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Walton Ford in Los Angeles

One of our favorite contemporary artists over here at Jungles in Paris is Walton Ford. We hosted a panel event with him in NYC a couple years ago and are always drawn to his signature mix of art and natural history: detailed, almost hysterically vivid depictions of "nature, red in tooth and claw." Ford's recent book, "Paleoart," is worth checking out. And his latest collection of oversized watercolors, a California-themed collection called "Calafia," is currently on display in L.A. The exhibition runs Nov. 2-Dec. 16 at Gagosian Gallery.

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Once a way to train young men for warfare, Bökh persists as a competition for “Invincible Titans”

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From the steppes of Inner Mongolia to the national stadiums of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolian wrestling has been practiced, largely unchanged, for more than 7,000 years. The ancient sport is known as Bökh, from the Mongolian word for “durability.” In the courts of nomadic khans, the sport was considered (along with archery and horsemanship) to be one of the “three manly...

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