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02/06/2011 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

LA Gallery To Show Controversial Art Censored By Smithsonian

A gallery in downtown Los Angeles is planning to show a video by the late artist David Wojnarowicz that is currently at the center of a censorship debate at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington.

The CB1 Gallery said in an e-mail this week that it will display Wojnarowicz's "A Fire in My Belly" (1987) during Thursday's downtown art walk and continuing through the weekend. The gallery, located near the corner of Spring and Fifth streets in downtown's Gallery Row, is planning to exhibit the full 13-minute video in the entranceway to its West Gallery space so that the artwork will be available for the public to see.

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