los-angeles

“Young Turks,” a film by Stephen Seemayer

Downtown Gallery

There are rumors of boom in the Los Angeles art world. The development of the Museum of Contemporary Art, with its implications of international sanction, have detonated an already simmering real estate market in the downtown area. Dealers, real estate developers, and artists are gearing up for the gold rush; many artists and galleries have migrated downtown, nestling close to the soon-to-be-hatched new museum. As on Wall Street, Rodeo Drive, West Broadway, and the backlot at 20th Century–Fox, people are hungry here. Who gets served first should come as a surprise to no one.

It is not a new development that artists are romantically hallucinated as marauding, brutish, yet charming rogues. A local manifestation of this cartoon is the “Young Turks,” 13 artists who work in downtown Los Angeles. They were recently showing together as a group and are the subjects of a film of the same name. Upon

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