Elad Lassry, Women (065, 055), 2012. Courtesy the artist.

Elad Lassry, Women (065, 055), 2012. Courtesy the artist

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Invited by High Line Art (New York) to present on HIGH LINE BILLBOARD, Elad Lassry has created an alluring new image of two young women, both dressed alike, gazing out of two small portholes into a sea of green. Detached from any visual history or context, the image is both mesmerizing and elusive, familiar and remote. It allows the viewers to create their own conceptual space and visual context for the image.

“I am thrilled that Elad Lassry is the next artist to create a new work for HIGH LINE BILLBOARD, ” says Cecilia Alemani, the Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Curator & Director of High Line Art at Friends of the High Line. “Elad approaches photography with a sculptural sensibility, creating images that highlight the very act of looking while reflecting on the many possible sources of the contemporary picture.”