The LA Art Show’s Littletopia Will Present MARGARET KEANE With Lifetime Achievement Award, Honor JUXTAPOZ Co-Founder Greg Escalante
December 18, 2017 | Los Angeles, CA – 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. Curated by Red Truck Gallery, Littletopia has showcased some of the fastest rising low-brow and pop art galleries, curators and artists in the world.
In addition to the dozens of exhibitors participating in Littletopia, each year the mini fair is punctuated with an awards ceremony. In 2018, Margaret Keane of iconic “Big Eyes” fame will be honored with a special Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by artist Mab Graves. Keane Eyes Gallery of San Francisco will be exhibiting a retrospective of her career, entitled “Margaret Keane: A Survivor And Woman of Two Centuries.” Graves credits her as one of his biggest creative influences.
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. Juxtapoz Magazine will pay tribute to the icon and his legacy this year throughout the Littletopia fair, including a sponsored bar featuring a site-specific mural by Jillian Evelyn, as well as an altar.
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 on Thursday, January 11, Superchief Gallery will host the official after party at their space in downtown Los Angeles.
Each year, the entrance to the Littletopia art fair is marked by an iconic archway. In 2018, the archway will be produced by Dennis McNett (aka Wolfbat), an internationally renown muralist and installation artist known for his incredible details in his psychedelic style.
Gallery and exhibitor submissions are currently being accepted. For more information please contact [email protected] or call 310.822.9145.
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