Edition One Hundred launches online June 30, 2010, with I LOVE LA, an exhibition curated by founder Cat Jimenez celebrating the influence of the Los Angeles art scene on its denizens, and its impact around the globe. Fusing high and low, young and old, independent and commercial cultures, I LOVE LA features local artists, from the famous to the unknown including B+, Augustine Kofie, Estevan Oriol, Miles Regis, Katie Shapiro, and Tasya van Ree. Ms. Jimenez brings them together to reveal the power of their imagination as it is made manifest for the pleasure of art collecting.
Jimenez founded Edition One Hundred because she liked much more photography and art than she could afford to collect. Using the Internet as a sales platform, Edition One Hundred makes the purchase of limited edition artwork possible at any budget. Jimenez is the original collector. She buys art, “Because it enriches our spirits; because it energizes people and spaces; because it as essential as nature and music; because it helps support individuals and communities; because it helps us balance our lives.”
I LOVE LA is about the artists who chose LA, who create in LA and who help to inspire Los Angelenos and the world. These artists belong to their own respective communities. In bringing them together under Edition One Hundred, they get to belong to another community, or the first "class" of Edition One Hundred artists.
Cat Jimenez is currently the Executive Director of the Lucie Foundation, a position she has held since 2005. In 2009 Jimenez and Lucie Foundation founder Hossein Farmani co-founded the Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA), an annual month-long celebration of the still image on the left coast.