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China Art Objects's Steve Hanson on the Wild, True History of L.A.'s Chinatown Art Scene | Art for Sale | Artspace
Before the Los Angeles art scene was the Shangri-La—or hype machine, depending on your point of view—that it is today, now spreading from the Eastside to Hollywood to Culver City and beyond, it was a tiny enclave of cool ensconced in a gritty, peculiar setting: the city's historic Chinatown. Why there? Largely because of the energy generated by one renegade artist-run outfit, China Art Objects Galleries, that opened its doors on Chung King Road in 1999 and helped usher in the laid-back-but-polished, multidisciplinary era of L.A. art that has characterized the past decade and a half. 
artspace  art  chinatown  losangeles  artgalleries  chinartobject  stevenhanson 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
How Has Chinatown Stayed Chinatown?
Chinatown is hedged in by three of the borough’s priciest neighborhoods: Soho to the north, the Financial District to the south, and, to the west, Tribeca, where the monthly cost of a one-bedroom averages $5,100. Developers would eagerly replace Chinatown’s tenement buildings with market-rate housing for young professionals or gut the existing buildings, leaving only the tea parlors and dumpling shacks.
chinatown  chinatownnewyork  newyork  nymag  gentrification  realestate 
february 2016 by brendanmcfadden

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