Issue #82  12/10/2004
Photo LA Coming Up: a Preview and a Discount For Our Readers

Photo LA 2005, the 14th annual Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition will be held January 20-23, 2005 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica, CA.

More than 80 galleries and private dealers from across the country and around the globe will participate in the largest and longest running photographic art exhibition in the West.

The photographic art, from the earliest 19th-century photographic experiments to the contemporary photography and photo-based art, will be exhibited for sale. Last year's event saw record attendance, attracting over 7,500 visitors.

The opening night reception will take place on Thursday, January 20, 2004, from 6 to 9 pm. The proceeds will benefit the Photographic Arts Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Tickets to the gala celebration are fifty dollars and may be purchased at the door on the evening of the event or through LACMA. To place ticket orders please call 1-323-932-5846 after Wednesday, December 15, or email eschillo@lacma.org . Additionally, order forms for tickets can be accessed via http://www.stephencohengallery.com/artfairs/PHOTOLA05/PLA2005.html and faxed directly to the LACMA Photography Dept. at 1-323-857-4792.

Collecting seminars and lecture panels will be held Friday, January 21 through Sunday, January 23.

Collecting seminar leaders include: Rick Wester, director of photographs at Phillips de Pury, Anne Wilkes Tucker, curator of photography at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and Mary Virginia Swanson, author and consultant for M.V. Swanson & Associates. Seminars are conducted at 9 am before the show's public hours, and are limited to 30 people. Reservations are required. Please call for a schedule of events. Tickets are $70 per seminar and include a three-day pass to Photo LA.

Lectures and panels are $10 each. On Saturday, January 22 at 10 am, this year's special panel will be "Collecting in the 21st Century". There will be a lively discussion by the panel members on the issues facing collectors at every level in today's exploding photography marketplace. The panel is hosted by Jori Finkel, noted editor and critic (Art & Auction and Art in America). The panelists include: Bruce Berman, film producer and photography collector; Dan Greenberg, businessman, philanthropist and photography collector; Joshua Holdeman, worldwide director of photographs at Christie's; Michael Wilson, film producer and writer, and founder of the Wilson Center for Photography; and Tim Wride, curator, and executive director of the No-Strings Foundation.

Regular exhibition hours for this multi-dealer show are Friday, January 21 and Saturday, January 22, noon to 7 pm, and Sunday, January 23, noon to 6 pm. Tickets are $20 for a one-day pass and $30 for a three-day pass and can be purchased at the door or through the Stephen Cohen Gallery. Readers of this newsletter can take $7 off of the one-day ticket, or $10 off of the three-day ticket by showing this page at the ticket booth.

For further information contact Stephen Cohen Gallery, 7358 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036, phone: 1-323-937-5525 or visit the website at http://www.stephencohengallery.com/artfairs/PHOTOLA05/PLA2005.html .