GREGORY BOJORQUEZ: EASTSIDERS (SECOND PRINTING)
(BOJORQUEZ, GREGORY). Bojorquez, Gregory. Los Angeles, CA: Little Big Man, I00220829, 2022. Second Printing. 9 x 11 inches, 224 Pages. Hardcover. Photography Monograph. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Eastsiders is the brand new collection of Gregory Bojorquez' images spanning over twenty-five years of the noted Los Angeles photographer's vision. "This book showcases the robust body of work of Bojorquez, photographs depicting the complex, but also celebratory, reality of Los Angeles’s vast Eastside. Not only the tattoos, clothing, and walls related to La Vida Loca, but also the mothers, the gardens, the children, the working men, the decorated lowrider cars, the spirit of resiliency." - Luis J Rodriguez
Gregory Bojorquez was born in Los Angeles in 1972. He started photographing in his teens, and set about documenting the subjects and stories that interested him personally. The intimate images he captured in East L.A. were not the product of structured photo sessions or assignments. They were shot from the perspective of a young man hanging out with friends and neighbors. In the late 1980s Gregory began photographing for the L.A. Weekly and was added as a staff photographer. Assignments for magazines and commercial work for major record labels naturally followed. His portraits of personalities such as Snoop Dogg and Mike Tyson appeared in publications such as Rolling Stone and For His magazine. In 1999 Gregory became instrumental in the early beginnings of DUB Magazine where he was brought on as Photo Editor and a feature photographer for a period of more than seven years. Since that time, Gregory's photographs have been exhibited internationally in gallery shows, museum exhibitions, and art fairs including Photo London, Paris Photo, and Art Düsseldorf. His work is represented by Galerie Bene Taschen in Koln, and by Little Big Man in Los Angeles; who has published this spectacular volume.
Inventory Number: I00220208-2
THE HISTORY OF LOS ANGELES GRAFFITI ART: VOLUME 1, 1983-1988 - DELUXE BOXED EDITION SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR
Alva, Robert "Wisk" & Robert "Relax" Reiling. Roger Yale, Editor. Los Angeles: Alva & Reiling Publications, 2005. First Edition #15/300 Deluxe. Oblong 4to. Pictorial Boards, Boxed. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. 448pp, profusely illustrated in color. "The History of Los Angeles Graffiti Art" is a series of four books that will cover the years 1983 to 2005. Volume 1 is based on the years 1983 to 1988, and is the starting point to the real story behind the movement that began in the early 1980s. It documents all aspects of Los Angeles Graffiti Art, providing an unbiased look into this world through the eyes of the people that have lived it. Within the book, you will discover the truth behind the photos and stories - all interviews and DVD slideshows are uncut and real. It's exciting and fresh to the point of understanding our culture, without cutting it up". This unprecedented, gigantic, full color encyclopedic document is divided into the following chapters: "Spotlights" - a special tribute to all writers who made significant contributions and influences to the L.A. Graffiti scene; "Pieces / Burners" - showcasing familiar works as well as numerous lost and legendary Pieces / Burners; "Battles" - a special section dedicated to L.A.'s first battles between some of its most prolific crews and writers of the first era; "Blackbooks" - historical detailed drawings done within writers' sketchbooks; "Articles" - reproductions of newspaper and magazine pieces related to historical L.A. Graff subject matter; and "R.I.P." - memorials for all respected deceased Los Angeles Graffiti writers. Perhaps most significantly, a DVD is included with each book that contains over thirty slide shows by various L.A. writers. Shot by the authors (who are respected members of the L.A. Graff scene themselves) for this project, it contains exclusive commentaries by the graffiti writers that allow them to breathe life into their own work - uncut, raw and true - and the reader to be able to place a voice on the parade of images. A brand new, most handsome example of the deluxe edition of this uncommon historical document - only twelve copies of the trade edition are currently cited in OCLC WorldCat - housed in the publisher's elaborate printed cardboard box limited to three hundred NUMBERED (15/300) copies whose book and the interior of the box have additionally been BOLDLY TAGGED "RELAX" by artist and author Robert "Relax" Reiling in thick bronze marker on the front pastedown. 1-59975-146-1 Inventory Number: 027203