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his year’s LA Art Show boasts forty-eight top quality dealers from all over the United States, who pick their finest pieces—cumulatively valued at over $50 million—to grace the John Wooden Center on UCLA’s beautiful sculpture-dotted campus in Los Angeles, California.

Louis Ritman (1889-1963) Lily Garden. Circa 1911. Oil on canvas. Height 32" Width 32". David Findlay, Jr., Inc.

Presented by the Fine Art Dealers Association (FADA), a by-invitation-only professional group whose members guarantee the provenance and authenticity of everything they sell, the show offers a world-class selection of paintings, sculpture, pastels, drawings, and prints.

The show is known for its nineteenth and twentieth century offerings of academic and historically-significant regional art such as the Barbizon School, California’s plein air impressionist artists, Western Americana, the Hudson River School and the Taos Society.

The LA Art Show visitor will also find important modern and contemporary masterworks by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Arthur Dove, Joseph Stella, and Fernand Leger, along with emerging American artists like Robert Kelly.

Franz Bischoff (1864-1929) San Jacinto Mountains. Oil on canvas. Edenhurst Gallery. Height 24" Width 34".

It’s no accident that the LA Art Show is enjoying incresased attendance year after year. The local art scene is bristling with a startling number of both private art galleries and new and refurbished institutions. The Getty Center, with its famous Richard Meyer architecture dominating its Brentwood summit, is probably the most iconographic symbol of LA’s new-found cultural vitality, but a string of other new buildings and renovations compel attention, too: the Skirball Museum, also in Brentwood, the California Science Center in LA’s Exposition Park, the Page Natural History Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits, the historic Getty Roman villa in Malibu (temporarily closed for renovations), the Norton Simon Museum of Art in Pasadena, and the Huntington Library, Art Collection and Gardens.

The LA Art Show’s gala opening reception on September 14, 7:00-10:00 pm, benefits the Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles. The gala features a lavish spread, a dealer’s preview, and celebrity guests, including interior designer James Magni, who is creating special vignettes designed to showcase selected art work.

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