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LA Art Show and Los Angeles Fine Art Show 2016 – my favorites

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LA Art Show 2016

It’s no secret that I love art. And as I’ve said many times before, I even appreciate art I don’t like. It all opens up my brain to creative ideas and that can’t be a bad thing.

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So I was able to snag a complimentary ticket to the LA Art Show 2016 combined with the Los Angeles Fine Art Show.

LA Art Show 2016

Thursday morning I took the Expo Line train to the Pico Station which is just a couple of blocks walk from the LA Convention Center in downtown LA.

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Some of the art seemed to be very commercial, some was just plain puzzling. Just my opinion.

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But there were many pieces I found inspirational and enjoyable.

LA Art Show 2016

I am a big fan of kippers. I grew up in England eating these delectable smoked herrings. Now it is a great treat for me to eat lunch at Langersย Deli and order the kippers with onions and scrambled eggs. Oh heaven! So, naturally, I enjoyed this photo. Not sure these are herrings but close enough!

LA Art Show 2016

I enjoy abstract art. I can’t explain why certain works appeals to me and others don’t. It’s an emotional reaction.

LA Art Show 2016

I’ve attended this show several times over the years. As always, there was plenty of variety.

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LA Art Show 2016

Everything from the fantastical to the very simple.

LA Art Show 2016

Everything I am showing you here are the pieces I related to in some way.

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LA Art Show 2016

I was really trying to limit this post to my to ten favorites. But obviously that was not possible! I’m sure if this was your blog post you would have a totally different list of images… that is what is so wonderful about art… different people have different reactions.

LA Art Show 2016

I couldn’t pick which ones to leave out. Each one is so different and all equally interesting.

LA Art Show 2016

This one is really clever. A map of the Greater Los Angeles area.

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People were going nuts over this sculpture of Frida Kahlo. There seemed to be no middle ground. The opinion was either that it was fabulous on the one hand or really creepy on the other. I thought it was great, like she was there in person.

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All the detail in this fascinated me.

LA Art Show 2016

New York City at night.

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Just the opposite of the big city. This landscape is of Avalon Bay, Santa Catalina Island. I don’t know the exact date this was painted but had to be the early 1900s. If you know Avalon, today you would be looking at the Casino building and a harbor filled with boats. And houses and hotels everywhere. If I had a few extra dollars I would love to have this painting of one of my favorite places before “civilization” arrived!

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The show started the evening before and several pieces already had the red dot indicating they were sold. So that’s a good sign that art is alive and well in LA.

I was happy to be able to spend a couple of hours wandering around with my point & shoot camera taking it all in. Until next year.

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Author: RMW

I am an explorer and creative person. I've had many jobs, careers and interests... everything in life and the universe fascinates me. Born in Brighton, England, I've lived my entire adult life in Los Angeles, California. A few years ago I rediscovered photography which is a great excuse to get outside and look. I'm also in the process of re-writing some of my unpublished short stories and possibly a novel. .

23 thoughts on “LA Art Show and Los Angeles Fine Art Show 2016 – my favorites

  1. I share your thoughts about Art. I too started appreciating Abstract Art after i visited Grounds for Sculpture in New Jersey sometime back. Here’s my post on that:
    https://singhalalok.wordpress.com/2015/05/15/understanding-abstract-art/

    Beautiful works they had in LA…glad you have been visiting it!

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  2. Nice work, Ros. Great art does get one thinking of the possibilities, both inside its parameters and outside into your own world order.

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  3. A wonderful tour of the fine art show, Roslyn! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Thanks for taking us along, Roslyn. I loved the bustling city street piece. Although the sky didn’t look like rain, all of the people were carrying umbrellas.

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  5. Thanks for sharing! Lucky you! I loved the Frieda piece! Art that appeals to me does not have to have a reason. I like what I like. You did an excellent job of bringing this art to us! I have always enjoyed the art in LA but have not been there in years.

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  6. Wow Roslyn, this has been delightful, thanks so much for sharing!

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  7. It’s always so fun to be able to peek over your shoulder a bit and get a look at the art work. You’re right – that was more than ten! Can’t imagine how hard it would be to narrow it down to only ten. There was a time I didn’t get abstract art, but these days, I’m invariably drawn to it in some form or fashion (although it isn’t the ONLY form of art that I enjoy). I like the way abstract has a way of suggesting, without being direct. I’m also drawn to different textures and colors, depending on the subject matter. Great photos, and thanks for sharing them. I was going to try to pick a favorite, but that’s just not possible. Loved many of them. Thanks again.

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    • One of the reasons I like abstract art is that everybody can interpret ii in their own way… there is no right or wrong. Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. What a diverse collection. I enjoyed my “visit” to the art show. Thanks. I liked the Indian (mix of Native American and Hindu?) temple, the one I think you found puzzling. I could envision myself stepping into it and absorbing the spirit.

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  9. So happy to see what is happening in LA right now! Thank you!

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