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Chris Bracey (English, b.1950)
LOT ID: 80434
Passion, 2001

Lighting, with reflector caps, lightbulbs, foamex and electronics.
67 х 30 х 6 in. (170.18 x 76.2 x 15.24 cm.)
Signed, on a separate label by the artist.
Edition of 3
Lot description
"Passion" is a brilliantly dynamic neon and incandescent lightbulb installation by rising Contemporary artist Chris Bracey (London, b. 1950). Here, strong red neon light creates a romantic mood as well as ambiance of lust referencing popular culture and iconic imagery, from streets of soho in London, tattoo culture, and a lexicon of retro texts and references. This work measures 67x 30 x 6 inches (170.2 x 76 x 15.2 cm), is an edition of 3 and is in excellent condition.

Known for his colorful neon signs displaying sometimes controversial phrases such as "Greed is Good"or "Is This Utopia," Chris Bracey first made his mark in the early 1970's making signs for the Pink Pussycat Club, a famous sex club in Soho. The artist salvages old lights from fairgrounds, film props and vintage signs to re-work and re-generate them into contemporary pop sculptures that laminate and evoke a sense of wonder, nostalgia and glamour. Bracey has also provided dramatic installations for films such as Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut, Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the Batman films. He has been exhibited in over fifty countries worldwide and he is frequently commissioned to make work for major events. Recently, he was commissioned by the IOC specially for the 2012 Olympic ceremonies.

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Passion by Chris Bracey
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