Barbies Hung on 2nd Avenue, NY by Legacy Russell, 2007


Estimated Retail Value:  $10,000

Medium: Black-and-white print

Dimensions: 54″ x 44″

Edition: 1/2

Description of piece: Black-and-white ink jet print of two Barbies strung on an electricity line in front of a church.

Donated by:  Legacy Russell




Legacy Russell is a writer, artist, curator, and creative producer. She has worked at and produced programs for The Bruce High Quality Foundation, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2010, she was granted a Creative Time Curatorial Fellowship; in 2011, her project OPEN CEREMONY/American Idolatry was presented as part of iCI’s Curatorial Intensive.

Legacy is the Co-Founder of and a founding member of the curatorial production team, Limited Time Only. In September of 2011 she was appointed as Art Editor of BOMB Magazine’s BOMBlog. Her work can be found in printed and online publications alike—Refinery29, the Village Voice, The New York Times, the Santa Fe Literary Review, Guernica, Killing the Buddha, BOMB, and more. She is a candidate for an MRes of Visual Culture at Goldsmith’s University; her creative and academic work explores mourning, remembrance, iconography, and idolatry within the public realm.

Additional lot details

  • This piece is unframed.
  • Includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
  • Cannot be resold, re-auctioned, returned or exchanged.
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