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A native of Los Angeles, photographer and journalist Robert Landau has had a lifelong fascination with L.A. and its unique brand of popular culture. Robert graduated from Cal Arts in 1976 and has been pursuing this interest ever since through books, exhibitions and photographic assignments.
Robert’s current book, his fifth, is titled “Rock ‘N” Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip” (Angel City Press) It focuses exclusively on the era when one of kind hand painted billboards featured everyone from the Beatles and Bowie, to the Stones and Led Zeppelin, and landmark record album covers became 14 x 48 foot traffic stopping Pop Art masterpieces. The book showcases some of Landau’s earliest work created when he was still a teenager living just blocks from the Sunset Strip.
The book “Rock ‘N’ Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip” received a glowing review from author Jonathan Letham in the New York Times Book Review and was awarded the Glenn Goldman Award for art and architecture books by the Southern California Independent Booksellers.
Robert is currently preparing a solo exhibition of his images of the Los Angeles urban landscape taken over a period of 40 years. The show titled “It Looks So Real” opens at the Fathom Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles on April 30th and will remain up throughout the month of May.
contact Robert at firstname.lastname@example.org