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How LA Learned to Love Modern Art. A lesson in how a few renegade artists built an art scene from scratch.

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How LA Learned to Love Modern Art. A lesson in how a few renegade artists built an art scene from scratch.

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for genuine art lover's with too much time on their hands only
20 August 2008 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

You REALLY, REALLY have to be an art lover to like this documentary. I mean, I thought after the glacial pacing that maybe I would learn something new about art and I did. But not enough to slog through after the first 10 - 15 minutes. I just couldn't take it anymore. Yes, I agree these guys/gals made their artistic bones on the west coast and need to be recognized but they deserved a better presentation as a whole. Even the celebrity cameos felt limp. I was more interested in the brand of cigars they were smoking than in the subject they were discussing. I flipped back to view what I had recorded from the History Channel to finish my night.


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