Beechwood Canyon Triptych

Beechwood Canyon Triptych

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Archival Pigment Print

22 X 84 Inches (55.8 X 213.3 CM)

2007

Signed by Artist

Los Angeles is the only city in America with a mountain range running through it. This picture is homage to that geological distinction as well as to the Hollywood sign. First erected in 1923, the sign originally read “HOLLYWOODLAND.” Its purpose was to advertise the name of a new housing development in the hills above the Hollywood district of Los Angeles. Not meant to be permanent, the sign became an internationally recognized symbol after the rise of the American cinema in Los Angeles during the Golden Age of Hollywood. 

This image was photographed with an experimental, never-manufactured Polaroid film. Given to artists and photographers to test, it demonstrated an unparalleled color palette. It was the last Polaroid project ever created at their now-demolished Waltham, Massachusetts factory, established by Dr. Edwin Land in 1937.