Vanity Fair: The City of Warring Angels

The City of Warring Angels Culture: vanityfair.com

An article (click on the title of the post) from Vanity Fair on the new forms of art patronage. Philanthropy through the arts goes back through the beginning of the 20th century and the greatest museums in the US to Abby Aldrich Rockefeller and Peggy Guggenheim. This article chronicles some of the faces of the current patrons in Los Angeles. Portraiture is no longer the main form of patronage, now it seems to be an avenue that benefits the public instead of the artist; a public mass with very few artists making the cut. Dennis Hopper (shown above weeks before he passed away) is one of the individuals from the arts scene in the West that was both artist and patron.


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