Downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) is proud to announce their partnership with Le Petit Prince® for a special group exhibition to commemorate 75 years of one of the most beloved and influential novels of all time, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince. Opening August 14th in the Main Gallery, Looking with the Heart: The Little Prince 75th anniversary group show will feature new works from 65 artists from around the globe, celebrating the theme “Looking with the Heart.” Full artist roster below.
In The Little Prince(French: Le Petit Prince) we follow a mysterious little prince as he departs from his asteroid (“B-612”) and travels from one neighboring planet to another searching for connection and meaning after feeling used and taken for granted by his beautiful but demanding rose. At one point in the story, The Little Prince learns that truly seeing is not a physical activity with your eyes, but a matter of the heart: “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” In addition to other central themes, such as love, loss, and responsibility, The Little Prince is a story about escaping the trappings of perception to see truth, encouraging individuals to explore their potential, and never forgetting what was learned as a child.
Saint-Exupéry, a pioneering aviator, best-selling writer and humanist, wrote The Little Prince in 1943. First published in New York, the book was published three years later in France in 1946. Timeless in its imagery and message, the book continues to resonate with readers of all ages through its themes of respect for humanity, friendship, authenticity, and charity. To date, the book has sold over 200 million copies and has reached more than 400 million readers around the world with over 300 translations, making it one of the world’s most translated books (second only to the Bible which has over 400 translations). A true cultural phenomenon, three quarters of a century later, millions of fans are experiencing The Little Prince in ways the author could have only imagined, with visits to the theme park in France, the museum in Japan, the flagship store in Paris.
CHG joins a roster of more than 40 North American licensed brands committed to preserving and sharing the powerful story of The Little Prince for generations to come.
The artist roster for The Little Prince 75th anniversary group show features:
Arturo García de las Heras
Hera of HERAKUT
Huang Po Hsun
Jackie Dunn Smith
Richard J Oliver
The Little Prince 75th anniversary group showopens Saturday, August 14th from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm in the Main Gallery, alongside a four-artist show in Gallery 2, titled Animalia, featuring Franc Kaiser, Josh Keyes, Miguel Escobar Uribe, and Okuda San Miguel; as well as a two-artist show in Gallery 3 featuring Jon Ching and Richard Ahnert.
As coronavirus cases continuing to rise, CHG will be requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of entry into the gallery, plus masks will be required and 200 people at a time will be allowed into the gallery’s 12,000 square foot space, which will be monitored by CHG’s staff. After opening night, CHG returns to their regular visiting hours (Thursday through Saturday from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm).
About The Estate of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry:
A French company officially known as Société pour la Gestion et l’Exploitation des Droits Dérivés de l’Œurvre d’Antoine de Saint-Exupéry or as abbreviated, SOGEX. SOGEX is the Global Licensor who owns and controls all rights in and relating to The Little Prince®/Le Petit Prince®. For more info, visit TheLittlePrince.com.
About Licensing Works!®:
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About Corey Helford Gallery:
Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) was first established in 2006 by Jan Corey Helford and her husband, television producer and creator, Bruce Helford (The Conners, Anger Management, The Drew Carey Show, George Lopez) and has since evolved into one of the premier galleries of New Contemporary art. Its goals as an institution are the support and growth of young and emerging, to well-known and internationally established artists. CHG represents a diverse collection of international artists, primarily influenced by today’s pop culture and collectively encompassing style genres such as New Figurative Art, Pop Surrealism, Neo Pop, Graffiti and Street Art. CHG is located in Downtown Los Angeles in a robust 12,000 square foot building, presenting new exhibitions approximately every six weeks.
Corey Helford Gallery is located at 571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033 and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, with visiting hours being Thursday through Saturday from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm. For more info and an upcoming exhibition schedule, visit CoreyHelfordGallery.com and connect on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. For available prints from CHG, visit CHGPrints.com.
August 14, 2021 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
August 14 – September 18, 2021
COREY HELFORD GALLERY
571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033
Open: Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Visiting Hours: Thursday-Saturday, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm