael, CA; Schiller & Bodo, NY and China-based Trustwin Gallery, Airian Dome of Fine Art, CA and Kazaz Gallery, CA. The LA IFPDA Fine Print Fair spans many different styles and eras including Old Masters, German Expressionist, Antique and modern Japanese, 18th and 19th century European, 19th-century American, American Regionalist, Latin-American, and Modern Works to Contemporary Masterworks and new editions. Print dealers include The Verne Collection, OH; Roger Genser-The Prints & The Pauper, CA: Tobey C. Moss Gallery, CA; Joel R. Bergquist Fine Arts, CA.
Five Days, Three Distinct Sections and One Incredible Destination
The city of Los Angeles, long recognized as the entertainment capital of the world is now taking it’s place as a cultural Mecca, boasting over 300 museums, dozens of distinct ethnic communities, a paradise of perfect weather and one of the world’s largest economies. The LA Art Show is strategically located at the city’s epicenter where the worlds of music, sports, art and theater converge at the highest level. Our home, the Award winning Los Angeles Convention Center is the region’s most technologically advanced, architecturally pleasing, and functionally superb venues. “The city of Los Angeles has established itself over the last 20 years as one of the most important art centers in the United States and the LA Art Show has been an important factor in making this happen,” stated Kim Martindale, the General Manager of the show for 17 consecutive years, “we believe that the show will flourish under the direction of the Palm Beach Show Group.” “The Los Angeles Art Show is uniquely diverse and is certainly one of the most interesting shows in the world,” stated Scott Diament, CEO of the Palm Beach Show Group. “Our extensive marketing efforts will make an immense impact on the reach and participation associated with this show. We believe we possess all of the elements to take something as great as the LA Art Show and make it exceptional. We would like to thank FADA for developing a world-class event with such a magnetic and international draw. We are confident that under our direction this show will be taken to the next level.”
Art has a rich past and the LA Art Show proudly provides the proper setting for collectors to purchase, view rare examples of historic works and discover contemporary pieces that embrace traditional techniques. This new perspective on traditional and historic works fills a noticeable gap in the existing art market. From 18th century European to contemporary realism – from California plain air to the Hudson River School, the Historic and Traditional Contemporary section presents varied yet complementary genres and celebrates artists who continue to explore respected regional styles. As the largest art fair in the West, it will present the art world’s limitless range featuring exhibitors who appreciate the past, embrace the present and forecast the future. This West Coast’s most comprehensive art experience is always a must visit for local collectors. It features a wide variety of art styles across many different price points. The galleries will showcase artworks ranging from Rembrandt to Ruscha and beyond; painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography and video. This year’s event will also be the debut of Dialogs LA, a series of curated lectures at the show featuring gallerist Irving Blum, Collector & Chair of MOCA’s Acquisitions Committee Blake Byrne, one of Art & Antiques top hundred collectors Clifford Einstein, and author Don Thompson among others, Dialogs LA start January 22 and run through Sunday, January 27. This aspiring event will feature universal galleries and programming, including lectures, tours, special exhibits, and must-attend after parties. The LA Art Show kicks-off with an Opening Night Premiere Party hosted by Ali Larter and Hayes MacArthur benefiting The Art of Elysium and the J. Paul Getty Education Department on January 23. After taking in some of the best art from all around world, check out views of LA’s iconic architecture from the rooftop bars Downtown.
The LA Art Show will also present a special exhibition organized by National Base for International Culture Trade (NBFICT) under the commission and guidance of the China Ministry of Culture and Shanghai Municipal Culture Radio and Television Bureau. China: FUSION showcases emerging artists from Mainland China and highlights the artists’ fusion of East and West culture through content and form. Los Angeles Art Show programming is included with show admission.