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Joe Bradley

Untitled, 2014

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Lot 36
Inkjet print on newspaper
28.0 x 21.5 in (71.1 x 54.6 cm)
Edition of 100
Signed on verso; accompanied by signed, numbered, and dated certificate of authenticity


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Joe Bradley’s drawings have the immediacy of a quick doodle but the sensitivity of a reverently executed work. This apparent contradiction is established by what the artist calls the "shoddiness" of his materials but the care taken in deploying them. This profile on a folded piece of paper suggests naive images of Jesus, although Bradley is careful to imply contexts and meanings only ambiguously and obliquely.

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About Joe Bradley

Joe Bradley (American, b. 1975) is an artist currently living and working in New York City. His chalky anthropomorphic shapes consume dirty canvases of overlapping pools of colors. These floating compositions recall a generation of Post-war European abstraction reminiscent to Art Brut. He received his BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design.