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ShowGrow in Los Angeles is now playing host to art.

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California Dreamin’

There is now a gallery in a Los Angeles cannabis dispensary. Is this one of the most California things ever? [Los Angeles Times]

Cheech Marin discusses his longstanding relationship with the Chicano art scene. [NPR]

Around New York

A look at Vikky Alexander’s superb show at the recently inaugurated Downs & Ross gallery in New York.[Contemporary Art Daily]

Holland Cotter reviews three shows of African art: Mor Faye at Skoto Gallery, Ernest Mancoba at Aicon Gallery, and Cercle d’Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise at SculptureCenter. [The New York Times]

The developer behind several Zaha Hadid luxury condos will now build more spaces along New York’s High Line. One of the first takers: Paul Kasmin, who plans to open a 5,000-square-foot space at 520 West 28th Street. [The Art Newspaper]

Market

Developers are now investing in major galleries in New York’s Chelsea district, in hopes of capitalizing on the art market. [The Wall Street Journal]

An overview of this year’s Asia Week New York, which will have 50 exhibitors. [The Art Newspaper]

A Q&A with Anat Meidan, a Israeli collector who became obsessed with Art Nouveau after living in Buenos Aires for a year. [Forward]

Changes

In what some are calling “hostel takeovers,” discount travelers’ hotels are having artists do temporary projects on hallway walls and ceilings. [The New York Times]

Benoit Delhomme, the cinematographer for such films as A Most Wanted Man and The Theory of Everything, discusses becoming a painter. [Interview]

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