The Art of PunkFebruary 1, 2003
An artistic zephyr is about to engulf Los Angeles in pure Kantor tradition, as Kantor Gallery introduces into the art world invigorating contemporary talent, innovative ideas and a rejuvenated gallery.
With years of planning and dedication, Niels Kantor has moved his gallery from its previous location of eight years and has recreated the former Zero 1 Gallery; which prestigiously held over twenty years of history representing many Los Angeles artists. The Kantor Gallery will focus on creative fresh talent that will stir emotion and tantalize the eye, as future generations of artists are discovered and given recognition. Like his parents Ulrike and Paul Kantor, who have been selling and representing new artists such as Dekooning and Herman since the early 1950’s in Los Angeles, it is now their son Niels who continues the family legacy.
Niels Kantor opened his gallery in October of 1994 with young new artist Jessika Wood: Paintings + Ceramics. Throughout the years the gallery displayed artists Becca, John Scane, Mel Ramos, Kenny Scharf and Henry Vincent amongst many others. And exhibited established contemporary artists like Roy Lichtenstein, Edward Ruscha, and Andy Warhol whose styles have set an influential plateau of dexterity.
The gallery is very excited to announce that local artist Kenton Parker will be contributing to this movement his insight and experience, as the new director of Kantor Gallery. Given the history of these galleries, combined with over 30 years of experience, innovation and complete renovation; the Kantor Gallery will surpass the limits and speculations of art.
Diligent planning has taken its form and the birth of a new generation of artists has arrived. The Kantor Gallery will premier with tradition, mixed in with modern rebellion in true art form as the Kantor Gallery presents “The Art of Punk”. Opening the 1st of February 2003 with original artwork from established artists: Emek, Shepard Fairey, Dave Leamon, Raymond Pettibon, Mark Vallen and random artists from the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s. The exhibit will include over 800 original flyers, posters and books from bands Black Flag, the Ramones and many more.
Opening reception will be held from six to nine o’clock in the evening, Saturday February 1st of 2003. For more information please contact Michelle Paz at (323) 933-6976.