Art Platform Los Angeles, the new contemporary art fair scheduled to open in the city in October, has released its list of confirmed exhibitors, which numbers 70 galleries, including a handful from New York, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The fair is being organized by the Chicago-based firm Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. (MMPI), which owns the Armory Show in New York, and will compete with Art Los Angeles Contemporary, which is set to present its third fair in January 2012.
In New York, MMPI’s Armory Show is itself facing new competition from the British firm Frieze, which recently announced plans to bring its eponymous London fair to New York in May of next year.
Among the New York galleries making the trip out to L.A. are Yossi Milo, Gering & López, DCKT Contemporary, Andrew Edlin, Invisible-Exports, Bruce Silverstein, and Knoedler & Company.
Dealer Perry Rubenstein, who recently closed down his Chelsea operations to move to City of Angels, has also reserved a booth.