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PRESS RELEASE: July 2, 2009
Contact: Maryam Fesharaki
Los Angeles Art Association / Gallery 825
825 North La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90069
ph: 310.652.8272, fax: 310.652.9251
e-mail: [email protected]
Annual Beneﬁt Auction
August 1, 2009 | One night only
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Los Angeles Art Association, a nationally recognized non-proﬁt art
organization, will launch its 85th anniversary kick-off at its Annual Beneﬁt Auction on August 1, 2009.
The auction, widely embraced by the art community and leading collectors as a showcase of
art trends, will feature more than 100 works by emerging, mid-career artists, as well as celebrated
luminaries including Kehinde Wiley, Richard Artschwager, Ed Moses, Andy Moses, Lita Albuquerque,
Salomon Huerta, Greg Miller, Alex Couwenberg, Lia Halloran and many more.
Hundreds of LA’s most inﬂuential movers and shakers are expected to attend the exclusive
champagne VIP preview featuring food by NOBU and spirits provided by Blue Angel Vodka. The live
auction to be presented by Christie’s Los Angeles President Andrea Fiuczynski will begin promptly
at 7:15pm, and the silent auction closes at 9:30pm. LAAA Executive Director Peter Mays states: “We
are considered by Los Angeles’s leading art galleries to be a major feeder to the gallery scene, so
our auction is a great place to discover emerging talents while they are still very affordable to a broad
base of collectors. Our Annual Beneﬁt Auction also serves as a singularly important survey exhibition
and auction opportunity featuring one of the most compelling pools of emerging talent in the world.”
All proceeds beneﬁt LAAA and Los Angeles’s emerging artist community.
When : Saturday, August 1, 2009 ; 7-10:00pm, VIP Preview 6-7pm.
Tickets : VIP preview: 6-7pm includes Champagne and food by NOBU - $100
General Admission: 7-10pm includes hosted bar - $25
Where : Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Valet parking is available
Space is limited — call 310.652.8272 or e-mail [email protected] to RSVP today!
Each VIP ticket includes a chance to win valuable art and prizes.
VIP entry limited to 500 tickets (winner need not be present).
2009 Beneﬁt Committee: Co-Chairs: Louis Stern and Nancy Kaye. Leslie Adler, Lisa Beagles, Rob Brander, Jade Li
Calacanis, Carolyn Campbell, Andi Campognone- Couwenberg, York Chang, Tanna Frederick, Michael Giliberti, Jane
Glassman, Homeira and Arnold Goldstein, James Groth, Mayor Abbe Land, Lonnie Lardner, Midge Lynn, Kim Martindale,
Felicity Nove, Ruthie Paniagua, Melissa J. Pugash, Joanna Scott & Ryan Scott, Catherine L. Seward, Wendy Simmons,
Thaddeus Hunter Smith, Agapi Stassinopoulos, Maria Tanquary, William Turner, Paige Wery, Cynthia White and Jae Yang.
About: Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) is a 501(c)(3) nonproﬁt organization whose mission is to provide opportunities, resources,
services and exhibition venues for emerging Los Angeles artists of all media. LAAA began as a civic art institution in the 1920s, connecting
elite art interests to Hollywood collectors, emerging after World War II as the center of Los Angeles modernism and ﬁnally becoming the
city’s nexus for emerging artists of all media. LAAA serves as a dynamic force for contemporary ideas, outreach, and community.
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L A’ S MON T HLY MAGA Z INE O F AND FO R T HE AR T S