JR: The Wrinkles of the City, Los Angeles

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By JR and Louise Berrebi

Los Angeles : fueled by the striving for spray-tanned perfection, where image and youth are a currency 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 who are the true heart and soul of this city.

In Los Angeles JR wanders collecting testimonies from the elderly, taking their portraits and pasting them on the walls of their city in enormous formats. In this book, 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.

Hardcover, 140 pages, 2012.

11 x 11 in.

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