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Stephen Shore The Term
„La brea“ is Spanish for „tar“. The La Brea Tar Pits are a well known cluster of tar pits in urban Los Angeles, near the Miracle Mile district. La brea is thus a reference to asphalt and street surfaces. A street that runs from north to south through Los Angeles bears the name La Brea Avenue. On 21 June 1975, the intersection of Beverly Boulevard and La Brea Avenue entered photographic history. This is where Stephen Shore, who alongside William Eggleston is considered the leading protagonist of the New Color movement, took his legendary photograph in front a Chevron gas station. The following day he took another picture at the same place.