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One fateful afternoon in August of 2000, J. Michael Walker began to notice how many L.A. streets began with the letter “S.” Upon further inspection, he discovered that something else was repeating itself: they were all named for saints! Thus began Walker’s quest to find and document every “saint-street” in L.A. Who named these streets after saints and why did they do so? What elements of the saints’ stories can still be found on the grid? Where and how does contemporary life intersect with traditional western lore?
Playfully borrowing from various artistic genres—from illuminated manuscripts to comic strips—and encased in a sumptuous gold cover, All the Saints of the City of the Angels combines meticulous research with creative inspiration to depict, in paint and ink, Angelenos both historical and contemporary. Populated by the portraits of both the famous and the forgotten, and filled with stories and secrets from every age, this beautifully offbeat volume peels back layers of western history to reveal the humanity underneath.
Walker’s large-scale paintings, which were the source for All the Saints of the City of the Angels was the subject of a major exhibit at the Autry National Center and was exhibited at the Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels.
Honorable Mention, Best Photography/Art Book at the San Francisco Book Festival