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Photos: Ace Hotel Has A Groovy New 'Inherent Vice' Art Show

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Can't get enough of Inherent Vice? You're in luck, because Ace Hotel is featuring an art show full of work inspired by the Paul Thomas Anderson film based on the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name.

The show is called 'Contemporary Psychedelic Art LA.' In both the novel and the film adaptation, "Doc" Sportello and company are on a drug-addled quest to unravel a series of mysteries and conspiracies in 1970s Los Angeles. There's some real-life threads that wind through the narrative, including nods to the Manson Family murders, hippie cults and encounters with crooked members of the LAPD.

The featured work from artists, including John Van Hamersveld, The Haas Brothers, Alia Penner, Travis Millard, Lili Lakich, Steven Harrington and Inherent Vice poster artist Dustin Stanton, has an appropriately trippy feel. Expect works in neon and calling to Gordita Beach, the fictitious Inherent Vice beach town based on Manhattan Beach, where Pynchon lived during the '60s and '70s.

Ace Hotel has partnered with Warner Bros. on a series of Inherent Vice-styled art shows, with events not only in L.A., but in New York and London as well.

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"We are big fans of Paul Thomas Anderson at Atelier Ace and we invited some of our friends in the art community to share work inspired by the film," Kelly Sawdon, Ace partner and Chief Brand Officer said.

'Contemporary Psychedelic Art LA' is on show at Segovia Hall at the Ace Hotel at 929 S Broadway in downtown. It will be on display January 5 through 11, noon to 8 p.m.