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Clever pictorial bird's-eye view of Los Angeles, riffing off of Saul Steinberg's famous New Yorker cover, the subject of which was Manhattan rather than Los Angeles.

The view looks over Los Angeles from the Pacific Ocean eastward, with hints at the rest of the United States falling away quickly to a few amorphous foreign nations beyond.

L.A. traffic is lampooned with signs marking it as "slow", "very slow", and "stopped".

The map identified "Barkley" as the artist.

The view is based on Saul Steinberg's famous New Yorker magazine cover "View of the World from 9th Avenue", which appeared in March 1976, and lampooned New Yorkers' alleged navel-gazing attitude.

The present view is one of a large series of images that riffed on the Steinberg concept while substituting other American and worldwide cities. Steinberg's original work has been the subject of almost-countless parodies, including one, by Columbia Pictures, which resulted in a copyright infringement lawsuit.

Condition Description
Evenly sunfaded.