Pepsi Cola Parking Lot [2004]

Image: Courtesy of Pamela Talese

Pamela Talese painted this parking lot scene in fall 2003 just months before the demolition of Pepsi Cola’s riverside bottling plant at the start of the development boom in Long Island City. Bid online now.

French soul food doyenne and collector Georgette Farkas describes Talese’s paintings of the ever-disappearing industrial New York as, “On the one hand, they’re very gritty scenes but she imbues them with a gentle air.” Read more about Talese's work in a Wall Street Journal interview by Ralph Gardner. 

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