3021 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, California 90405

photo l.a. 2008
Friday, January 11 and Saturday, January 12, noon to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 13, noon to 6:00 p.m.

3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90405
CONTACT: Tim Fleming
Tel: 323.937.4659, fax: 323.937.5523
E-mail, [email protected]
Web site, http://www.artfairsinc.com
Press Contact: Jeannine Schechter
E-mail, [email protected]
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New Location to Accommodate More Art, Larger Crowds During Golden Globes Week

Legendary Architectural Photographer Julius Shulman to Be Honored at Opening Night Reception to Benefit Photography Department of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

(Los Angeles, CA) January 2, 2008 – artfairs inc. is pleased to announce that photo l.a. 2008, the 17th Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition and the largest exhibition of its kind in the United States, will take place January 10-13, 2008. artfairs inc. also announces that this highly anticipated event—popular among collectors and curators alike—is moving to a larger location for 2008: the 35,000 square foot Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport.

Located at 3021 Airport Avenue in Santa Monica, Barker Hangar will comfortably accommodate a crowd in excess of 10,000 people—a necessity as photo l.a. has become one of the country’s most popular art fairs and will coincide with Golden Globes week in January 2008. The new event space will allow for larger booths and an improved lighting system, producing a clean, modern backdrop against which to display more photo-based art, including digital and video art, than ever before.

Created by Stephen Cohen, producer of the highly acclaimed art fairs photo MIAMI and ART LA, photo l.a. will feature the finest photographic art on display and for sale, from the earliest 19th-Century photographic experiments to the most contemporary photography and photo-based art. Seventy of the world’s leading galleries and private dealers representing international and U.S. artists will display work at photo l.a. 2008. Participating Los Angeles exhibitors include Craig Krull Gallery, Peter Fetterman Gallery, and Stephen Cohen Gallery. Chicago and New York galleries participating in the exhibition include ClampArt, Gitterman Gallery, Andrea Meislin Gallery and Stephen Daiter Gallery. International galleries Galeria Sicart of Spain, Gallery19/21 of France, and Monte Clark Gallery of Vancouver and Toronto also will participate in the fair.

“Los Angeles is home to many artists—a major creative center in terms of the production of photography and photo-based art,” says Stephen Cohen, producer of photo l.a., owner of the Stephen Cohen Gallery in Los Angeles, and co-owner of the Cohen Amador Gallery in New York. “photo l.a. 2008 presents an international array of galleries, artists, curators, collectors, critics and art enthusiasts with an opportunity to enjoy the best photography that our city and the world have to offer. It will be a major cultural event in the Los Angeles fine art landscape.”

Highlights of the exhibition will include works by world-renowned contemporary artists including Masao Yamamoto, Chris Jordan, James Fee, William Eggleston, and Luis Gonzalez Palma. Works by photography luminaries Eugene Atget, Brassai, Dorothea Lange, Julius Shulman, Aaron Siskind, Walker Evans, Irving Penn, Diane Arbus, Weegee, Josef Sudek, Edward Weston, Edmund Teske, Henry Callahan and Ansel Adams also will be on display

At the opening night reception scheduled for Thursday, January 10 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., artfairs inc. and photo l.a. 2008 will welcome to Los Angeles the new department head and Curator of Photography at LACMA, Charlotte Cotton. The evening’s festivities also will present the perfect occasion to honor renowned architectural photographer Julius Shulman who will be presented with photo l.a.’s inaugural lifetime achievement award in association with Center—a nonprofit organization that honors, supports and provides opportunity for gifted and committed photographers. Proceeds from the opening night reception will benefit the Photography Department of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

In conjunction with photo l.a. 2008, a diverse array of affiliated lectures and seminars as well as a gallery exhibition will be held January 11-13, 2008. On January 11, Center will host a portfolio viewing of the work of 75 emerging and cutting-edge photographers on the cusp of wider recognition. From January 11-13, prospective buyers can take advantage of three collecting seminars—guided tours of the exhibition held before public hours and led by Charlotte Cotton, Dale Stulz and John Bennette. On January 12, LACMA will highlight the extraordinary range of contemporary photography in Los Angeles by curating a series of Conversations with Artists including Charles Gaines and Andrea Bowers, Charlie White and Jeff Burton, Judy Fiskin and John Divola, Ken Gonzales-Day and Connie Samaras, and James Welling and Mark Wyse. And on January 13, book collector and gallery owner Paul Kopeikin will lead a panel discussion devoted to books on photography, and exhibition honoree Julius Shulman will engage in a thought-provoking conversation with Wim DeWitt.

The photo l.a. 2008 exhibition will be open to the public Friday, January 11 and Saturday, January 12 from noon to 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, January 13 from noon to 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 for a one-day pass and $30 for a three-day pass. Tickets to the opening benefit reception on Thursday, January 10, 2008 are $80 (price includes a one-day pass to the show). To order tickets to the benefit reception, send an e-mail the Photography Department of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art at [email protected] or contact the event hotline at (323) 932-5846. The ticket price for the Conversation with Julius Shulman, as well the Sunday morning seminar on book collecting, is $10. On-site collecting seminars are $80 (price includes a three-day pass and catalog). The Conversations with Artists series of lectures is co-sponsored with LACMA and is free to the public. All exhibition, lecture and benefit reception tickets are available for purchase at the door or in advance. Seminar tickets should be purchased in advance. Members of the Writers Guild of America are eligible for a free one-day pass to photo l.a. 2008. AARP and student discounts for the fair are available with valid I.D. For additional information on photo l.a. 2008, the opening benefit reception, affiliated lectures, seminars and gallery shows, locations of events, and advance ticket sales, visit http://www.artfairsinc.com.

Official Website: http://artfairsinc.com/photola/2008/

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