• Alvin Langdon Coburn, Tower Bridge from London (detail), 1909; photogravure; 8 ¼ x 6 3/8 in.; BAMPFA, gift of Jan Leonard and Jerrold A. Peil.

Five Tables of London and Los Angeles

An idiosyncratic visual journey drops in on two of the world’s most iconic urban centers, London and Los Angeles—cities that inhabit physical space in the world and sprawling psychic space in our imaginations. Works on view include Alvin Langdon Coburn’s atmospheric photogravures of London landmarks; James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s etchings of views along the Thames River; William Hogarth’s series of entertaining moralizing scenes of rakes, harlots, and politicians; Ed Ruscha’s 1960s artist’s books on gas stations, parking lots, and Sunset Boulevard; prints from the influential Tamarind Lithography Workshop by Sonia Gechtoff, Jun’ichiro Sekino, and June Wayne; and more.