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Phillips
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Signed, titled and dated 'Joe Bradley 2010 FRANK' on the overlap

Working in a slacker aesthetic, Joe Bradley regularly uses the least amount of effort possible to transform material into artwork, going as far as to hang blank, store-bought canvases in the gallery. This approach has earned him comparisons to Minimalism, though his is a more ironic, cynical approach than the movement’s first-generation practitioners. Bradley is perhaps best known for his compositions of canvases in primary colors, which recall Color Field paintings and are arranged to form colossal, if schematic, human figures. Other works, like his “Schmagoo” paintings in grease pencil on dirty drop cloths or oil works on canvas, call to mind Cy Twombly’s paintings and children’s mark-making.

High auction record
$3.1m, Christie's, 2015
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), de la Cruz Collection
Selected exhibitions
2018
Joe Bradley, Oscar Tuazon, Michael WilliamsBrant Foundation
Joe Bradley: Day WorldGagosian
2016
Joe Bradley, Canton RoseGalerie Eva Presenhuber
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Frank, 2010

Oil stick, spray paint, paper collage and mixed media on canvas
98 2/5 × 72 1/10 in
250 × 183.2 cm
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P
Phillips
Medium
Signature
Signed, titled and dated 'Joe Bradley 2010 FRANK' on the overlap

Working in a slacker aesthetic, Joe Bradley regularly uses the least amount of effort possible to transform material into artwork, going as far as to hang blank, store-bought canvases in the gallery. This approach has earned him comparisons to Minimalism, though his is a more ironic, cynical approach than the movement’s first-generation practitioners. Bradley is perhaps best known for his compositions of canvases in primary colors, which recall Color Field paintings and are arranged to form colossal, if schematic, human figures. Other works, like his “Schmagoo” paintings in grease pencil on dirty drop cloths or oil works on canvas, call to mind Cy Twombly’s paintings and children’s mark-making.

High auction record
$3.1m, Christie's, 2015
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), de la Cruz Collection
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Joe Bradley
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