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French Galeries at The Felix Art Fair

For its debut, the Felix Art Fair is bringing together around fifty international galleries at the legendary Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. Invited by Dean Valentine, collector and business leader, this new fair takes place in different areas throughout the hotel, from the guests rooms to the swimming pool, and up to the 13th floor where the CPGA (Comité Professionnel des Galeries d'Art)’s stand will be installed across over 2000 square feet.

Created during a particularly dynamic artistic period, coinciding with FRIEZE Los Angeles and the 10th anniversary of ALAC (Art Los Angeles Contemporary), CPGA’s stand at the Felix Art Fair is an effort to bring new visibility to art galleries and the national scene on the west coast.

Some fifteen French galleries will present works by French artists. A series of works (drawings, paintings, sculptures and tapestries) articulated around the superstitious number 13, were selected by Andrew Berardini, a curator and critic of art from California.

Interestingly, this event will be occurring on the rooftop, which happens to be the thirteenth floor at the Roosevelt Hotel. Inspired by the theme of superstition, Andrew Berardini associates number 13 with the supernatural and dark magic that evokes for him both fetishism and virtuosity. As a result, the CPGA’s stand will show the diversity in the French art world.

Participating artistes: Guy de Cointet at Galerie Air de Paris, Guillaume Pinard at Galerie Anne Barrault, Pierre Daquin at Galerie Chevalier, Thomas Mailender at Chez Mohamed Galerie, Charles Petillion at Danysz Gallery, Edouard Wolton at Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Gilles Barbier at Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Aurore Pallet at Galerie Isabelle Gounod, Sonia Delaunay at Galerie Le Minotaure, Yves Klein at Galerie Natalie Seroussi, Laure Prouvost at Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Sarah Meyohas at Galerie Pact, Erik Dietman at Galerie Papillon, Marie Maurel de Maillé at Galerie Sit Down, Olivier Millagou et Walter Pfeiffer at Galerie Sultana

Andrew Berardini is a curator and Californian art critic, Andrew Berardini has collaborated with the Hammer Museum and is the co-founder of The Art Book Review. He has worked on exhibitions for LAXART, Pasadena's Armory Center for the Arts, MOCA, and the Palais de Tokyo. In 2013, he won the Andy Warhol, Creative Capital Grant for Art Writers.

The CPGA (Comité Professionnel des Galeries d'Art) is a French association that has been promoting French art and artists since 1947.

This project is sponsored by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.