The Wrinkles Of The City - Los Angeles
- JR has used his still photographs to prompt profound questions about what a meaningful life entails
- Collects testimonies from the elderly, taking their portraits and pasting them on the walls of their city in enormous formats
Los Angeles: fueled by the striving for spray-tanned perfection, where image and youth are a currency perhaps greater even than the almighty dollar. Many say LA is a superficial place. It can be. But to look beyond the entertainment industry’s obsession with celebrity and airbrushed beauty and fresh-faced effervescence is to see the millions of anonymous people – wrinkles and all – who are the true heart and soul of this city.In the home of the moving image, JR has used his still photographs to prompt profound questions about what a meaningful life entails. After Cartagena in Spain, Shanghai and Cuba, JR wanders in Los Angeles, collecting testimonies from the elderly, taking their portraits and pasting them on the walls of their city in enormous formats. In Wrinkles of the City: Los Angeles JR reminds us that everyone has a story to tell, that beneath our well-constructed lives we are all beautifully wrinkled, and that we are all witnesses to the triumphs and outrages of our generation.
Text in English and Spanish.
Also available: The Wrinkles of the City: Shanhai ISBN 9788888493718
- Drago Arts & Communication
- 7th Aug 2023
- USA & Canada
- 11.81 in x 11.81 in
- 140 Pages
- 78 color