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Arcana Books Hosts a Book Signing With Legendary Photographer Hugh Holland
November 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
On Saturday, November 23rd from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, please join Arcana: Books on the Arts in celebrating photographer Hugh Holland’s latest release, Silver. Skate. Seventies, chronicling the local skate scene of the 1970s. And as a bonus, Arcana Books will be debuting the release of two brand new WAX Posters featuring Holland’s iconic images of youthful four-wheeled abandon.
In the 1970s, photographer Hugh Holland masterfully captured the burgeoning culture of skateboarding against a sometimes harsh but always sunny Southern California landscape. This never-before-published collection showcases his black-and-white photographs that document young skateboarders sidewalk surfing off Mulholland Drive in concrete drainage ditches and empty swimming pools in a drought-ridden Southern California. From suburban backyard haunts to the asphalt streets that connected them, this was the place that inspired the legendary Dogtown and Z-Boys skateboarders. With their requisite bleached-blond hair, tanned bodies, tube socks and Vans, these young outsiders evoke the sometimes reckless but always exhilarating origins of skateboarding lifestyle and culture.