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Steve Martin Shares Aboriginal Australian Art in Beverly Hills

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Steve Martin shares Aboriginal Australian art in Beverly Hills

BEVERLY HILLS (KCRW) — Desert Painters of Australia Part II, Installation View, 2019 It’s the last week to see Desert Painters of Australia at the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills, which features work by indigenous Australians.

“The story [behind these paintings] starts in the 1950s — not the brightest moment in Australia,” says Lindsay Preston Zappas, editor-in-chief at Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles. “There was a forced displacement of a lot of these artists that were in the Australian deserts because of assimilationist policies, but also nuclear testing.”

This displacement brought indigenous groups in contact with white Australia, so they shared their lineages and artistic […]

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