• Discussion

    ARTHUR SECUNDA: IS THERE ANYTHING unique about Los Angeles art, Los Angeles artists, or the work that’s being done here? How would you describe the current art scene in Los Angeles?

    Arnold Schifrin: One of the things that is unique here is that an artist can live. There is an old saying that in New York you make it as a painter and in Los Angeles you make it as a teacher. The thing is that here you can live. I’m a man with five children and I teach very little . . . maybe twice a week and the rest of the time I can paint. I have a good standard of living in the United States now after World War