Event Calendar

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December 12, 2019 Profiles in History

Comic & Illustration Art: The Property of a Distinguished American Collector

Over 200 lots of iconic original artwork from the biggest names and brightest talents in the field. Including Bernie Wrightson's magnum opus, the wraparound cover to the 1983 Marvel edition of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein, as well as work by Frank Frazetta, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, R. Crumb, Will Eisner, John Byrne, John Buscema, and many, many more.

11am

Auction previews (by appointment only)

Profiles in History
26662 Agoura Road

Calabasas, CA

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Auctions West
December 14, 2019 Heritage Auctions - Beverly Hills

Animation Art
Sale #7216

Bidding Begins Approx. November 25th

Full Preview:
December 12th - 14th

Heritage Auctions - Beverly Hills
9478 West Olympic Blvd., 1st Floor

Beverly Hills, CA

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Auctions West
January 15, 2020 Palm Leaf Stories

An evening of storytelling by co-curators Mary Austin and Betsy Davids, drawing upon the time-honored stories told through images in this exhibition's palm leaf work, as well as stories from their travels in
search of this work through India, Bali, Sri Lanka, Burma (Myanmar), and Thailand.

6pm - 8pm

*****
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EXHIBITION: Turning Over An Old Leaf: Contemporary Palm Leaf Work in South and Southeast Asia

Oct 25th, 2019 - Jan 19, 2020:

OPENING RECEPTION: Fri, Oct 5th 6pm - 8pm

For centuries, incising text and images by hand on stacks of dried palm leaves was a dominant way of making books in many parts of South and Southeast Asia. This exhibition looks at new directions in palm leaf work now that printed editions on paper have superseded most of the historical functions of palm leaf manuscripts. Contemporary examples of artworks, manuscripts, and book-like structures from India, Bali, Sri Lanka, Burma (Myanmar), and Thailand will explore current practices of palm leaf work, alongside samples of manuscripts from the historical traditions. The works in the exhibition draw upon multiple research trips by Mary Austin and Betsy Davids.

*****
Studio In a Suitcase: Conservation With Limited Resources

Wed, Dec 11th 6pm - 8pm

Karen Zukor of Zukor Art Conservation specializes in the repair and preservation of art and artifacts on paper - prints, drawings, watercolors, pastels, documents, maps, manuscripts, and rare books. This presentation will focus on the paper conservation and preservation work Karen has undertaken in Haiti and India, as well as some of the challenges of working outside of one’s own studio.

San Francisco Center for the Book
375 Rhode Island Street

San Francisco, CA

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December 11, 2019 Studio In a Suitcase: Conservation With Limited Resources

Karen Zukor of Zukor Art Conservation specializes in the repair and preservation of art and artifacts on paper - prints, drawings, watercolors, pastels, documents, maps, manuscripts, and rare books. This presentation will focus on the paper conservation and preservation work Karen has undertaken in Haiti and India, as well as some of the challenges of working outside of one’s own studio.

6pm - 8pm

*****
RELATED PROGRAMS:

EXHIBITION: Turning Over An Old Leaf: Contemporary Palm Leaf Work in South and Southeast Asia

Oct 25th, 2019 - Jan 19, 2020:

OPENING RECEPTION: Fri, Oct 5th 6pm - 8pm

For centuries, incising text and images by hand on stacks of dried palm leaves was a dominant way of making books in many parts of South and Southeast Asia. This exhibition looks at new directions in palm leaf work now that printed editions on paper have superseded most of the historical functions of palm leaf manuscripts. Contemporary examples of artworks, manuscripts, and book-like structures from India, Bali, Sri Lanka, Burma (Myanmar), and Thailand will explore current practices of palm leaf work, alongside samples of manuscripts from the historical traditions. The works in the exhibition draw upon multiple research trips by Mary Austin and Betsy Davids.

*****
Palm Leaf Stories

Wed, Jan 15th, 2020 6pm - 8pm

An evening of storytelling by co-curators Mary Austin and Betsy Davids, drawing upon the time-honored stories told through images in this exhibition's palm leaf work, as well as stories from their travels in
search of this work through India, Bali, Sri Lanka, Burma (Myanmar), and Thailand.
*****

San Francisco Center for the Book
375 Rhode Island Street

San Francisco, CA

More info
Other Events West
April 3, 2020 - April 5, 2020 The LA Art Book Fair

The LAABF is among the leading international gatherings for the arts publishing community, providing a platform for artists and publishers to connect with audiences and circulate their work in a dynamic environment. The LA Art Book Fair is the companion fair to Printed Matter's annual NY Art Book Fair.

Held over three days in downtown Los Angeles, LAABF 2020 will welcome hundreds of exhibitors from around the world, including a broad range of artists and collectives, small presses, institutions, galleries, rare and out of print booksellers, and distributors. With a commitment to diversity and representation, the event will serve as an open meeting place for an extended community art book enthusiasts, as well as a site for dialog and exchange around all facets of arts publishing. A full calendar of free educational programming, book signings, artist-led events, performances, special exhibitor projects, and much more, will take place over the Fair weekend.

Opening Night: Thu, April 2nd

Free admission, open to the public

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 N. Central Avenue

Los Angeles, CA

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Art/Antiques Fairs West