Geoffrey Gersten: Forever Yours

Emerging from a traditional painting background, Geoffrey Gersten is a whimsical painter driven by classical beauty. Dropping out of an early career as a CAD designer, he fell into pursuit of a deep, intrinsic calling to create something meaningful. Self-taught since 2010, he settled into oil painting and an impassioned study of art history. These perennial inspirations coupled with a modernized palette have shaped a unique approach to forming a link between subculture art styles and the finer world of classical art history and exceptional technique.

Gem-like glazed surfaces belie the artist’s intent to convey the nuanced complexities of the human soul in context to the modern world around us and beauty of our natural earth which we are privileged to enjoy. Enriched by the delicacy of flora and fauna, a tableau of characters, pop-culture motifs alongside wide-eyed animals and robots inhabit their own tranquil universe. Geoffrey’s paintings relay a sense of mystery, while allowing a reflective viewer to identify their own heart, invoking ephemeral emotions that we experience universally.

Geoffrey Gersten is an internationally represented artist. In addition to opening Gersten Fine Art in his home of Scottsdale, Arizona, his work is also seen in galleries and exhibitions spanning the US with solo exhibitions in Taiwan and Madrid.

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Todd Gray: Outside of the Box

Todd Gray has been a professional artist, based in Los Angeles, for over thirty years. During this time, Gray has had a vision of creating a deep and meaningful artistic language that is both uplifting and positive. Gray’s work is serious and smart, while at the same time able to convey a sense of humanity and accessibility. Gray was born in the same year that pop art, as fine art, came into the spotlight of the world. The bold colors and clean lines, on simple geometric forms in Gray’s work are influenced by his never-ending love for Pop Art. As he puts it, “I cannot escape my love for Pop Art. I never could. It’s part of my DNA.”

Through sampling the greats, such as Warhol, Lichtenstein, and Indiana, Gray’s work has a timeless and important relevance by putting the work into a historical perspective. Gray uses abbreviated and sampled classic images of pop from the past and combines them into new, relevant and recognizable contemporary pop art. These classic pop images of the late fifties and sixties were brought into the true fine art realm and Gray is continuing the tradition by intermixing them into his own recognizable visual language. Cartoons, superheroes, hashtags, social media, emojis, and various significant images that embody modern-day culture are embraced and culminates into an art that appeals to people of all races, classes and nationalities. Gray’s work over the decades has created a unique visual language that is smart, beautifully dynamic, and in a visual medium that has a universal appeal.

Gray’s love for music is also inspiration for his work. This can be seen in his Beatles inspired series of work. This series of work brings iconic Beatles imagery and lyrics together and delivers a similar feeling one gets by listening to their positive and upbeat music. Much of Gray’s inspiration is garnered from music as most his time creating art is done with music as a backdrop. Art and music, the two are interchangeable. So, it comes as no surprise that music metaphors are indelibly intertwined with his artistic definitions. When conceptualizing new pieces, Gray’s goal is to create art that is somehow meaningful, profound, and significant. He believes that art should say something “like the lyrics in a song.” Gray aims to represent his art in a similar manner as the great music of some of his favorites like Bob Marley, John Lennon, or Bob Dylan, all of whom mixed profoundly moving lyrics with incredible melody.

Last year Gray was given the great honor of being chosen to create a mural at the site of the World Trade Center. If there was ever a singular dot of geography in need of healing, it would be this postage stamp sized spot on the map. Gray and his team painted this enormous mural under the beautiful umbrella wingspan of the Oculus, within a hundred feet of the 9/11 museum and memorial. The mural is painted directly under the stoic guard of Freedom Tower 1. It was painted over the span of thirty-four days in front of tens of thousands of daily passersby. Since the mural was completed, Gray has been sent thousands of images of people from all over the world, each and every day, jumping in front of it, laughing and smiling and dancing and posing in front of the mural. His work has helped to transform a once stodgy and grey, very in need of love and healing, environment into a place of color and rebirth. This is the power of Gray’s art.

Mural Created by Todd Gray at World Trade Center

Solo Exhibitions of Todd Gray have been presented at the Riverside Museum of Art, Riverside CA (2019); Aspen Art Gallery, Aspen, CO (2019); Butler Museum of American Art, Youngstown, OH (2018); The Goddard Museum, Ardmore, OK (2017); Skidmore Contemporary Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (2015); to name a few.

Gray’s work has also been included in group exhibitions such as the Affordable Art Fair-NYC (2019); Art Market Hamptons, Hamptons, NY (2019); Art Aspen, Aspen, CO (2019); HL Fine Art, Seoul, Korea (2019); Eden Fine Art Galleries in various locations (2016-2019). Gray’s work will also be present through Bruce Lurie Galleries at upcoming CONTEXT Art Miami, Miami FL (2019); SOFA CHICAGO, Chicago, IL (2019); Texas Contemporary, Houston, TX (2019).


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SOFA Chicago 2019

The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago is the premier gallery-presented art fair dedicated to three-dimensional art and design. On par with Art Basel and TEFAF Maastricht, SOFA is produced by Clarion Events.

Critically acclaimed and continuously running since 1993, what distinguishes SOFA from other top art events is its focus on three-dimensional artworks that cross the boundaries of fine art, decorative art and design. SOFA is noted for its exceptional presentation, with an elite selection of international dealers presenting for sale one-of-a-kind masterworks in handsome, custom-designed gallery exhibits.

SOFA is held annually in the fall at Chicago's major destination, Navy Pier, with an average of 80 dealers and 35,000 people attending. Sales at the fair are estimated at 15-20 million dollars per show.

With a strong educational emphasis, SOFA CHICAGO includes an acclaimed lecture series and special exhibits exploring the artworks on view and surveying new trends in the art world. A VIP program includes exclusive events tailored to high-profile gallery clients and collector/museum groups.

SOFA has evolved into a dynamic international marketplace and community – a confluence of perspectives where art, design and people intersect.

Location:

Bruce Lurie Gallery | Booth A30

Festival Hall, Navy Pier
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Opening Night:

Thursday, October 31, 2019
VIP Preview  |  5 - 9 pm
Public Preview  |  7 - 9 pm

Fair Hours:

Thursday, October 31, 2019  |  5 - 9 pm
Friday, November 1, 2019  |  11 am - 7 pm (10 - 11am VIP hour)
Saturday, November 2, 2019  |  11 am - 7 pm (10 - 11 am VIP hour)
Sunday, November 3, 2019  |  12 - 6 pm

To purchase tickets: https://www.showclix.com/events/20840

To learn more about SOFA Chicago, visit https://www.sofaexpo.com

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Texas Contemporary 2019

Texas Contemporary returns to the George R. Brown Convention Center this October 10 - 13 for the fair’s anticipated eighth edition.

Over 70 galleries from around the world, including galleries from Venezuela, Estonia, Scotland, Italy and London, will feature top modern and contemporary art in the center of Houston, Texas. The fair's reach will continue to expand into the region's influential and extremely dedicated collecting community.

This year, in addition to showcasing incredible galleries, the fair will have a Focus section for Design (Focus: Design), bringing in top dealers and designers from around the world further activating and engaging Houston’s extensive Interior Design and Art Advisory network. First time exhibitors in this section will include Black Artists + Designers Guild from New York and Carol Piper Rugs from Houston.

Texas Contemporary will continue the fair's long standing relationships with the region's most influential institutions including CAMH (Contemporary Arts Museum Houston) -Texas Contemporary's long-term Beneficiary Partner, MFAH (Museum of Fine Arts Houston), The Menil Collection, Artpace, Asia Society Texas, Blanton Museum of Art, Ballroom Marfa, Discovery Green, Collectrium, and The Houston Design Center.

Location:

Bruce Lurie Gallery - Booth D25

George R. Brown Convention Center - Hall A3

1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, Texas  77010

OPENING NIGHT: TEXAS CONTEMPORARY PREVIEW


Thursday, October 10, 2019

6:00pm to 10:00pm
Exclusively for Preview Pass Holders.
Purchase your Preview Pass for Early Access to the Texas Contemporary Preview featuring a First Look at the fair's 70 exhibiting galleries as well as complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Preview Pass proceeds support Beneficiary Partner CAMH (Contemporary Arts Museum Houston).

7:30pm to 10:00pm
For VIP Pass Holders

PUBLIC FAIR HOURS

Friday, October 11 11:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday, October 12 11:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday, October 13 12:00pm to 6:00pm

To learn more about the Texas Contemporary Art Fair visit txcontemporary.com

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The Affordable Art Fair New York 2019

Join us at the Metropolitan Pavilion this September for the fabulous Fall edition. Over 70 local, national and international exhibitors will showcase original work from over 300 contemporary artists. Ranging between $100 to $10,000, the diverse and carefully curated selection will help you discover the artworks that make you Art Happy!


Bruce Lurie Gallery | Booth C5
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011

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Modern Masters: Editions & Works on Paper

Opening Reception:

Saturday, September 7th, 6 - 9 pm

Bruce Lurie Gallery

2736 S La Cienega Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90034

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Art Aspen

Art Aspen is the City’s First and Only Art Fair Dedicated to Contemporary Art

Art Aspen, held at the Aspen Ice Garden each Summer, features approximately 30 of the country’s preeminent art galleries, showcasing pieces from 1950 – present. This boutique-style fair is nestled against Ajax Mountain which provides the ideal environment for collectors, art patrons and VIPs to mix and mingle while experiencing this dynamic marketplace of important art.

Art Aspen is owned by Clarion Events, a UK based world leading event organizer, who has been delivering innovating and market-leading events since 1947. In addition to Art Aspen, Clarion Events produces SOFA CHICAGO and Art Palm Springs. All art fairs are presented by galleries from around the world exhibiting modern and contemporary art in a variety of media including painting, photography, sculpture, and mixed-media.

Location

Aspen Ice Garden
233 W Hyman Ave
Aspen, CO 81611

Opening Night Preview
Thursday, July 25  |  5 - 9 pm
VIP Ticket Holders Only
A benefit for The Art Base.
Opening Night Preview presented by
Aspen Peak.

General Admission
Friday, July 26  |  12 - 7 pm  |  All Ticket Holders
Saturday, July 27  |  12 - 7 pm  |  All Ticket Holders
Sunday, July 28  |  12 - 5 pm  |  All Ticket Holders

For more info: https://www.art-aspen.com

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Art Market Hamptons

Market Art + Design, the East End's premier art fair, returns to The Bridgehampton Museum in July of 2019. Market Art + Design's ninth edition will feature 90 top galleries presenting the best in modern and contemporary art and design in an expanded, museum-quality pavilion in the heart of the Hamptons, just off Highway 27 (Montauk Highway) in the town of Bridgehampton.

Location:
The Bridgehampton Museum
2368 Montauk Highway
Bridgehampton, NY 11932

Preview
Friday, July 5, 2019 — 1:00pm to 6:00pm

VIP Party
Friday, July 5, 2019 — 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Public Hours
Saturday, July 6, 2019 — 11:00am to 8:00pm
Sunday, July 7, 2019 — 11:00am to 7:00pm

For more info: https://artmarkethamptons.com

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Art Market San Francisco

Art Market San Francisco is the Bay Area’s premier art fair.  Now going into its ninth edition, Art Market San Francisco will feature seventy-five modern and contemporary art galleries from around the world. Following record breaking sales, city-wide partnerships, and attendance of over 28,000 visitors in 2018, the 2019 edition of Art Market San Francisco is pleased to present a significant selection of contemporary and modern artworks from returning Art Market exhibitors and exciting newcomers.

Location:
Fort Mason Center - Festival Pavilion
2 Marina Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94123

VIP Preview
Thursday, April 25, 2019 — 6:00pm to 10:00pm


Public Hours
Friday, April 26, 2019 — 11:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday, April 27, 2019 — 11:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday, April 28, 2019 — 12:00pm to 6:00pm

For more info: https://artmarketsf.com

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Group Show: "Untitled" Edition I

Street Art, Pop Art, Photography and Sculpture Group Show

Artists:
Plastic Jesus
Teachr
Gary John
Josh Mayhem
Kyle William Harper
Ralph Lazar
Rod Benson
2embrassè
Lucas Raynaud
Germizm
Dcypher
Blinky
J. Michael Lorch
Nick Dodge
Marco Sacchi

The Bruce Lurie Gallery is pleased to present “Untitled” Edition I.  “Untitled” will feature pop art, street art, photography, and sculpture from household names like Ralph Lazar and Josh Mayhem. Alongside this presentation of our favorite artists, we are excited to present a group of new names including J. Michael Lorch, Dcypher, and Blinky, all of whom we are very excited about. Headlining the show is Plastic Jesus, who will be unveiling new sculptures and work like “The Art of Noise- Fender Stratocaster”.

The opening of “Untitled” Edition I will happen on the evening of April 13th from 6-9 pm.

As always free drinks, music, and vibes will be provided.

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Solo Exhibition "Neighbors" by Justin Lyons featuring The Producer BDB

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Modernism Week - Palm Springs

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CRAZYTOWN by Ralph Lazar

Opening Reception: Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 | 6 - 9 pm

Exhibition Date: Feb 9 - Feb 28, 2019

Ralph Lazar contemporaneously documents world politics as we live it day-to-day, focusing on the Trump era. Through his unique process of advance-creating thousands of small paintings, and then compositing them into collages as events unfold, Lazar manages to capture the political landscape in real-time.

Music, people, travel and the simple beauty of the everyday also seep into his art, forming a refreshingly original, idiosyncratic and compelling narrative of our times.

Ralph Lazar was born in South Africa and is currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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LA Art Show

The Most Comprehensive International Contemporary Art Show in America

Los Angeles has emerged as a global epicenter of art & culture, with a distinct, interwoven multi-cultural influence unique to the city. Diversity is our strength and art is most impactful when it includes or transcends all borders. As LA rises as the world-class destination for art, LA Art Show continues to lead the way with innovative programming and one-of-a-kind experiences for an expanding collecting audience.

More than 200,000 square feet of exhibition space is committed to today’s prominent galleries. These domestic and international galleries, beyond their booths, curate special exhibits that are at the forefront of the burgeoning contemporary art movement. The fair offers an extraordinary array of works and experiences in specialized sections.

OPENING NIGHT PREMIERE PARTY
VIP Red Card Special Collectors’ Preview I 6pm onwards

Patron Level
$250 I 7pm – 11pm Exclusive Patron Reception Area
Vanguard Level
$200 I 7pm onwards
Friend Level
$125 I 8pm onwards


GENERAL SHOW HOURS
Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 11am – 7pm
Friday, January 25, 2019 | 11am – 7pm
Saturday, January 26, 2019 | 11am – 7pm
Sunday, January 27, 2019 | 11am – 5pm

GENERAL ADMISSION, ONE DAY TICKET $30
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The Truth of Consequences by Mel Greet

Opening Reception: Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 | 6 - 9 pm

Exhibition Date: Feb 9 - Feb 28, 2019

LOS ANGELES (February 1, 2019) - To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the seventeen students who were murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb 14 in Parkland, Florida, 15 black and white portraits of the victim’s classmates and a large screen video installation with testimonials created by Jeff Vespa originally featured in People Magazine and Buzz Feed will accompany Los Angeles artist Mel Greet’s “The Truth of Consequences” sculptures created in the aftermath of the deadliest school shooting in United States history.


Mel Greet and The Bruce Lurie Gallery will be donating part of the proceeds of “Going Shopping” and “New Math” to the Brady Campaign.


As a partner, TOMS will have iPads available for attendees to sign up to send postcards from TOMS.com as part of their End Gun Violence Together initiative.  Each postcard urges your Members of Congress to take immediate action by passing legislation for universal background checks, which over 90% of Americans support.  TOMS is currently driving across the country to deliver 700k+ postcards to Congress in Washington D.C., and collect the stories and voices of Americans affected by gun violence along the way.  The tour will culminate with a volunteer-led postcard distribution to Representatives in Congress inside the Capitol building on February 12.  


It’s our hope that with the combined presentation of sculpture, photography, video, and community engagement, our elected officials will finally realize what most Americans want… sensible gun legislation.

The Truth of Consequences runs February 9 through 28 at Bruce Lurie Gallery in Los Angeles.


ABOUT MEL GREET

Born and raised in Hollywood, Greet’s show biz experience as a child actor and film studio marketing executive informs his work, allowing it to both entertain and educate through vibrant, powerful imagery.  After receiving a BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Greet pursued a successful advertising career in New York, then returned to Los Angeles, working in the entertainment industry as a creative director for Twentieth Century Fox and Universal Studio. He relates that these experiences made him bracingly aware of how imagery can impact society, shape communication, and have a profound effect on viewers.


Greet's past exhibitions include, LA Climate Change Concert, Whiskey A Go Go (2015); Sofa Expo, Chicago (2018), LACDA: Snap to Grid Exhibit (2018), Art Miami Basel (2018) and The LA Art Show (2019).




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Rock The Art World

Art Exhibition and Charity Fundraiser

The photography of some of the most famous bands in classic rock and roll music history photographed by Mark Valinsky will be on display at the Bruce Lurie Gallery in Los Angeles.

During the mid 1970's Mark Valinsky photographed some of the most well known and well respected classic rock bands of our times, musicians like The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Jethro Tull, The Steve Miller Band , Emerson. Lake and Palmer and more!

Art Exhibition and Charity Reception will occur Saturday night January 12th, 2019 at Bruce Lurie Gallery, 2736 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034 from 7pm to 11pm.

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Send your RSVP requests to: pr@RockTheArtWorld.com

This is a public event however for any ticket purchased through Eventbrite of any donation amount, 100% of your donation will be split evenly to benefit our charities - the Malibu Search and Rescue Team and LA County Animal Care & Control.

Purchase your tickets and join us for this Art Exhibition and Charity Fundraiser!

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CONTEXT Art Miami

CONTEXT Art Miami, along with the 29th edition of Art Miami, commences on December 4th, 2018, with the highly anticipated Opening Night VIP Preview. The 2017 preview attracted 15,000 collectors, curators, artists, connoisseurs and designers, and the fair hosted more than 80,500 attendees over a six-day period. CONTEXT Art Miami fair is a proven destination and serious marketplace for top collectors to acquire important works from the leading international galleries representing emerging and mid-career cutting-edge works of art.

Convenient parking is available for both fairs through the use of a four-story parking garage with 2,000 spots, located right across the street from the fair. A network of complimentary shuttle buses will run round-trip service between Art Miami, CONTEXT Art Miami, Aqua Art Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach.

For more info, go to: www.contextartmiami.com.

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TRANSFIGURATION

A master of Post-Painterly Abstraction, Gary Komarin has been at the forefront of contemporary art with a bold and colorful style recognized by art collectors worldwide, and applauded by museum curators and art critics alike. Post-painterly abstraction is a style that favors openness, risk taking, and clarity, as opposed to the dense painterly surfaces that are apparent in abstract expressionism. However, the definition of post painterly abstraction is limited in conveying the very wide range of activities that its artists pursue.

Born in New York City, the son of a Czech architect and Viennese writer, Gary Komarin is a risk taker in contemporary painterly abstraction. Komarin’s stalwart images have an epic quality that grip the viewer with the idea that he or she is looking at a contemporary description of something timeless. For painter Gary Komarin, abstraction has never been a formal dead end. Rather, it has allowed him to challenge the limitations of the style–to make painting ‘include more’ precisely because a recognizable image excludes too much. Komarin has been called a “painter’s painter.” His status in this regard is based on the authenticity of his work, its deep connection to the tradition of modern painting as well as its sustained individuality as an utterly personal voice.

In Daniel Brice's abstract paintings and prints, he explores both the physicality and the intellectual and emotional resonance of color. Based in sun-drenched Southern California, he translates the multihued blues of the bright Pacific Ocean and the lush reds, yellows, oranges, and greens of the local flora into the richly colored lines and rectangles that dominate his compositions. The surfaces of his paintings range from diaphanous to thickly worked and often stretch across multiple panels, lending an almost sculptural quality to his works. Brice works in layers, overlapping variously sized rectangular planes of color to create a constantly shifting visual field.

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SOFA Chicago 2018

The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago is the premier gallery-presented art fair dedicated to three-dimensional art and design. On par with Art Basel and TEFAF Maastricht.

Critically acclaimed and continuously running since 1994, what distinguishes SOFA from other top art events is its focus on three-dimensional artworks that cross the boundaries of fine art, decorative art and design. SOFA is noted for its exceptional presentation, with an elite selection of international dealers presenting for sale one-of-a-kind masterworks in handsome, custom-designed gallery exhibits.

SOFA is held annually in the fall at Chicago's major destination, Navy Pier, with an average of 80 dealers and 35,000 people attending. Sales at the fair are estimated at 15-20 million dollars per show.

With a strong educational emphasis, SOFA CHICAGO includes an acclaimed lecture series and special exhibits exploring the artworks on view and surveying new trends in the art world. A VIP program includes exclusive events tailored to high-profile gallery clients and collector/museum groups.

SOFA has evolved into a dynamic international marketplace and community – a confluence of perspectives where art, design and people intersect.

Dates and Times

Thursday, November 1, 2018:   5 - 9 pm
Friday, November 2, 2018:       11 am - 7 pm (10 - 11 am VIP hour)
Saturday, November 3, 2018:   11 am - 7 pm (10 - 11 am VIP hour)
Sunday, November 4, 2018:     12 - 6 pm

Tickets

Opening Night Preview + 3 Day Pass | $155 VIP (5 - 9 pm) | $80 Public (7 - 9 pm)

Opening Night VIP Preview ONLY | $70

Opening Night VIP Public ONLY | $55
General Admission | $25

Three-Day General Admission Pass | $35
Students | $20
Seniors (65+) | $15

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Affordable Art Fair New York

Wednesday September 26 2018
Private View | 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Thursday September 27 2018 | 12.00pm – 6.00pm
Art After Dark | 6.00pm – 9.00pm

Friday September 28 2018 |12.00pm – 6.00pm
Free Admission | 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Saturday September 29 2018 |11.00am – 8.00pm

Sunday September 30 2018 |11.00am – 5.00pm

For more information: https://affordableartfair.com/fairs/new-york

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TYPEVISUAL - Lorenzo Marini

Opening Reception:

Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 | 6 - 9 pm

Exhibition Date:

Oct 6 - Nov 6, 2018

Lorenzo Marini is an Italian artist who lives and works in Milan, Italy and in Los Angeles and New York.

After working for twenty years in total silence and secrecy, defending his works from the clamor of advertising, he decided to share his artistic mission with the world.

Although Marini attended the Accademia di Belle Arte in Venice with Emilio Vedova, his degree is in architecture and he has worked successfully in advertising for 30 years. In advertising, Marini uses creativity, color, provocation and impact, while in art he uses white, silence, and the elegance of secrecy. The concept of space and the search for the ideal visual become the paradigm of his painting, which begins from the desire to desemanticize the consumer object and its advertising message, stripping a concept down to a simple grid in which the act of commodification is canceled out by the beauty and composition of the elements. In this process of semantic delocalization, Marini works in layers, dividing the canvas up into portions and subtracting the original message from each portion, allowing its structure, or reticule, to emerge.

Even color vanishes, leaving white – or silence on canvas – as the undisputed protagonist. The result has great impact: near-monochromatic grids with strong material components, in a subtle balance between the abstract and the rationalist.

In 2016, Marini had an artistic inspiration that led him to celebrate the beauty of letters.

In 2017, following the success of this adventure, Marini created his manifesto for the liberation of Type, in so doing becoming the founder of a new art form: that of dedicating an artwork to each individual letter of the alphabet, freeing letters from the obligation of function, to celebrate their pure intrinsic beauty.

Marini’s pictures can be read as the translation of advertising campaigns to contemporary art, with a rigorous logic of spaces and of equilibriums, in his first search in Visuals. Just as they can be read as a revolutionary thought on the Pop-beauty of the contemporary alphabet, in this second artistic phase.

By the end of 2018, Lorenzo Marini will make his debut in the world of design, with an exclusive and still undisclosed object that will bring his aesthetic to homes all throughout Italy.

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Street Meat !!!

Opening Reception: Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 | 6-9 pm

Exhibition Date: Aug 11 - Sep 29, 2018

Address: 2736 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

Summer Group Show featuring works from: Banksy, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Shepard Fairey, Plastic Jesus, Thrashbird, Teachr, The Producer BDB, Le Fou, John Paul Fauves, Paul Rousso, Christian Moeykens, Josh Mayhem, Kalon Fowler, Kenny Routt

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Art Market Hamptons

Market Art + Design Preview

Thursday, July 5, 2018 | 6:00pm to 10:00pm

PUBLIC FAIR HOURS

Friday, July 6, 2018 | 11:00am to 7:00pm

Saturday, July 7, 2018 | 11:00am to 7:00pm

Sunday, July 8, 2018 | 12:00pm to 6:00pm

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ABH: Saturday Mornings

Bruce Lurie Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming opening of Saturday Mornings, a
solo exhibition featuring the works of Al-Baseer Holly (ABH). The reception is on
Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Born in Philadelphia, ABH’s art first found expression through his work as a member of the
hip-hop duo Philly’s Most Wanted. Taking his voice from the mic to the canvas, the self-
taught artist now pays tribute to childhood memories through his vivid vignettes that
colorfully blend pop culture figures with street art style.
Saturday Mornings will feature a series of paintings that incorporate nostalgic cartoon
imagery from ABH’s childhood, an important aspect of which was the regular rite of
cartoon viewing on Saturday mornings. These works reveal the playful energy of these
moments of freedom that existed in a blissful state of immediacy, lacking the constraints of
rule and regimen. The adventure and excitement of these cartoon worlds created for him a
simple pleasure that acted as an engaging escape from quotidian concerns. ABH revisits
iconic characters such as Spongebob Squarepants, Beavis and Butthead, and G.I. Joe, among
others, and juxtaposes their literal images with a variety of abstract representations. He
strives to expose the social commentary found in the cartoons’ multifaceted characters. In
each piece, the brightly hued compositions balance humor, narrative, and reflective
discourse that capture the zeitgeist of the era in which the cartoons were viewed.
ABH’s work has been exhibited nationwide and has attracted the attention of Tommy
Hilfiger, Beyonce, and Rita Ora. Saturday Mornings will be on view beginning June 2 and
will remain so until June 30.

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Josh Mayhem: "Gravitate" & LOUIS XXX: "To My Sweetheart"

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 5, 2018, 6-9 pm

Exhibition Date: May 5 - May 29, 2018

THE BRUCE LURIE GALLERY HOSTS DEBUT SOLO EXHIBITION FOCUSED ON JOSH MAYHEM'S GRAVITATE CANVAS SERIES

Over the past two years, in the process of creating his well-known sculptural works, Los Angeles-based artist Josh Mayhem has used dozens of gallery-quality canvases as drop cloths and as each became decorated with an accumulation of colorful drips, patterns began to emerge in the artist's mind. Augmenting each one with coatings of synthetic resin and additional painted splashes, these Gravitate series exude complexity through the floating effect the various layers create visually psychedelic in aesthetic, these Gravitate canvas works become more magical when one contemplates these as expressions of the Mayhem's subconscious. Similar to how automatic drawings manifest, the artist initially freed himself from rational control, incorporating chance into the process of their creation, allowing the random patterning to determine the direction of the finished works.

Having debuted the initial two pieces in this series at a Bruce Lurie Gallery hosted group exhibition late last year, Mayhem is proud to return to the space for a solo exhibition of these works. Consisting of roughly 30 canvas works in a variety of sizes, some are accompanied by a matching sculptural piece to inform the viewer of the work's full story. Josh Mayhem's lifelong habit of collecting children's playthings has fuelled his passion for transforming said toys into objects d'art. Embracing both order and chaos as inspiration points, Mayhem's mixed media 'art toys' tend to be created in two contrasting styles: intricate, detailed assemblages comprised of Japanese model kit parts, and more free-flowing, expressionist sculptures. Among his best-known pieces are those constituting his "Blown Away" series, in which mass-produced forms are covered in strands of resin and layers of acrylic paint to create gravity-defying drips that give the impression of the work being deconstructed by a strong wind. The popularity of this direction has led to Mayhem being nominated for Designer Toy Awards, participating in TRASHed: Art of Recycling at Coachella Festival, representation by the Corner12 agency, and continuing partnerships with the premiere worldwide creator and dealer of limited edition art toys, Kidrobot.

THE BRUCE LURIE GALLERY PRESENTS LOUIS XXX: TO MY SWEETHEART 

LOUIS XXX, better known as Louis Cannizzaro, is an American artist known for his interesting works, and witty, insightful books. LOUIS XXX gracefully expresses his feelings on love and life with painted prose. His imagery is whimsical and uplifting in nature, often set in a city, under the stars or the bright afternoon sun. LOUIS XXX is an internationally recognized artist featured in the Neiman Marcus ''The Art of Fashion Collection'', exhibited in the Hôtel Costes in Paris, LAB Art Los Angeles, and has been in a variety of publications such as Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and the featured cover of Exhibit A art magazine. Louis was also just featured in the fall 2017 Paris fashion week after collaborating with designer Alexx Brown to paint on his couture fashion collection and has 3 books of poetry, the compilation of which is titled To My Sweetheart.

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LIBERATION by Karen Bystedt & Scarlet Mann

LIBERATION, a duo art exhibition presented by two female artists will be opening in Los Angeles at the Bruce Lurie Gallery on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The exhibition comes from the perspective of the two women spanning technological and spiritual life in America circa 2018. 

Iconic mixed-media artist, Karen Bystedt will debut select pieces from her new series, TEXTING, SEXTING and INTIMACY. This series is inspired by the upwardly trending topic of the day... social media APPs and internet “Millennial Dating.” Karen says, “Finding myself single again after a long, steady marriage (which was wonderful, but had come to an end), I decided I was ready to date. Two years later and with much trepidation, I began to explore the Dating App world. I had long heard of Tinder, and a friend recommended Bumble. Bumble was created by two women and requires women to ‘make the first move’. As foreign and scary as this initially was, I soon got the hang of it... and to be honest I found making the first move very empowering. For once the power shifted to my hands.” The works will be silk screen on plexi. 

Photographer Scarlet Mann spent the last year traveling the United States in a Volkswagen Van with her husband and two boys. Mann will be showing select works from a series she created while on the road, AMERICA AND I: A CONVERSATION WITH REALITY AND THE ELUSIVE DREAM. The series is a mix of still life documentation of America intermixed with self-portrait nudes in natural environments wearing a gas mask. The series is a sort of performance art piece. Mann says, “The shoot itself is an act of installation art. Observing the feeling I obtain while posing within the open space natural environment is liberating, yet there is a vulnerability. I feel small in the vast grandeur that surrounds me.” She adds, “Being nude, for me, is the most organic human state without all of the facades of social standards. It represents liberation, the feeling of complete freedom, and a void of rules and social expectations. It is the human form in it’s most raw, stripped down and real state.” The gas mask acts as an allegory to the toxic environment ever present in society with all of the hate, racism and bigotry. Mann says, “Sometimes I feel like I need to put on a gas mask, figuratively speaking, just to get through my day. And it’s a shame because of all of the beauty and potential of this country. The American Dream — What happened to it?” 

Scarlet Mann is a fashion and fine art photographer living and working in Los Angeles. Mann is best known for her Collective Series in 2013 and 2014 LA ODYSSEY which she shot with two other photographers, Lily Flores and Serge Gill. Mann’s work has been represented by the Lurie Gallery in Los Angeles and the Zener Schon Gallery in San Francisco. She was a finalist in the Hellerau Portrait Competition in Dresden, Germany in 2015. Her works have sold at Art Basel Miami (Red Dot and Scope), the Aspen Art Fair, and the LA Art Show. 

A creator of many unique works, Karen Bystedt is well known for a series of photographs she took of Andy Warhol in the 80’s THE LOST WARHOLS and for the conceptual collection she has created with contemporary artists such as Chris Brown and Speedy Graphito. THE KING KOLLECTION series, a signature mixed-media art combining Bystedt's Warhol photographs with an iconic photograph of Jean-Michel Basquiat taken by Brad Branson followed. Karen’s photographs are featured in the permanent collections of museums and foundations around the world, including The Andy Warhol Museum, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art in Norway, the Armenian Museum of Modern Art, and the Hearst Foundation. Bystedt currently has 2 murals in NYC in Harlem and SoHo as well as her INCLUSION mural in the Arts District in DTLA.

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John Stango & Ron Piller

Opening Reception: Sat, Feb 24th, 6 - 9pm

Exhibition Dates: Feb 24th - Mar 15th

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Art Market San Francisco

Art Market San Francisco will return to the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion this April for the celebrated art fair's anticipated eighth edition. Following record breaking sales, city-wide partnerships, and attendance of over 25,000 visitors in 2017, the 2018 edition of Art Market San Francisco is pleased to present a significant selection of contemporary and modern artworks from returning Art Market exhibitors and exciting newcomers.

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Art Boca Raton 2018

Vernissage 

Wednesday, March 14 from 6 pm - 10 pm 

Thursday, March 15 | 11 am - 6 pm 

Friday, March 16 | 11 am - 6 pm 

Saturday, March 17 | 11 am - 6 pm 

Sunday, March 18 | 11 am - 6 pm 

Location: 3450 Northwest 8th Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33431

Featuring artists Jean-Michel Basquiat, Justin Lyons, Ron Piller, Nelson De La Nuez, Michael Suchta, Edgar Plans and Michael Gorman.

Art Boca Raton is a contemporary art fair from the organizers of Art Palm Beach. International galleries will be exhibiting modern, contemporary, and emerging art from the 20th and 21st centuries. Art Boca Raton offers a broad range of art to both beginning and seasoned collectors.

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Art Palm Springs 2018

Opening Night Preview Thursday, February 15 from 5 pm - 9:00 pm 

Friday, February 16 | 11 am - 7 pm 

Saturday, February 17 | 11 am - 7 pm 

Sunday, February 18 | 11 am - 6 pm

Monday, February 19 | 11am - 5pm 

Featuring pop artists including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Justin Lyons, Michael Suchta, Ron Piller, Michael Gorman, Nelson de la Nuez and Alan Locke.

Art Palm Springs is the premier art fair in the Southwest presenting post-war and contemporary art. The seventh annual edition will bring nearly 80 galleries from Asia, Europe, North and South America representing hundreds of artists to the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Fair is strategically scheduled over the extended President’s Day Weekend coinciding with Palm Springs Modernism Week at the height of the Coachella Valley’s season. Art Palm Springs and Modernism Week turn the Desert into a cultural mecca over this weekend, attracting close to 15,000 acquisition oriented art lovers to the Fair year after year.

Since its early editions, Art Palm Springs has been a draw for curators, collectors, designers and celebrities that include Cheech Marin, Jodie Foster, Alexa Davalos, Udo Kier, Shelby Lynne, Rain Phoenix, and award-winning designers Christopher Kennedy, Dann Foley and Erin Valencich.

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Moira Cue Opening Reception: VIP Art Party

Saturday, January 6

VIP Art Party - Opening Reception: Saturday, January 6th, 2018 | 7 – 10pm

Moira Cue will be hosting the Opening Reception of her 'Virtue Series' black and white paintings, Saturday January 6, 2018at the Bruce Lurie Gallery in LA.Art transcends language.”— Moira Cue

Award-winning painter Moira Cue will premiere her monumental, black and white abstract “Virtue Series” at the world-famous Bruce Lurie Gallery in Culver City, California. Bruce Lurie gave Jean-Michel Basquiat his first major gallery show in New York City. Moira Cue's work is in the collection of pop star Madonna and real estate mogul Grant Cardone, as well as other prestigious homes and institutions. The Black and White Virtue Series is based on a single “virtuous” word translated into multiple languages via Google Translate. She also uses manual translations; including secret codes, extinct languages, and sign language, among more.

Her new work addresses; duality, art and language, meaning versus meaninglessness, construction versus deconstruction, multiculturalism and communication, and the artist's own relationship with the philosophical orientation toward the good. Moira Cue is a fan of Franz Kline and Cy Twombly. She attended the renown School of the Art Institute of Chicago, both as a graduate and undergraduate student. Moira appears prominently in press around the world, including on the front pages of major online tabloids reaching tens of millions of viewers, and has also made many appearances on television, and in several Hollywood films. Also a singer and songwriter, she has performed on stage at venues including The Viper Room, The Knitting Factory, The Tempest, and the Mint, among others. She is photographed regularly on the red carpet in Hollywood. Moira is also the founder of the Greater Los Angeles Indivisible Coalition. The black and white abstract "virtue Paintings" by the artist are oil on masonite, at six feet tall and four feet wide. All works in the series are of archival quality, with custom built frames. The show, hosted at the Bruce Lurie Gallery, coincides with celebrating the LA Art Show.  

Moira Cue: Virtue Series; Opening Reception, Artist Meet and Greet | January 6, 2018; 7-10pm | Bruce Lurie Gallery 2736 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

Arrive early for complimentary lot parking. Press / Media in attendance. Celebrities, inquire about time for limo drop off and arrival for photo news wire.

For press / media, interview requests, bookings, and purchase of works by Moira Cue, contact management at StarpowerManagementLLC@gmail.com or call (011) 310-226-7176

Hollywood Sentinel Public Relations | 310-226-7176 | StarpowerManagementLLC@gmail.com 

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LA Art Show

Wednesday, January 10 - Sunday, January 14

Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 7pm – 11pm: VIP Opening

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 11am – 7pm 

Friday, January 12, 2018, 11am – 7pm

Saturday, January 13, 2018, 11am – 7pm 

Sunday, January 14, 2018, 11am – 5pm 

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Toy Stories | STAR WARS Edition

Saturday, December 16 - Friday, January 5

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 16th, 2017 | 6 – 9pm

Join the dark side at an exhibition all about toys, but this time it’s all about STAR WARS. The exhibit will be a unique combination of 2D and 3D artists combining forces to bring life to toys in their art in honor of the Star Wars saga.Paintings, Photography, bootleg toys, and sculptures will make for a fun show you do not want to miss.

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COLORFUL SOCIETY | MARTYNAS IVINSKAS SOLO EXHIBITION

Saturday, November 11 - Saturday, November 25

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11th, 2017 | 6 – 9pm

We are pleased to present the solo exhibition for artist Martynas Ivinskas, Colorful Society.

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ANDREA BONFILS | SOLO SHOW "PLUNGE"

Saturday, January 20 - Saturday, February 3

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 20th, 2018 | 6:30 – 9:30pm

Online Sale: November 2017 - January 31, 2018

We are pleased to present Andrea Bonfil's solo show "Plunge" - Award-winning artist Andrea L. Bonfils is coming to Los Angeles to host an exciting exhibit of her fine art paintings and photography which speak to humanity and nature while reflecting her life’s experiences. Collectors will have the opportunity to shop for the holiday by purchasing online and viewing work in person (by appointment) before the New Year. The proceeds from the Art Exhibit will benefit the Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs and its 140,000 members.

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TOY STORIES | CURATED BY MATTHEW CARDEN

Saturday, November 4 - Friday, December 15

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4th, 2017 | 6 – 9pm

We are pleased to present our holiday show, Toy Stories, a group exhibition showcasing a variety of artists and their toy-themed works. Featuring pieces by Matthew Carden, Josh Mayhem, Grace Weston, Suckadelic, Michael Suchta, and Jorg Dubin.

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Art Miami CONTEXT 2017

Tuesday, December 5 - Sunday, December 10

Booth R120

Located at the Art Miami CONTEXT Pavilion

First View (Opening Night): Tuesday, December 5 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

VIP Preview (Opening Night): Tuesday, December 5 - 5:30pm to 10pm

General Admissions:

      Wednesday, December 6 - 11am to 8pm

      Thursday, December 7 - 11am to 8pm

      Friday, December 8 - 11am to 8pm

      Saturday, December 9 - 11am to 8pm

      Sunday, December 10 - 11am to 6pm

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Red Dot Miami 2017

Tuesday, December 5 - Sunday, December 10

Booth R120

Located at the Red Dot Miami Tent

VIP Preview Party (Opening Night): Wednesday, December 6 6pm - 10pm

General Admissions:

      Thursday, December 7 - 1pm to 9pm

      Friday, December 8 - 1pm to 10pm

      Saturday, December 9 - 1pm to 9pm

      Sunday, December 10 - 12pm to 5pm

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SACRED TERRITORY | Closing Reception

Friday, October 27th | 6 - 9pm

VIP Opening: Thursday, October 5th, 2017 | 6 – 9pm

We will have a closing reception for the exhibition Sacred Territory, a group exhibition showcasing five Los Angeles-based artists’ respective explorations of emotional and physical spaces. Featuring paintings by Joanna Beray Ingco, Kenton Parker, Lily Piper Faye, Marcel Alcalá, Theodore B. Boyer, and curated by David Josef Tamargo.

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SACRED TERRITORY | CURATED BY DAVID TAMARGO

Thursday, October 5 - Tuesday, October 31

VIP Opening: Thursday, October 5th, 2017 | 6 – 9pm

We present Sacred Territory, a group exhibition showcasing five Los Angeles-based artists’ respective explorations of emotional and physical spaces. Featuring paintings by Joanna Beray Ingco, Kenton Parker, Lily Piper Faye, Marcel Alcalá, Theodore B. Boyer, and curated by David Josef Tamargo.

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ART San Diego

Thursday, September 27 - Sunday, October 1

Booth 325

Located at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Wyland Center

Opening night: Thursday, September 27th 5pm - 9pm

General Admissions: Friday, September 28th 12pm - 8pm

                                  Saturday, September 29th 12pm - 8pm

                                 Sunday, October 1st 12pm - 5pm

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"Blink and it's Over" by Justin Lyons

Saturday, September 23 - Thursday, October 7

Located at the Platform44

VIP Reception (Opening Night): Saturday, September 23rd 7pm - 10pm

Art Preview: September 23rd 12pm - 6pm

“Blink and its Over” features native Floridian and contemporary artist Justin Lyons. In recognition of the current events in south Florida, The Lurie Gallery joins the call to action for disaster relief of Hurricane Irma. Proceeds of sales benefit the SWFL Hurricane Relief Fund and Feeding South Florida. 

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AFFORDABLE ART FAIR, NY 2017

Wednesday, September 13 - Sunday, September 17

Booth 1.44

Located at the Metropolitan Pavilion

VIP Private View (Opening Night): Wednesday, September 13th 6pm - 9pm

Art After Dark: Thursday, September 14th 6pm - 9pm

General Admissions: Thursday, September 14th 11am - 6pm

                                  Friday, September 15th 11am - 8pm

                                  Saturday, September 16th 11am - 8pm

                                 Sunday, September 17th 11am - 5pm

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MICHAEL GORMAN EXHIBITION: Ballerinas and Cowboys

Michael Gorman’s long awaited one-man show opens Saturday, August 12th 

Located at the Platform44

Opening Night: 6pm - 10pm

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BRIAN BAKER & GILDA OLIVER EXHIBITION

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 5th 6pm - 9pm

Exhibition: Saturday, Aug 5 - Tuesday August 22

Located at the Bruce Lurie Gallery in Culver City

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ART MARKET HAMPTONS 2017

Thursday, July 6 - Sunday, July 9

Located at the Bridgehampton Museum

Booth #611

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SUMMER SHOW 2017

Saturday, Jun 17 - Tuesday August 15

Located at the Bruce Lurie Gallery in Culver City

FEATURING:

Andrea Bonfils, Dub Williams, Lucas Raynaud, Michael Gorman, Michael Suchta, The Producer BDB, Ziba, Paul Rousso, and Tomoyuki Iwanami

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