One of the most renowned fairs in the world – Paris Photo LA 2015 is preparing for its third edition in Los Angeles. After very successful Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2015 art fair, this very unique and original event takes place in the biggest Californian city; a fair that is now in its 18th year, and which takes place twice a year - at the Grand Palais in Paris in the fall and at Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles in the spring. Paris Photo Los Angeles is the US edition of this famous fair that is focusing on the photographic medium. But, it’s not only about photographs, fine art photography and evolution of contemporary photography, but also about moving images and other artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries that are using photography and moving image. And, to be honest, is there a better place for exhibiting amazing photographs and moving images then in one of the central Hollywood’s studios? Paris Photo Los Angeles 2015 exhibitors will present historical and contemporary bodies of works, cutting edge solo shows, and book projects by renowned and emerging artists and their arts in the legendary Paramount Pictures’ soundstages and the New York Street Backlot’s exclusive movie set replicas of NYC streets. In this extraordinary space, 79 premier galleries and specialized book dealers will be present - great opportunity for making contacts. For Los Angeles 2015, a focus will be made on presentations dedicated to the work of one artist with over 30 gallery solo shows, highlighting both the emerging ones and cutting edge young galleries. Exhibitors are coming from 17 countries worldwide (mostly from Europe), and the program itself is divided into several sectors, with the main focus on projects.
Without any doubt, Paris Photo Los Angeles 2015 central events will be focused on solo shows - presentations dedicated to the work of one artist with over 30 gallery solo shows, highlighting both emerging ones and cutting edge young ones. Apart from 23 renowned galleries participating in the Solo Show section, this year there will be also 20 young galleries - exhibitors present, with 16 solo shows, and 25 galleries in Highlight section as well. Be sure to visit the Fabien Castanier booth that will exhibit the work of Canadian photographer, Diana Thorneycroft. Also, some of the highlights of Paris Photo LA 2015 include: Jenkins Johnson presenting Melanie Pullen; Taschen presenting master photographers David Bailey, Anton Corbijn, Gered Mankowitz, Terry Richardson, Dominique Tarléand and Albert Watson; Catherine Edelman Gallery presenting Daniel Beltrá, Floriane de Lassée, Heather Dewey-Hagorg, Ysabel LeMay , Sandro Miller and Gregory Scott; Dillon Gallery presenting Cristina De Middel, Ricardo Cases, and Max Pinckers; and many others.
One of the main features of the Paris Photo Los Angeles fair is its rich additional program (this year as well), with many opportunities for collectors and dealers to make contacts. Apart from amazing list of exhibitors participating in the main program, special SOUND & VISION conversation series about arts will be organized. This program will offer guests a wide array of intellectual perspectives on the use of image from some of the leading international masters and curators working today, with opportunities to make contacts (so the fair is not only about shop and sale). Also, after the success of last year’s UNEDITED! Archives of the Los Angeles PD exhibition, the program returns with CALIFORNIA UNEDITED! unveiling an exceptional collection of 19th century pictures from the R.J. Arnold Archive, curated by Anthony Lepore. This program is not only for the VIP guests, but for every guest as well. Finally, in support of young talent, Paris Photo (with its partner) will present the INTRODUCING! Young California Photographer Award, with J.P. Morgan Private Bank as a partner. The finalists and the award winner will be exhibited at the Fair.
The Paris Photo LA 2015 will take place at Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Guests can buy tickets online. The art fair opens on May 1st, and it will last until May 3rd.
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Daniel Beltra - Greenland #10, 2014/ digital chromogenic dye print
Rolf Sachs - 118.03.2013 / 17:24:20', 2013. digital c-type print mounted on dibond, mirogard glass and framed
R.J. Arnold - Glass Plate 004-‐06 Circa 1886- 1898. Courtesy of El Paso de Robles Area Historical Society
Images in Slider:
Sophie Bramly - The Bronx, 1983, B/ W Photograph
Jeff Divine - 80s Beach Scene, 1987
All images courtesy of Paris Photo LA 2015.
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