As we walked out the elevators last week to head into the main exhibition hall for Art Platform, something caught out attention in the side atrium. Imagine our surprise and delight as our eyes laid on Ai Weiwei’s Snake Bag, one of his most moving and intriguing works. The undulating 55 feet long serpent is created from 360 children’s backpacks and commemorates the deadly 2008 Sichuan earthquake. When the artist – activist saw the scattered backpacks in the rubble left by the thousands of children […]
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Building on the momentum of high profile projects he has been linked to recently (see Chanel, Heal the Bay, VistaJet, and WeHo Library), street calligraphist RETNA (featured) brought his work to Art Platform over the weekend. Showing with New Image Art, the LA-based writer shared various monochromatic large scale works on paper and canvas with fairgoers. More photos after the jump taken for us by Carlos Gonzalez.
Late Friday afternoon, AM stopped by the vernissage for Art Platform’s debut in Los Angeles. The new event, which looks to become the preeminent art fair in the LA area, is the sister fair to New York’s annual Armory Show. Although it did not attract as many blue-chip galleries as the Big Apple’s version, it was nevertheless an impressive start and we look forward to following the growth and expansion of the event in years to come. Standouts for us include a mermaid drawing from […]