In these days of quarantine, as we fantasize about the pure pleasures that are no longer available to us, Joseph Bellows Gallery presents Bijou: Photographs of Theater Box Offices by Ave Pildas. This series of exquisite, small-scale vintage black and white photographs from the mid-1970s evoke the experience of a particular place. These rare prints document, as the title implies, the small jewel-like structures that crown the facade of their theaters. Pildas’ frontal camera position and distance to his subject remain the same in each image. This methodology forms a visual inventory of various Los Angeles theater box offices, a...
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