The LA Art Show kicked off this week at the LA Convention Center and everyone in town was happy to see the new artists exhibit the creative paintings and sculptures of the post-pandemic world.
Daughter of Supermodel Cindy Crawford, Kaia Gerber hosted the VIP premiere on Opening Night along with stars from Hollywood.
J Sabry gallery in Beverly Hills exhibits some rare Americana art. Leroy Neiman’s bronco Justin’ painting from the 1970s evoked a time gone by, when America was free and wild. Neiman met Hugh Hefner at the Playboy mansion and ended up for decades painting the artwork that printed in the pages of classic Playboy magazines for decades as well as being the official art of the LA Olympics in 1984.
Virginia MacGregor hosted the J Sabry fine art exhibit and told the audience of her years as Salvador Dali’s personal muse. “He always tried to get my clothes off. Once he put his eyes through a peep hole and darted his eyeballs around, and then his mouth with the curly mustache in the hole whispered, ‘Show me your belly button’, and I always replied ‘You first!’.” I asked if he ever disrobed and MacGregor said “Of course not.” Virginia went on to Paris fashion to be a cover model for L’Officiel and Cosmopolitan for Oscar de la Renta, Yves Saint Laurent, and a young Karl Lagerfeld.
Melissa McAvoy, the CEO of Luxury Experiences & Co was out at the show to look for pieces for the upcoming NFL Super Bowl luxury event in Los Angeles. LA Fashion PR was fortunate to work with her and designer Monique Lhuillier with Piaget’s heirloom collection on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California.
The food was catered and mixologists were on hand to kickstart a week of art exhibits in LA. Smiles everywhere as many of the VIP guest have not gone out to public events for a year or more. The positive energy was contagious and we kept the pandemic at bay with masks and fist bumps. Nobody wanted to leave until the exhibit premiere ended. Normally awards season, the Golden Globes were cancelled and this was the first red carpet of the year in LA.
Photography and article by Gene Chang