Groundhog Day 2022
Before the pandemic froze California in a wave of shutdowns and disease, Los Angeles had established itself as a cultural capital…
—Adam Nagourney, The New York Times, May 12, 2021
I really think L.A. is turning into the new Berlin.
—Klaus Biesenbach, The New York Times, July 31, 2018
Los Angeles will continue to gain in importance… New York is still the center, but L.A. dares more.
—Destinee Russ-Sutton, Artnet News, Oct. 9, 2021
Los Angeles isn’t an egghead place, and no one expects the local civic museum to do Nobel-caliber scholarship.… Museums in Southern California compete with the best weather in the world and hundreds of miles of sandy beaches on which buff surfers and present-day Gidgets cavort.
—Brian T. Allen, National Review, July 29, 2021
Los Angeles is not necessarily known as a city of art collectors, but nestled smack dab in Beverly Hills is among the more active buyers in the market…
—The New York Times, July 5, 2021
The prolonged closure is… setting the city back at a crucial moment when an influx of artists and galleries and an expanding museum scene had prompted some to pronounce Los Angeles the contemporary art world’s creative center.
—The New York Times, Feb. 10, 2021
—Cheech Marin, ArtNews, Nov. 9, 2021