Is LA The New Oz?

“Where once emigre artists coming to America headed for New York, now they seem to be landing in Los Angeles. “You can’t prove it through government stats (the bureaucracies don’t track artist émigrés), but the city’s curators, gallery owners and the artists themselves are convinced that a new wave of foreign-born ‘beginner’ types is showing up in L.A. for art’s sake. New York has remained the marketing center for visual arts, but L.A. has taken over as the production center.”