The Look of La-La Land

Los Angeles’s contemporary art scene might now be the nation’s liveliest, especially in terms of new galleries, including branches of New York dealers, sprouting up in neighborhoods from Venice to East L.A. and local—and international—collectors waiting to scoop up the work of recent graduates of hip art schools (CalArts, Art Center, and the art departments at UCLA and USC). But during the 1960s and early 1970s—eons ago in L.A. mind-time—the city’s art world was more homegrown and yearning for something greater.

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Article source: http://www.wsj.com/articles/book-review-out-of-sight-by-william-hackman-my-avant-garde-eduction-by-bernard-cooper-1428694192

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