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Joe Bradley

Untitled Freek, 2010

Oil, spray paint and mixed media on canvas
78 × 56 in
198.1 × 142.2 cm
Bidding closed
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Phillips

From the Catalogue: “I like to see what someone who doesn’t draw does draw when they draw. It’s …

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From the Catalogue: “I like to see what someone who doesn’t draw does draw when they draw. It’s always the same stuff...I’ve been paying attention to graffiti too, tags and that sort of thing. It’s funny. It’s just visual background noise until you start to engage with it, and then you just realize that it’s …

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Signed, titled, indistinctly inscribed and dated "Joe Bradley 2010 UNTITLED FREEK" on the overlap; further signed and dated "Joe Bradley … Read more
Joe Bradley
American, b. 1975
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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.

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From the Catalogue: “I like to see what someone who doesn’t draw does draw when they draw. It’s …

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From the Catalogue: “I like to see what someone who doesn’t draw does draw when they draw. It’s always the same stuff...I’ve been paying attention to graffiti too, tags and that sort of thing. It’s funny. It’s just visual background noise until you start to engage with it, and then you just realize that it’s …

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Signature
Signed, titled, indistinctly inscribed and dated "Joe Bradley 2010 UNTITLED FREEK" on the overlap; further signed and dated "Joe Bradley … Read more
Joe Bradley
American, b. 1975
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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.

Joe Bradley

Untitled Freek, 2010

Oil, spray paint and mixed media on canvas
78 × 56 in
198.1 × 142.2 cm
Bidding closed
Other works by Joe Bradley