Opinion

How Does the LA Scene Measure Up (Literally) with NYC?

You know the tired old cliche about LA sprawl? It appears to be true about the city’s art world.

Artist Zach Alan has superimposed Manhattan (highlighting the Chelsea gallery district — 23rd to 34th Streets and Ninth to Eleventh Avenues — in red) to demonstrate how it is virtually impossible to wander to see gallery art in LA, unlike in New York. Each of those location markers indicate a gallery, art nonprofit, museum or space with an art program.

Density is certainly working against LA’s favor in terms of an art scene.

Original LA gallery map via Culver City Gallery Guide

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