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LOS ANGELES

Fabien Fryns Fine Art

Lu Xinjian

City DNA III

LU XINJIAN, City DNA San Diego, 2011, Acrylic on canvas, 168 x 154 cm. Courtesy the artist and Fabien Fryns, Fine Art, Los Angeles.

In 1858, Felix Nadar floated above Paris in a hot air balloon to produce the world’s first aerial photographs, instantly transforming the way we viewed and conceptualized cities. Today, Chinese artist Lu Xinjian uses a recent innovation, Google Earth, to traverse the globe and comment on the way we think about its metropolises. Lu maps top-down views of…

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