ARTIST TALK with Bedri Baykam moderated by Peter Frank! 

You are cordially invited to a rare ARTIST TALK with Bedri Baykam moderated by noted art critic Peter Frank!

Please join us and meet he artist behind "VISUAL ADVENTURES (Dimensions + Time)"!!

WHEN: Sunday, January 19th from 4pm – 6pm.
*Small reception to follow*

Bedri Baykam’s solo exhibition in Los Angeles at the Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts, opened its doors on the 7th of December 2019, with a 5-hour long reception that hosted hundreds of guests.

Baykam’s 4D works - highly developed lenticulars holding 20 to 25 layers of depth, that had been shown previously in several other museums such as the Berlin Akademie der Künste, Barcelona Picasso Museum, Paris Pinacotheque and Roland Garros Museums, as well as several art fairs and galleries worldwide - were seen for the first time by Los Angeles based art lovers, who were very impressed by discovering Baykam’s fresh and new world of images.

Alongside the 4Ds, Baykam’s exhibit is comprised of his recent canvas works, as well as his well-known “EmptyFrame” inscribed with his famous 1987 logo “This Has Been Done Before”.

The “Art History Map” that Baykam completed in 2019 was also presented to the LA art audience at the Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts exhibit with its different edition forms in size and surface (canvas and laminated paper). Hand prepared as an artwork in six months and published as an edition.

Baykam’s Art History Map and exhibit were featured on the December 2019 cover of the Art Walk Gallery Guide published by the Los Angeles Times.

In an event at UCLA, prepared jointly with IAA/USA, Baykam held a speech about his Art History Map, the official declaration of “World Art Day” only a month ago in Paris at the General Conference of UNESCO. This speech followed Baykam’s proposal, as World President of IAA, to the UNESCO Executive Board in 2018. 

The Turkish General Consul of LA, Mr. Can Oğuz, as well as his guest, the Azerbaijan General Consul Nasimi Aghayev were also present the UCLA event.

Baykam’s recently published book in English “Guerilla Carries No Umbrella” was first launched in Los Angeles. The publication of 460 pages comprises two sections, on art and politics.

It contains several articles by Baykam about the rights of non-western Artists, as well as his struggles for a world with a better democracy, human rights and freedom of speech record, among many others. 

The book is about to be launched in Turkey on January 13, 2020.

Well-known LA -based art critic Peter Frank has written an extensive article about Baykam, which newly defines his works as “Pop-Expressionist”.

Given the extraordinary response to and continually growing interest in Bedri Baykam’s exhibit, Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts has extended the exhibit “Visual Adventures” until February 1st.

Exhibition Dates: December 7th, 2019 – February 1st , 2020.
Artist Talk moderated by Peter Frank - small reception to follow:
WHEN: Sunday, January 19th from 4pm – 6pm.

WHERE: GDCA Gallery - 727 S Spring Street / LA, CA 90014
(between 7th & 8th Streets)

710 & 712 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014 (between 7th & 8th Streets).

817 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014 (between 8th & 9th Streets). $10.00 Flat Rate - CASH ONLY - Attendant on Premises - Closes at 03:00 am

We look forward to seeing you Sunday!

Bedri Baykam  "Visual Adventures" (Dimension + Time) article in DTLA Life Magazine (pg. 48-55)

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved founder and dear friend, Gloria Delson.

Gloria has been visionary in every chapter of her life.

An award-winning sculptor in her own right, she was an avid collector, setting herself apart in her ability to spot raw talent.

As an art dealer she discovered, mentored and nurtured countless artists, many of whom became close & devoted friends.

Gloria was fearless. She exemplified spirit, sophistication and class, while being absolutely real and 100 % authentic.

One of her most defining traits was her genuine and infinite curiosity. Gloria loved people; people were her drug.

She was a humanist in the truest sense of the word. Fiercely liberal, she had a huge heart, a quick wit and a raucous sense of humor.

She was a modern woman, ahead of her time, fighting in the front lines of the women’s lib movement and speaking out against injustice wherever she encountered it.

She always believed in the best in people and lifted them up, so they may believe in themselves.

She was a deeply loyal friend, 

generous to a fault. Her door was always open, her ear was always yours.

A connoisseur of art, food, wine, literature and politics, she equally valued the simple pleasures – every day, no matter what – work ceased, to observe the sunset.

She possessed an inherent wisdom that recognized and cherished what mattered most in life.

She personified the term “aging gracefully”; taking adversity in stride, adjusting with patience and dignity.

She was a mentor, a mother, a teacher, a friend – a shining light on my firmament.

Rest in peace, glorious soul. The world is better for your fingerprints

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