Untitled 21 (Ninos del Silencio)

About Gusmano Cesaretti

Gusmano Cesaretti’s gritty photographs depict fringe communities like 1980s LA punks, prisoners at Folsom, and the impoverished people of Colón, Panama. “I’ve been an underdog all my life […] and I feel strongly for people in the same position,” Cesaretti explained in a 1977 interview. “I’m sure I would be photographing the Chinese if I lived in San Francisco, or the Puerto Ricans if I was in New York.” Cesaretti gained his earliest recognition with “East LA Diary”, a 1970s series that depicts East L.A.’s Klique car club. Widely respected in the street art community, Cesaretti’s images were included in the 2011 exhibition “Art in The Streets” at MOCA, Los Angeles

Italian, b. 1944, Lucca, Italy, based in Los Angeles, California

Solo Shows on Artsy

2012
Gusmano Cesaretti, Roberts & Tilton, Culver City