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Layla Love
LOT ID: 57568
Flying is hard, landing is harder, 2002

Silver Print, on luster paper
11 х 14 in. (27.94 x 35.56 cm.)
Signed, dated and editioned verso
Edition 5/10
Lot description
Layla Love, Flying is hard, landing is harder, 2002. Silver print on luster paper, 11 x 14 inches. Signed. Edition of 10.

Layla Love~visionary photographer, who contributes her art and writings as a beacon of light~ is throwing a benefit for a special night of peace with PeacelinkLive that is taking place 11.11.11.

Layla's extraordinary photography explores identity and religion, through examinations of the rich, the poor, the wise and the wild and crazy, creating a story of global politics, human relations, sex, passion, spirituality, and abstraction.

Layla Love’s work was shown alongside Andy Warhol, Mapplethorpe and Basquiat in the exhibition, “The Black and White Show,” The AP Track curator who brought the exhibition to Collective Hardware, Amy Rosi, embraces the artist’s work stating, “Layla’s beautiful energy is transmitted into her work.” Layla’s artwork was included in The White House’s permanent collection. She is also an artist represented in the Tiffany Co. Collection, The Alex Grey Foundation, and The Women’s Museum in Dallas.
Show love some love and be the link to peace.

Benefiting Peacelink Live!
A non profit organization dedicated to creating tools and solutions to help individuals and communities shift to a culture of peace. Image purchases will be tax deductible.

Next Event: Friday, Nov. 11 at 8pm at the Agape International Spiritual Center. This night is a celebration and call to action globally to join together and become a culture of oneness, connection, love, peace and social justice.
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Layla Love is an established photographer that splits her time and work between New York and London. Love’s passion for film has been apparent since the age of 12. Since then, she has never strayed far from the darkroom, or from her dedication to interdisciplinary thinking. Her latest show, “Lucid Dreaming,” [included] negatives extracted from past moments, shared with the viewer in limited editions and inimitable imagery.

This May, Layla Love experienced a monumental stepping-stone in her career when her artwork was included in The White House’s permanent collection. She is also an artist represented in the Tiffany Co. collection, The Alex Grey Foundation, and The Women’s Museum in Dallas.

A Visual Voice:
Love describes her artwork as “a vehicle to explore the inner landscape of the human experience.” With a Bachelors of Arts degree in Visual Communications and Journalism from the University of California, Santa Cruz, Love ‘s artwork often provokes a transformative change. She is an artist that believes in socially conscious individuals, and utilizes her talents in partnership with non-profit and community-based organizations.

A prominent human rights activist, Layla Love has worked with women’s organizations such as the National Woman’s Organization (NOW) and the Women’s Media Center. The primary focus of her body of work has been women who dare, the voiceless and the renown, including the subjects Liz Abzug, Gloria Steinem, Ani DiFranco, Tori Amos, and Alice Walker and Amy Goodman.

As a photojournalist and documentary photographer, Layla Love attempts to lend a voice to the oppressed. She has traveled extensively, receiving her first assignment with Student Reporting CNN in 1999, and has since continued to photograph human disparities in Southeast Asia, West Africa, and Eastern Europe. Many of these experiences have been translated through the expression of art and social change; in the upcoming documentary about Layla Love’s life, produced by Tarmak, the filmmakers encapsulate this process.

Featured Exhibitions:
Layla Love’s solo exhibition, “Art Heals,” was privileged to have the honor of showcasing at The National Arts Club in 2009, thanks to the avid support of Anthony Haden-Guest and Catherine Johnson. The National Arts Club exhibition was followed by a series of four exhibitions at the B
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