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The Leg, Max Yavno, Huntington Museum

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The photograph is kind of special. The Leg was shot outside an Olympic Boulevard stocking shop in West L.A. in 1949 by Max Yavno, the subject of Judy Graeme's latest post at Native Intelligence observing notable photographers of Los Angeles. "His black-and-white photographs stand out as some of the best visual records of the urban landscape of post-World War II Los Angeles," she writes. The Leg, and other images by Yavno, are featured in the show now at the Huntington, "This Side of Paradise, Body and Landscape in L.A. Photographs."

Photo: Max Yavno, copyright The Huntington Library, Art Collection and Botanical Gardens

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