Art Los Angeles Contemporary Fair opens this week

The Pacific Design Center
The Pacific Design Center

The inaugural Art Los Angeles Contemporary is being held this weekend at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. The fair presents 55 top international blue chip and emerging galleries from around the world, with a strong focus on Los Angeles galleries.

In addition, the fair hosts a comprehensive programming series, including world class artist talks, panel discussions and an artist film screening series all on site at the Pacific Design Center.

Thurs, Jan. 28th 8:30–10:30pm ($30 admission)
Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Ave in West Hollywood

The fair runs through Sun, Jan. 31st – check site for hours/details:  

Purchase tickets for the opening night reception here:

Below are some of the noteworthy events tied into Art Los Angeles Contemporary:
Friday, Jan. 29th 12pm – 6pm
Ferus Gallery (Revisited)
932 La Cienega Ave in Los Angeles
Art Los Angeles Contemporary presents ‘Ferus Gallery Greatest Hits Volume I’ – an exhibition curated by Franklin Parrasch and Tim Nye of art works once installed at the famed Ferus Gallery’s original location on La Cienega Blvd. – featuring w orks by Billy Al Bengston, Craig Kauffman, Ed Kienholz, Ken Price, Ed Ruscha and Andy Warhol, all veterans of the pioneering Ferus years, 1957-66 will be on display in the historic original storefront, which has been restored by Tom Beeton to become a new, yet to be named gallery space in the year ahead – if you are not hip to the history of Ferus, be sure to Google it and do yourself a favor. Legendary the impact they had.
(On view through Jan. 31st)

Friday, Jan. 29th 6-10 pm
Culver City Gallery Tour – Galleries in the Culver City will be open late for visits as part of the Art Los Angeles Contemporary Fair
Participating spaces: Blum & Poe, Cherry and Martin. Honor Fraser. Kim Light/LightBox, David Kordansky, LA><ART, Maloney Fine Art, Nicodim Gallery, Peres Projects, and Susanne Vielmetter 

Sat, Jan. 30th 1-3PM
Book signing with artist Mark Ryden
Art Los Angeles Contemporary @ Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Ave in West Hollywood
The signing will take place at the Artbook booth – locatedo on the 2nd floor of the Pacific Design Center, the blue building, at booth H10 – please be thoughtful of the time allowed for this event and only plan to bring Ryden’s latest book – don’t be a scum and show up with a dozen items that you plan to put up on Ebay later the same night

Sat, Jan. 30th 6–9pm
Chinatown Gallery Tour – Galleries in Chinatown will be open late for visits as part of the Art Los Angeles Contemporary Fair
Participating Spaces: Kathryn Brennan, China Art Objects, The Company, FOCA-Fellows of Contemporary Art, Francois Ghebaly, The Happy Lion, Parker Jones, The Public School, Redling Fine Art, Solway Jones, Thomas Solomon Gallery, and WPA

Overview and further details on all the special events here:

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