Art Platform - Los Angeles 2012 Announces Sponsors and Partners

Art Platform - Los Angeles is pleased to announce its sponsors and partners for the second edition of their modern and contemporary art fair for Los Angeles.

Art Platform - Los Angeles is pleased to announce its sponsors and partners for the second edition of their modern and contemporary art fair for Los Angeles. The dynamic partnerships created with sponsors of Art Platform - Los Angeles will enhance the experience of fair-goers and the Los Angeles arts community in a multitude of ways. Official sponsors are Audi, Chubb, Frederick Fisher and Partners, I Squared, Los Angeles Confidential, Patina, Rolling Greens,sbe, U.S. Trust and XOJet.

From luxury car manufacturers, hospitality groups and insurance companies to architecture firms, magazine publishers, restaurants and banks, Art Platform - Los Angeles sponsors are diverse in their business pursuits yet unified in their deep commitment to supporting the arts in Los Angeles evidenced by their generous contributions and active participation in the events and programming of the fair.

U.S. Trust kicked off this year's fair celebrations with a private dinner for collectors and LA artists at the home of Lilly Tartikoff Karatz and Bruce Karatz. Audi is a committed friend to the worlds of art, culture and entertainment and is consistently supporting the industry through strategic partnerships with influential organizations such as Art Platform - Los Angeles. In the spirit of dedication to the very best in design, on display are Audi's stunning and powerful RS 5 and S7 vehicles.XOJET, the San Francisco-based private aviation company has commissioned visual and sound artist Steve Roden to create a soundwork for one of their customized Challenger 300 jets. During the opening night, special guests will be invited to experience Roden's commissioned soundwork onboard an XOJET Challenger 300. sbe, a creative hospitality group, will enhance Art Platform - Los Angeles' commitment to both VIPs and the Los Angeles community through the cross-promotional marketing efforts geared towards the Los Angeles entertainment industry and its thriving art community. Chubb Insurance will be presenting an informative discussion during the Open Platform series titled, "Art Market Pulse: Evaluating Challenges for Collectors, Cultural Institutions, Artists in the Current Market." This talk will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 3-4pm and is free and open to the public.

Additional information about our partners:

Audi of America, Inc.and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. Audi was a top-performing luxury brand in Europe during 2011, and broke all-time company sales records in the U.S. AUDI AG is planning to invest a total of EUR 13 billion over the period 2012 through 2016 on new products and technologies. Visit or for more information regarding Audi vehicle and business issues.

The Chubb Group of Insurance Companiesform a multi-billion dollar organization providing property and casualty insurance for personal and commercial customers worldwide through 8,500 independent agents and brokers. Chubb's global network includes branches and affiliates in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. Chubb is a worldwide leader in insuring fine homes, automobiles, yachts, antiques, classic cars and other collectibles, and personal liability.

Discriminating clients in art, education, business, and culture turn to Frederick Fisher and Partners Architects (FFP) for architecture that brings clarity, purpose, and delight to modern life. Museums and galleries, educational facilities, libraries, restaurants, urban plans and parks, community spaces, mixed-use developments, live-work environments, and private residences created by FFP are recognized for their rigor, beauty, and authenticity. FFP offers high design with high delivery of sophisticated, buildable, and community-oriented spaces with a relentless drive toward simplicity and directness. Art spaces heighten the aesthetic experience of the work they exhibit. Educational spaces reflect their missions with intellect and innovation. Dwelling spaces are comfortable and collaborative. Public spaces are contextual as well as surprising. While based in Los Angeles, FFP creates projects in Berlin, Tokyo, New York, Hawaii, Michigan, Ohio, and New Jersey, as well as throughout the state of California.

I Squared is the next generation of urban chic home design that keeps pace with the lifestyle of those who are always moving forward and rarely get the chance to slow down. Those who don't have the time to shop every competitor to find the most style and best price only have one stop to make in order to get it all. I Squared maintains a metropolitan life with a cosmopolitan attitude that doesn't let you compromise on the finest home furnishings, even with a budget in mind. I Squared is where good design meets great prices.

LOS ANGELES CONFIDENTIAL magazine is the premiere glossy publication in Los Angeles, celebrating the finest in fashion, art, beauty, culture, dining, entertainment, interior design, nightlife, and travel. LOS ANGELES CONFIDENTIAL magazine covers the hottest trends and most influential players and tastemakers from an insider's point of view.

Patina Restaurant Group a bi-coastal boutique company, is a leader in the premium segment of the restaurant industry with over fifty establishments. On the West Coast its portfolio includes the renowned Los Angeles Times' four-starred and Michelin-starred Patina Restaurant in Walt Disney Concert Hall, Nick and Stef's Steakhouse, Cafe Pinot at the Maguire Gardens, and their newest addition, Ray's and Stark Bar, recently honored by Esquire magazine as one of the "Best New Restaurants 2011." Additional West Coast establishments include Naples Ristorante, Tortilla Joe's, Catal, and Uva Bar and Cafe located at Anaheim's Downtown Disney District®, Leatherby's Cafe Rouge at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Pinot Brasserie in Las Vegas, and catering and food service in museums and cultural centers throughout California. On the East Coast, its portfolio features New York City's world-famous Rockefeller Center Ice Rink, The Sea Grill, The Grand Tier Restaurant at the Metropolitan Opera, La Fonda Del Sol and Lincoln Ristorante, also honored by Esquire magazine as a 2011 Best New Restaurants and named "The Best New Restaurant in America" by GQ Magazine.

Rolling Greens is Southern California's most unique garden and home destination. Our locations feature the finest live plants, artificial plants, home decor, containers, antiques and one-of-a-kind accents. Our three locations cater to the general public and to the trade. Rolling Greens original nursery in Culver City focuses more on the garden. Our Los Angeles and Costa Mesa locations focus more on the home. Each location features thousands of unique items ranging from found statuary and one-of-a-kind pottery to orchids of unparalleled quality. New shipments from around the world arrive at each of our locations weekly, so there is always something new to discover.
Rolling Greens offers project coordination to designers and landscape architects, advice to do-it-yourselfers and custom garden service and installation to restaurants, hotels, commercial buildings, luxury hotels and residential customers nationwide.

sbe is a creative hospitality company that develops, manages and operates award-winning hotels, restaurants and nightlife. Through exclusive partnerships with cultural visionaries, sbe is dedicated to delivering the best in design, culinary and entertainment. Already a proven leader in Southern California, sbe has expanded several of its flagship brands including Katsuya by Starck, The Bazaar by Jose Andres, Hyde Lounge and SLS Hotels to Houston, Las Vegas and Miami, and will soon be arriving in New York and in international markets as well. Founded in 2002 by Chairman and CEO Sam Nazarian, sbe is a privately held company. More information about sbe can be obtained at, or by downloading the sbe App here.

Since 1853, U.S. Trust has been providing multi-generational, customized wealth management for high-net-worth individuals and families. We recognize wealth is not measured by numbers alone, but by the extraordinary opportunities and challenges that define one's life. We apply our insight and expertise to help our clients make the most of the things that matter most to them, including preservation of wealth, building legacy, sharing wealth with the next generation, planning for growth and succession in private businesses, and supporting charitable causes that are important to our clients. U.S. Trust is the private wealth management division at Bank of America, and offers a wide range of comprehensive wealth management capabilities, including investment management, trust and estate planning and administration, complex credit and private banking solutions.

XOJET, a TPG portfolio company founded in 2006, has become one of the fastest-growing private aviation companies in history, serving more than 4,000 customer worldwide. XOJET's unique business model combines private jet membership, flexible programs, and fixed-price charter with a singular focus on providing the highest level of customer service at every point of the client's experience. XOJET's commitment to safety leadership has earned the highest safety ratings in the industry, and XOJET is the only business aviation provider to rank either #1 or #2 in all twelve ARG/US Platinum safety rating categories. XOJET is the first and only private aviation operator to enable its entire fleet of Citation X and Challenger 300 jets - and the recently added Hawker800XP - with complimentary in-flight Wi-Fi Internet connectivity.

About Art Platform - Los Angeles
Art Platform - Los Angeles art fair demonstrates the rich and diverse cultural landscape of Southern California and underscores Los Angeles' influential position within the contemporary art world.

Bringing together both local and international artists, dealers, collectors, museums and art enthusiasts that play important roles in the vibrant Southern California art community, Art Platform - Los Angeles emphasizes the increased recognition of greater Los Angeles as an international art capital. In pursuit of such emphasis, Art Platform - Los Angeles 2012 will both continue to provide unprecedented access to the art, galleries, institutions and collections that define the Los Angeles art scene, and to contextualize them within a broader, international framework.

Art Platform - Los Angeles will serve as a platform to encourage and deepen the dialogue between the talent of greater Los Angeles and that of the international art community around the globe.

Show Dates and Times:

Private Preview:
Thursday, September 27, 2012

General Admission:
Friday, Sept 28
Saturday, Sept 29
Sunday, Sept 30

The Barker Hangar
3021 Airport Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90405