“Many of the paintings have become visible for the first time through Laird’s work. Some were created in windowless areas so high up that only fragments of the vast paintings have been glimpsed with torches and binoculars.”
“Knowing what career path he would follow, we look for foreshadowing of his future greatness. In the rueful grimace of a mother on the subway, her hands enfolding a blond boy who could be a grumpy fallen angel, the strength of the expression and gesture convey an individual temperament.”
«Ce livre est une histoire visuelle de la ville californienne dans laquelle photographies et documents d’époque… révèlent le versant caché d’un Los Angeles au bord du chaos, des années 20 jusqu’à la fin des fifties.»
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