KISS Book Launch Party at Ace Hotel DTLA June 14th
This beautiful sensuous art book by Maggie West is having a launch party @TheAceDTLA this weekend! ~LA
KISS is the debut art book from Los Angeles-based photographer Maggie West. The book features 20 pairs of people kissing each other under colorful, surreal lighting. KISS takes a unique, abstract approach to a subject that has depicted throughout centuries of art. By placing a universal activity in such a dreamlike setting, the book causes readers to reexamine the energy and intimacy taking place with each embrace.
The book features a foreword by artist and journalist Hannah Stouffer. A launch party for KISS will be held on the rooftop of The Ace Hotel on June 14th at 8pm [RSVP details below]. “By combining provocative colorations with intimate moments, the focus of the subjects became a richly surreal fantasy. This method visually separates the models from reality, allowing their feeling and energy to prevail” —Maggie West
KISS features an interesting mix of LA-based models, musicians and artists, from all backgrounds and walks of life. The casting creates a vibrant portrait of Los Angeles in 2015. By celebrating its unique mix of ethnicities and sexualities, KISS celebrates all the diversity and freedom the city has to offer. via Juxtapoz
Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles – Rooftop
929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, California 90015
Date: Sunday, June 14th
Phone Number: (213) 623-3233
Join photographer Maggie West as she celebrates the release of her book KISS June 14th on the rooftop of The Ace Hotel DTLA!
Featuring Vinyl Selections by Victoria Rawlins & Dante Fontana
The book features 20 pair of people kissing one another under colorful, surreal lighting. KISS explores the abstract beauty of a kiss through a variety of relationships and sexualities.