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Steve Martin and Eric Fischl on why L.A. loves art
Steve Martin and Eric Fischl on why L.A. loves art

In the beginning of "A Conversation With Eric Fischl and Steve Martin" at the LA Art House in West Hollywood, Martin pondered our love of art, noting that Los Angeles has built new art museums costing hundreds of millions of dollars. "I don't think there's any one answer," Martin said. "There's an emotional content, of course, an aesthetic content … a social aspect." Fischl, in turn, said art is the way he processes experience and a way for people to share experiences and participate in the culture. The two continued exploring the subject at the gallery's March 11 salon, presented with Christie's and the Hammer Museum and...

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