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The Complete Works of Roland Barthes,2009


Project Description

People read on trains to pass the time or, possibly, to avoid looking at others. Encountering images of people reading may trigger a reminder that reading might be a good idea. Seven Los Angeles artists represent a cross section of our city while highlighting a work by renowned author/theorist Roland Barthes.

Artist Statement

“My project is composed of digitally-altered portraits. The seven artists I chose (from twenty-two in the series) represent a cross-section of the Los Angeles art community, as well as the city at large.”

About the Artist

SAM ERENBERG holds a B.A. from California State University, Northridge and an M.F.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Central America and is included in numerous collections worldwide including the Museum of Fine Arts, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland; Akademie fuer Sozialarbeit, Bregenz, Austria; Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford, Ireland; Art Metropole Collection, National Gallery of Canada; Smithsonian Library; UCLA Armand Hammer Museum; New Mexico Museum of Art; San Diego Museum of Art; Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Skirball Cultural Museum among others. 

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