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Naked Hollywood: Weegee in Los Angeles
February 2, 2012 @ 11:00 AM - February 27, 2012 @ 12:00 AM
Better known as the early chronicler of New York crime, the photographer Weegee moved here in 1947 to work in movies, just as the studio system began collapsing and L.A. entered its baroque period of Bizarro. Until MOCA came along with this new exhibition, no art museum had mounted a show devoted to Weegee’s photographs of the city, a collection that includes grotesquely distorted portraits. Weegee’s camera didn’t simply freeze a moment in time; it also captured the Crowd—the incredulous spectators on the fringe of events who remain the same from coast to coast. More information.