Littletopia at LA Art Show 2018
Posted: Jan 01 2018
We're happy to announce our lineup for our third year participating in Littletopia at LA Art Show.
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Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street, West Hall
Thursday, January 11, 2018, 11am – 7pm
Friday, January 12, 2018, 11am – 7pm
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 11am – 7pm
Sunday, January 14, 2018, 11am – 5pm
For the past four years, the Littletopia section of the LA Art Show has been one of the most trafficked areas of the fair, giving space to some of the newest and freshest voices in the contemporary art world. Originally conceived by RED TRUCK GALLERY founder Noah Antieau, Littletopia has grown into a community effort between some of the fastest rising low-brow and pop art galleries and curators in the world.
Boasting the most exhibitors since its inception, including heavy hitters such as MIRUS GALLERY and JONATHAN LEVINE PROJECTS, Littletopia will also be punctuated by an awards ceremony honoring Margaret Keane. Keane, who is famed for her iconic "Big Eyes" portraits, will be presented with a special Lifetime Achievement Award by artist Mab Graves, who credits the nominee with being her biggest creative influence. KEANE EYES GALLERY of San Francisco will also be exhibiting a retrospective of the artists career, entitled “Margaret Keane: A Survivor And Woman of Two Centuries”, at booth #4042.
Instrumental in past Littletopia programming is low-brow pioneer, gallerist and JUXTAPOZ MAGAZINE co-founder Greg Escalante, who passed away unexpectedly earlier this year, sending shockwaves through the entire contemporary art world. This year Littletopia will pay tribute to the icon and his legacy this year throughout the Littletopia fair, including a bar paying homage to his unique style.
For the first time ever, SUPERCHIEF GALLERY LA will participate in the fair. They will be showcasing the centerpiece of their most recent exhibition: a 22 foot long “space boat” created by Bunnie Reiss for her “Space Angels” solo show, made in the memory of the victims of the Ghost Ship art community fire that happened in Oakland last December. After the awards ceremony at 5:30PM on Thursday, January 11, Superchief Gallery will host an official after party at their space in Downtown Los Angeles.
Finally, as in years past, the entrance to the Littletopia art fair will be marked by a specially created and always unique archway. This year, the archway will be produced by our very own Dennis McNett (aka Wolfbat), an internationally renowned muralist and installation artist known for his incredible details in his psychedelic style. Dennis's artwork will be available for sale at our booth, #4038, at the fair.