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Objects of Art LA will debut at The Reef in Los Angeles on October 6-8, 2017.

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North America’s Best Fine Art, Antique, and Ethnographic Show Opens in Los Angeles for the First Time

Bridging the Worlds of Historic and Contemporary Art

A Special Exhibit of Dan Eldon Prints and a Benefit for Rock the Elephant are Part of the Show

Objects of Art LA: October 6-8, 2017

September 14, 2017: For Immediate Release— Next month, Objects of Art LA will debut at The Reef in Los Angeles on October 6-8, 2017.  Not your grandmother’s antique show, veteran collectors and other devotees will find a vast and select mix of contemporary art, antiques, and ethnographic works.  

While the art world has long presented historic and contemporary works as separate categories of art, the Objects of Art LA combines the genres to present the finest objects along a global continuum of artistry, place, and period. On offer at the show will be a discerning selection of historic and contemporary art objects, at a range of price points, that appeal to varied tastes, including tribal, folk, and American Indian art; works on paper and canvas; three-dimensional pieces in wood, ceramics, and bronze; fashion, jewelry, furniture, books and more.

Below are a few examples of work coming to the show.



On offer at the Objects of Art LA, from New York-based Art For Eternity, a detail of a Pre-Columbian Quimbaya gold figure wearing headdress and nose rings with spirals, circa 500 -1000 AD

This Mwana Pwo mask, on offer by Atwood African Masterworks, is danced to evoke the character of a beautiful young woman among the Chokwe peoples of Angola and Congo.

Tunnel, 9/24/07, 12:31 PM, 8C, 9756×7740 (1146+1044), 150%, Custom, 1/60 s, R6.7, G0.2, B23.0

“Gaugin in Africa” a limited edition Dan Eldon print,from “The Journey is the Destination: Safari with Dan Eldon,” a special exhibition at Objects of Art LA.

On offer at Objects of Art LA, this Grande Black & White Cultural is from Rainforest Baskets

More than 70 prestigious gallery owners and other exhibitors will present thousands of choice art objects handmade by master artists and designers in a range of media. Prices will range from $25 to over $100,000.  The three-day event will take place Friday through Sunday at The Reef in Los Angeles’ downtown vibrant art community. The event will kick off on Friday evening, October  6, with an opening gala from  7-10pm, benefiting Rock the Elephant, an organizatiion committed to addressing the wildlife crisis in Africa and across the globe. John Randall of Christian the Lion fame will be a special guest.  The show continues from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Saturday through Sunday, October 7-8. Admission includes access to a special exhibit “The Journey is the Destination,” a collection of limited edition Dan Eldon safari prints, some on offer for the first time.

“This is not your grandmother’s antique show,” says Kim Martindale, the show’s co-producer. “The goal of the show is not about having a complete set of Chippendale furniture. People are no longer keeping strict boundaries in art, they are uniting and putting diverse pieces together. They want to have art and design they can live with, they can wear, and they can love.”

The show is the first annual Los Angeles Objects event put on by Martin, veteran collector and the presenter of the LA Art Show, and John Morris whose event experience began more than 40 years ago promoting and producing landmark musical events including the original Woodstock music festival.  Together they also produce the popular Object of Art Shows in Santa Fe and San Francisco.

With rising interest in superb, one-of-a-kind examples of both historic and contemporary works, the Objects of Art Shows model elevates diversity and quality above rigid categorization.  Los Angeles seemed like the perfect destination for the show.


Friday, October 6, 2017 Opening Night Gala (7-10pm)

Saturday, October 7, 2017 (11am – 6pm)

Sunday, October 8, 2017 (11am – 6pm)


The Reef is LA’s newest space for creative ventures and events.

1933 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

For information and tickets about Objects of Art LA as well as the other Objects of Art Shows, visit For interview

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