L.A. oil fields

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Subterranean L.A.: The Urban Oil Fields

Union 76 Refinery / Connell
Union 76 Refinery at Night, about 1950, Will Connell. Gelatin silver print, 18 1/4 x 23 1/4 x 1/4 in. Lent by Stephen White, Collection II. Artwork © Will Connell

Since the 1890s, Los Angeles has literally and figuratively been built upon acres of ancient oil deposits deep beneath its shifting surface. More»

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      Edgar Degas created many sketches and pastels of Ukrainian dancers in Paris, where they were a popular attraction in cabarets and theaters.

      Despite the uniqueness of Ukrainian culture, the dancers were generically called “Russian dancers,” because the majority of Ukraine was still part of the Russian Empire at the time.

      Degas’s Russian Dancers, on view through October 23

      Russian Dancers, 1899, Edgar Degas. Pastel and brush on tracing paper, 22 7/16 × 29 ½ in. Courtesy of a private collection

      05/04/16

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