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Artbound

Xaviera Simmons and the Construct of Whiteness

Using images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's publicly available collection, Xaviera Simmons adds shape and and text to the construct of whiteness in a work that occupies a series of billboards on Gene Autry Trail.

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Mekala Session playing drums with a purple background | Samantha Lee "The New West Coast Sound: An L.A. Jazz Legacy" ab s11 episode image
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55:57
Artbound

The New West Coast Sound - An L.A. Jazz Legacy

Drummer Mekala Session and other artists carry forward Los Angeles’ rich jazz legacy.
Season 11 Episode 2
A large-scale Light and Space artwork from Robert Irwin called "untitled (dawn to dusk.)" | Still from Artbound "Light & Space" ab s11
Episode
56:43
Artbound

Light & Space

Robert Irwin, Larry Bell and Helen Pashgian explore perception, material and experience.
Season 11 Episode 1
Jeffrey Deitch at his desk | Still from "Artbound" Jeffrey Deitch's Los Angeles
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54:08
Artbound

Jeffrey Deitch's Los Angeles

A behind-the-scenes look at the contemporary art world through the eyes of a legendary art dealer and curator, Jeffrey Deitch.
Season 10 Episode 5
How Sweet the Sound gospel music primary Gospel ABs10
Episode
52:51
Artbound

How Sweet The Sound: Gospel In Los Angeles

Gospel music would not be what it is today if not for the impact left by Los Angeles in the late 60’s and early 70’s, a time defined by political movements across the country.
Season 10 Episode 4
Woman in calavera face paint during Día de los Muertos | Photo from "Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead" ABs10
Episode
56:18
Artbound

Dia de Los Muertos / Day of the Dead

Inspired by Oaxacan traditions, Dia de Los Muertos was brought to L.A. in the '70s as a way to enrich and reclaim Chicano identity. It has since grown in proportions and is celebrated around the world.
Season 10 Episode 3
Heathware being stamped | Still from "Heath Ceramics: The Making of a California Classic" ABs10
Episode
54:58
Artbound

Heath Ceramics: The Making of a California Classic

"Artbound" looks at the dinnerware of Heath Ceramics and a design that has stood the test of time since the company began in the late 1940’s.
Season 10 Episode 2
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56:06
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Masters of Modern Design

Japanese American influence in postwar American art and design is unparalleled.
Season 10 Episode 1
Basket woven by Linda Yamane | Still from Artbound "Art of Basket Weaving" AB s9
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56:34
Artbound

The Art of Basket Weaving

Native American basketry has long been viewed as a community craft, yet the artistic quality and value of these baskets are on par with other fine art.
Season 9 Episode 8
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