"A Hot Afternoon" from "The Last Days of Pompeii" (2001)

"A Hot Afternoon" from "The Last Days of Pompeii," 2001
Chromogenic print, 46 5/8 x 58 5/8 inches
Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York

"I was coming down the scenic route, looking at La Jolla, and there she was. The town was laid out on this incredible bay...like Pompeii, which isn’t exactly on a bay, but it’s filled with these beautiful, affluent people living the good life on the brink of annihilation. And in California we are slipping into the sea, eroding into the sea...living on earthquake faults."

- Eleanor Antin