An alliance of activists from Los Angeles and New York highlighted the role of the artist and her dealer, Gavin Brown, in artwashing the gentrification of working-class neighborhoods.
This open letter was sent to Hyperallergic by Boyle Heights Alliance Against Artwashing and Displacement, in response to an article by Charles Gaines, earlier this month.
After the words “Fuck White Art” were anonymously spray-painted on the roll-up gate of Nicodim Gallery, the LAPD said it would treat the act of vandalism as a hate crime.
LOS ANGELES — “No one is an innocent actor in the fine art of gentrification,” said a woman with a bandana covering her face, as she stood with dozens of protesters last Saturday evening outside of Museum as Retail Space, a gallery in the Eastside neighborhood of Boyle Heights.
LOS ANGELES — The latest development in the debate over art and gentrification in Boyle Heights took place earlier this month, when a public forum was held at the Pico Gardens complex, part of the largest public housing bloc west of the Mississippi.