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April 20, 2005 16:08 ET

Erotica LA to Hold XART Gallery's 15th Annual Sensual & Erotic Art Exhibition: LAXposed

The Ninth Annual Erotica LA Convention Takes Place June 10-12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 20, 2005 -- Experience a beautiful, edgy and sexy selection of artwork from Los Angeles's top, new contemporary artists at the 15th Annual Sensual & Erotic Art Exhibition: LAXposed at the Erotica LA convention taking place June 10 through June 12, 2005. In its 15th year, this provocative satellite exhibit from the XART Gallery is one of many features at Erotica LA this year. Arranged without walls, LAXposed demonstrates the sense of identity and cohesion experienced by contemporary artists living and working in the greater Los Angeles area.

LAXposed originally premiered at The Erotic Museum in Hollywood, CA and is currently the most sought after art exhibition about erotica. In the past few decades, the artists featured have played a large role in promoting positive change and a new social drive for the freedom of expression. The 15th Annual Sensual & Erotic Art Exhibition: LAXposed is organized by The XART Gallery in Los Angeles and is sponsored by The Lifestyles Organization.

"Erotic artwork is the clearest and most accurate mirror of a given society," said XART Gallery Director Luis De La Cruz. "Sometimes critics find difficulty distinguishing between pornography and art. Even though both types of images use sex, the combination of artistic or erotic qualities and subtle pornography are the prime reason the artwork receives such critical acclaim. Although the images may contain pornographic qualities, the overall aesthetics reveal the fundamental investments of art."

"We are proud to hold such a magnificent and respected annual exhibition at our show," states Chad Beecher, Vice President of Marketing & Operations for ELA. "We believe the LAXposed exhibit from the XART Gallery will have a large impact on our attendees and the exhibit is sure to inspire even more people to embrace their freedom of expression. Their participation also exposes the masses to this original and stunning art and gives them the option to purchase these amazing pieces."

A highlight of this year's exhibit is the world premiere of Body and Mind...the Aesthetic Genius of R.C. Horsch -- a special, all-encompassing array of beauty, sensuality, emotion and humor from the post-modern master artist, which will begin its tour in Europe this summer. Other artists participating in LAXposed include Sia Aryai, David Bloksberg, Sandra Chang, John Evans, Lord Tim Hudson, Karynna, Christine Kessler, Ken Marcus, Steve Montiglio, Lea Morales, Lisa Pirchard, Pornotopia.com, Mel Roberts, Michael Robles, Sagemonn, Craig Scoffone, Brian Soucy, Martin Tellez, Tiffany Trenda, Frank Venades and Robert Watson Jr. In addition, the XART Gallery will also feature photographs from the renowned new book, "LOVE & LUST" by Donna Ferrato.

Erotica LA, now in its ninth consecutive year, and growing substantially each year, is world-renowned for introducing new products, services and concepts in the world of romantic, sensual and erotic entertainment. Over the past decade, sensuous entertainment has become more accessible to the public and the headlining industry has become the consistent subject of mainstream network and cable shows. Erotica LA is one of the first conventions to take this mainstream entertainment directly to the consumer. Erotica LA brings together merchants, exhibitors, talent, educators and consumers alike in the most newsworthy and entertaining event of the year!

To register as a media representative, please visit erotica-la.com and download the media registration form available within the Media Center section of the site.

For exhibiting and sponsorship information, please visit erotica-la.com or contact Carolyn Wang at 818-718-5788 x160 or via email at carolyn@erotica-la.com.

To purchase tickets to this year's Erotica LA 2005 event, please visit the website at erotica-la.com, purchase tickets at ticketweb.com or call toll free at 866-468-3399.

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