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World Wide Art, Los Angeles, California

Premiering this week is a brand new contemporary art show in downtown Los Angeles at the Convention Center located right across from the famous Staples Center sports arena on South Figueroa Street. Organized by Santa Barbara promoter Thomas Tunberg, this start up fair attracted strong exhibitors from across the globe, including such places as France, Argentina, Japan, Bahrain and China, the latter was extremely well represented here. Also on hand were numerous art galleries and artists from the United States including natives of Los Angeles and New York.

As to be expected for an art show on its maiden run, the works were not super expensive, with the vast offerings being somewhere between $1,000 and $50,000 in price. However unlike the now dormant 19th century art market where as "Brown remains down" the young collectors remain engaged especially with contemporary art. This type of offering is the current state of the art market, and its future. Young collectors were seen walking around the show literally using their iPhones to see how a particular painting might look at home when viewed again on the iPhone or a larger screen like a desktop, ultimately to be used as a swath against what ever colors are on the walls of the intended domestic destination.

Worldwide fair 2Opening Night 1201 South Figueroa

Opening night was extremely well attended despite a Los Angeles Kings hockey game going on across the street, as parking is much easier in Los Angeles than back east. The fair remains open for the rest of the weekend, hours are from 10am until 7pm on Friday and Saturday, Sunday from 10am until 5pm

Worldwide fair.3New Zealand Sculptor John Wolter admires his creations

Worldwide fair.4Fernando Ferramasca, Escarlata Gallery, Argentina

Worldwide fair.5Artist Ulises Baine, Escarlata Gallery, Argentina

Worldwide fair 6SBC Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

Worldwide fair.6Art Bahrain, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

Worldwide fair.7Rashid bin Kahalifa Al Khalifa, Kingdom of Bahrain

Worldwide fair.8Carlos Gaston Aita, Ciguena Con Ancieno

Worldwide fair.9Arab Modern, Kingdom of Bahrain

Worldwide fair.10Beijing Cai Yu Hin Art Gallery, Beijing, China

Worldwide fair.11Gil ?Cuatrecasas (1935-2004), Rediscovered Masterpieces, New York. NY

Art is not bound by one medium or movement and is pursued regardless of power or profit. In this spirit, World Wide Art Los Angeles will be inclusive of both classic and contemporary art forms, united for the unique purpose of reflecting this moment in art.

Friday, October 17th, 10:00am–7:00pm

Saturday, October 18th, 10:00am–7:00pm

Sunday, October 19th, 10:00am–5:00pm


Los Angeles Convention Center

West Hall A

1201 South Figueroa Street

Los Angeles, CA 90015

About the Author

Robert Alexander Boyle

Robert Alexander Boyle

 Alexander Boyle is a graduate of Trinity College, Hartford, CT where he majored in History. Prior to graduation he co-authored the seminal book Acid Rain in 1983. Alex has worked for the Metropo...