La Luz de Jesus Press was founded in 2000 by legendary gallery owner & collector Billy Shire.

Shire and his La Luz de Jesus Gallery are credited with providing both a space and support for a generation of young artists who continue to grow and impact art perceptions, not to mention the collective unconscious. Shire’s vision has been so influential, he was honored with a tribute exhibition at Track 16 Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, California in 1998, and presented with a Lifetime Achievement award by the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in 2009 for recognition of all he’s done for the new contemporary art movement. He has been interviewed by everyone from House and Gardens to The Wall Street Journal.

Through La Luz de Jesus Press, Billy Shire publishes beautifully produced, high quality books highlighting the work of some of his favorite artists.

From April 2005 to March 2010, Shire operated a second galley, Billy Shire Fine Arts in Culver City, California. Several flag-pole exhibitions at BSFA were chronicled in books published under the La Luz de Jesus Press & Billy Shire Fine Arts Press imprints. The spirit and aesthetic of that space has been incorporated back into the original La Luz de Jesus Gallery, which now boasts two exhibition spaces within the same Los Feliz neighborhood address.

For more information about Billy Shire, the La Luz de Jesus Gallery or Billy Shire Fine Arts, contact info@laluzdejesus.com

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