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No artist is free from dry periods or mental blocks, when the old ideas seem to lead nowhere and new ones are hard to find. Different artists have approached the problem in various ways.
"Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980" makes the case for the many ways in which Los Angeles has been a partner, catalyst and home to a unique, prolific and influential artistic vision.
Despite the real benefits for an artist of marrying (or living with) another artist, the identical careers -- regardless of how dissimilar their respective artwork may be -- create tensions for the two of them.
For most children of artists, their lives forever revolve around their decisions whether or not to enter the "approved career." In these families, the introduction to art starts quite early.
When Ben Shahn decided to create an allegory for the Holocaust, he may have racked his brain for the image that had affected him the most. He ultimately selected the Hickman children.
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