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IdealEstate Bungalow, 2007 Digital Photograph 8"x12" © R. Dean Larson
IdealEstate

825 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069
October 13th, 2007 - November 9th, 2007
Opening: October 13th, 2007 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.laaa.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
west hollywood/b.h.
EMAIL:  
gallery825@laaa.org
PHONE:  
310.652.8272
OPEN HOURS:  
Tues-Sat 10-5

DESCRIPTION
IdealEstate is a series of photographs portraying Hollywood bungalows, homes and mansions built in the early 1900’s, in an almost fantasy state.  These homes were built during Hollywood’s Glamour Era, and are still living, breathing reminders of that time period.  Larson has ‘idealized’ these homes as a vision of what was or could have been - presenting the images in black and white, just as the Glamour photographers of that era presented their portraits. While the images are idealized visually, they don’t have that welcoming ‘lived in’ feeling, and may appear formidable or foreboding. The viewer is left to ponder the question of which is more attractive for their life – the Idealized or the Real.