Mr. Lindemann, Last week I attended the kick-off dinner in Bel Air for Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980 (the collaboration of 60 museums from San Diego to Santa Barbara, for those on your site who are unfamiliar). Could you generally opine on this art scene and, more specifically, let me know which ONE LA artist you would add to your collection, if given the opportunity and, more importantly, why? As an aside, I enjoyed your “art meets hotel” repartee with Mr. Perry, but would suggest that not all Aman hotels grow tired. Next summer, instead of Il Pelicano, give the Amanjiwa a spin.

Thank you Laurey,

I’m really happy Pacific Standard Time looks like a hit. LA artists, there are so many great ones. I guess you mean young-ish… The top painters in LA right now (excluding the old dudes) are Mark Bradford and Mark Grotjahn – those are the ones to covet at this point- if you want painting. Look them up, get what you can.There are a lot of artists coming up-I don’t know who they are-ask David Kordansky, he’s in LA and he seems to know.

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