My congratulations to Dan Sullivan for writing something that is all too often overlooked and needs repeating much more frequently: "This reporter's heart doesn't leap up, frankly, to think of yet another culture palace on the Hill, at a time when so many Los Angeles artists are just hacking from job to job--when they can find one" ("Are We Creating Mausoleums Filled With Starving Artists?," May 24).

Sullivan's entire article of musings on the support of artists may open a can of worms, but this is the time to address the issue.

Art institutions are great for artists and the public, but it is still too easy to give to the institution and overlook the individual artist. It seems to me that this is particularly the case in the visual arts. It did this visual artist's heart a world of good to read Sullivan's article.


Long Beach

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