The ‘Littletopa’ family of artists and their gallerists on opening night.
Photos by Birdman
Wednesday night marked the 20th anniversary of LA Art Show, and West Coast artists from all over came to celebrate their largest art fair. The event was co-hosted by Amy Adams, fresh off her Golden Globe win for Best Actress in Big Eyes, where she plays Margaret Keane (Vol 34 cover artist). Margaret Keane is one of hundreds of artists whose art is on display here. Many of them call the ‘Littletopia’ section their “home”. It’s entrance is decorated with a special frosted cake archway by Scott Hove (Hi-Fructose Collected 3), with ‘Littletopia’ written in icing. Their collected styles are colorful, intriguing, playful and provocative, and sometimes cynical- misfits in the world of art welcomed by galleries Sloan Fine Art, Breeze Block, La Luz de Jesus, Last Rites Gallery, Roq La Rue, Spoke Art, Thinkspace Gallery, Varnish Fine Art, and Corey Helford. Curated by Noah Antieau of Red Truck gallery, this year’s component perfectly exemplifies New Contemporary’s ability to push the envelope in theme and ‘how did they do that?’ type of craftsmanship. It’s so extensive that we’ve given this special section it’s own recap. Take a look at our opening night photos below.
LA Art Show is currently on view through Sunday, January 18th, 2015.
Ron English with his art at Corey Helford’s booth.
Greg Escalante of Copro Gallery with sculptor Kazu.
‘Littletopia’ cake-archway artist Scott Hove.
Matt Kennedy of La Luz de Jesus Gallery.
Ken Harman of Spoke Art gallery, with Casey Weldon’s art.
Thinkspace Gallery co-owners Andrew Hosner and Shawn Hosner.
Artists Adam Wallacavage and Natalia Fabia.