San Fernando Valley

by John Divola




San Fernando Valley by John Divola. In an edition of 350 signed numbered slipcased copies. Signed by John Divola to a label tipped into the back cover. No markings. The book is in new condition. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About San Fernando Valley

San Fernando Valley is where John Divola was born and raised. So, it served as both backdrop and subject for his earliest, serious photographic explorations, made during the early 1970s. This previously unpublished body of work shows “the Valley” through the eyes of a young photographer who would soon become an internationally-recognized artist with the exhibition and publication of his much more conceptual “Zuma” series. So the black and white photographs in this book comprise a series of subject groupings which, pulled together, show early manifestations of the deadpan humor and the ability to capture everyday scenes wrapped in loneliness, for which Divola is now well-known. The book is also, and not incidentally, a fascinating record of a quintessentially 1970s Los Angeles culture.

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