PRINT August 1962




I would like to get one or two things straight. Mr. Feitelson on the panel claims to have started the Stanley Rose Gallery. This is one fact I do know—I started it. He came later where I exhibited him, and many other local painters—some for the first time. Later he took over the gallery and did put on some fine shows.

Having read both the Los Angeles and San Francisco panels, I could only come to the conclusion that the artists in Los Angeles are still inflicted with a provincial patriotism and a cultural inferiority complex that hasn’t changed since the last decade. The expatriates from New York are similar to the American Ghosts that haunt Paris. It is not the artists concern where he lives only inasmuch as his needs as an artist are fulfilled. In that sense he is an internationalist.

They, the panel, seemed more involved with security, a pleasurable life, or whether Los Angeles is

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