BMW was a partner of the star-studded preview of Paris Photo’s second annual arrival in Los Angeles on Thursday night, which drew a haute crowd of guests including celebrity art collectors like Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom and Jodie Foster.
The crowd of over 4,800 attendees included collectors Maria Bell, Jan and Trish de Bont, Danny First, Alan Hergott, Maja Hoffmann, Deborah Irmas, Stefan Simchowitz, Scott Stover, Kathy Suder, Benedikt and Lauren Taschen, and Michael G. Wilson; and art world principals Quentin Bajac, Chief Curator of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, Dan Cameron, Chief Curator at The Orange County Museum of Art, Joanne Heyler, Director of The Broad Museum, Chrissie Iles, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Agnès Sire, Director of the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Steven D. Lavine, President of CalArts, Roxana Marcoci, Photography Department Senior Curator at The Museum of Modern Art, Ann Philbin, Director of The Hammer Museum, Sandra Phillips, Curator of Photography at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Britt Salvesen, Curator of Photography at Los Angeles County Museum of Art were on hand to celebrate at Paramount Studios in Hollywood.
Additional Los Angeles and international personalities in attendance included Maria Bello, Jo Champa, Jamie Lee Curtis, Julie Delpy, Lisa Edelstein, French director/producer Claude Lelouch, Steven Levitan, Joni Mitchell, Moby, Roger O’Donnell, Tracee Ellis Ross, Cameron Silver, Mena Suvari, Omar Sy, and Jesse Williams, of whom were offered glasses of Ruinart Champagne upon arrival.
In addition to a presentation by BMW, 81 galleries and art book dealers from 181 countries were on hand at the Paramount New York lot. A robust programming schedule invites guests to attend book signings, artist conversations, screenings, the special LAPD Photo Archive exhibition, and a Dennis Hopper tribute. The fair is open to the public April 25-27, 2014.