Girl at a Gas Station

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Catalogue Essay

    In the series Pepsi or Cola (lot 211), Yulia Lebedeva addresses the multicultural milieu in London, where the sight of women donning hijabs is as common as those in revealing clothes. By juxtaposing the two extremes in the series, of which lot 211 is an example, Lebedeva invites the viewers to celebrate the freedom in choosing: be it between conservative and radical, modest and flamboyant, high heels or flat shoes, or simply between Pepsi or Cola. Lebedeva draws inspiration from Pop Culture once more in Girl at a Gas Station, which references Ed Ruscha’s Twenty Six Gasoline Stations. While Ruscha chose to depict the gas stations as lifeless locales, representing “surface rather than soul”, Lebedeva aims to infuse them with vigor and vitality. By featuring a young, playful woman at a gas station, Lebedeva interweaves the auto, oil and beauty industries into a joint, vibrant emblem of contemporary culture.

    Girl at a Gas Station is in the collections of The Russian Museum of Photography, Nizhny Novgorod and The Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow.

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Girl at a Gas Station

2011
Six laser jet prints.
Each 11 7/8 x 17 5/8 in. (30 x 45 cm)
Each signed, titled, dated and numbered 3/5 in ink on the reverse of the frame.

Estimate
$5,000 - 7,000 

sold for $6,875

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Photographs

4 April 2012
New York