Way back in 1971, 31-year-old Peter Bradley curated "The De Luxe Show." Held in a disused movie house in Houston's historically African-American Fifth Ward, it was one of the first, maybe even the first of the major racially-integrated exhibitions in the U.S. Now two galleries are honoring its 50th anniversary with exhibitions. The Los Angeles show is at Parker, 2441 Glendower Avenue (through September 18). The New York show is at Karma, 188 East Second Street (through September 25). I've only seen the Karma exhibition, but believe me folks, it's a wow. Read More
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