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This year's LA Art Show passes 'Marilyn' test, critic says

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Through Sunday, some 60,000 people — maybe more — will walk through the Los Angeles Convention Center for the 21st annual L.A. Art Show.

I got a review of the show from Mat Gleason of Coagula Curatorial. Mat is a local art critic, gallerist and curator with a booth at the show. He's also an art judge on the Game Show Network's upcoming series "Skin Wars: Fresh Paint."

Listen to the audio to hear what Mat has to say about Millie Brown, a performance artist and Instagram star who will be spending the show topless and fasting inside a cube, on view to the public.

And listen to hear some good news:

In promotional materials, the organizers promised, "The LA Art Show has refined its focus ... we are refining our curatorial vision ... a new direction affording the fair, our exhibitors, collectors, and tens of thousands or art enthusiasts a new quality experience."

Mat says he has what he calls the Marilyn Test, and this year, he reports he saw only one soppy artwork of Marilyn Monroe, which is good.