Paris Photo 2013 first time in Los Angeles


Hiroshi Sugimoto
Avalon Theater in Catalina Island 1993


Hiroshi Sugimoto
Rialto, Pasadena 1993


Hiroshi Sugimoto
Paramount, Los Angeles 1997


Joanna Burke Art Consultants in Los Angeles visited Paris Photo, an international photo fair that started in 1996. Each year in mid-November at the Grand Palais in Paris, France, the fair brings an international and intellectual crowd to the romantic city of Paris. This time Paris Photo has a new home at the Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles.

For the last six years, this fair has become the destination for collectors of modern and contemporary art. The fair’s programs and events include professional artists, collectors, and institutions with almost seventy-two exhibitors from fourteen countries. Each gallery brings a wide variety of work to showcase the trend in contemporary and modern photography.photo-based work. It is a meeting place of artists, photo professionals, and the international audience of art appreciators.

Joanna Burke Art Consultants in Los Angeles visited this new edition of LA culture and found Fraenkel Gallery’s display of Hiroshi Sugimoto to be one of the best works in the fair. Here are images of the artists work of Avalon Theater in Catalina Island (1993), Rialto in Pasadena (1993), and Paramount in Los Angeles (1997). These images were shown at Paramount of So Cal and to represent specific cinema icons as windows on the acropolis of new media.

Fraenkel Gallery, located in San Francisco, was first established in 1979 and has about three hundred exhibitions to date of mainly photography. Artists and works have included Lee Friedlander, Carleton Watkins, NASA’s photos, Walker Evans, Edward Weston, Eugene Atget, Diane Arbus, Adam Fuss, the Bechers, Sol LeWitt, Diane Arbus, Adam Fuss, Robert Adams, Katy Grannan, Richard Misrach, Richard Learoyd, and Nicholas Nixon.

Hiroshi Sugimoto was born in 1948 in Tokyo, Japan and is based in Tokyo and New York. He is influenced from the writings of André Breton, Marcel Duchamp, Dada and the Surrealists.  The artists main idea is that the medium of photography is like a time machine, a preservation effect of time and memory.