About the fair
Art Platform - Los Angeles art fair demonstrates the rich and diverse cultural landscape of Southern California and underscores Los Angeles' influential position within the contemporary art world.
Bringing together both local and international artists, dealers, collectors, museums and art enthusiasts that play important roles in the vibrant Southern California art community, Art Platform - Los Angeles emphasizes the increased recognition of greater Los Angeles as an international art capital. In pursuit of such emphasis, Art Platform - Los Angeles 2012 will both continue to provide unprecedented access to the art, galleries, institutions and collections that define the Los Angeles art scene, and to contextualize them within a broader, international framework.
Art Platform - Los Angeles will serve as a platform to encourage and deepen the dialogue between the talent of greater Los Angeles and that of the international art community around the globe.
About The Barker Hangar
The historic Barker Hangar at the Santa monica Airport is known as one of Southern California's premier venues for charity, corporate and private events. The dramatic ceiling vaults to an impressive 43 feet at the center, providing an arched steel truss over a 150- by 234- foot polished cement floor. The 35,000 square foot hangar combined with a total of over 97,000 square feet of additional exterior space, make the Barker Hangar one of the largest and most versatile venues in Los Angeles.
The Barker Hangar is conveniently located two miles from the I-10 and I-45 freeways, and just minutes from cultural landmarks such as LAX Airport, the Pacific Coast Highway, the J. Paul Getty Museum, Bergamot Station and Santa Monica Museum of Art, the Santa Monica Pier, and 3rd Street Promenade. Santa Monica neighbors the Cities of Beverly Hills, Century City, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Culver City and Marina Del Rey.