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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

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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.

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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

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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

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Venue:
Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles – Rooftop
929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, California 90015

Date: Sunday, June 14th

Time: 9:30pm-1:00am

Phone Number: (213) 623-3233

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Event Description:
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.

RSVP: rsvptoKISS@gmail.com

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One Response to “KISS Book Launch Party at Ace Hotel DTLA June 14th”
  1. @acehotel @maggiewest Hello, it’s 8pm or 9:30pm tonight?

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