ART & DESIGN

Can You Dig It?


In the Sixties and Seventies, a vibrant community of African-American artists and collectors thrived in Los Angeles, right under the establishment’s nose. Kevin West surveys “Now Dig This!”—a new exhibition that aims to give them their due.

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David Hammons’s America the Beautiful, 1968

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John Outterbridge at his studio, 2011

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Betye Saar in her studio, 1970

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Dale Davis in his studio, 1970

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Dr. Leon Banks in front of a portrait by David Hockney

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Stan Sanders with his wife, Debbie, at their home in Los Angeles, standing in front of William Pajaud’s circa 1979 painting, The Widow

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Betye Saar in her studio, 2011

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Joy Simmons stands in front of the painting Look at What You’ve Become (2005) by Mickalene Thomas, in 2011

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Alonzo Davis in his studio, 1970