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Slater Bradley (American, b.1975)
LOT ID: 100792
In a lonely place, 2009

Oil, moon gold leaf on linen
24 х 18 in. (60.96 x 45.72 cm.)
Signed, titled, dated, in ink on verso.
Lot description
“In a Lonely Place”, by Slater Bradley (American, b. 1975) demonstrates the artist’s acute interest in themes of melancholic sentimentality and death. Referencing both the Joy Division album cover "Sordide Sentimental" and the romanticist imagery of Caspar David Friedrich, Bradley replaces the album image's cloudy sky with the image of a black hole, inspired by Stephen Hawking. By recreating the sky as a mysterious void, Bradley poetically isolates the viewer, represented by the figure with it's back toward us, rendering them vulnerable and exposed to both nature and the unknown.

This work was included in the artist’s 2009 solo show “if we were immortal” at Team Gallery, NY.

Works by the Bradley can be found in many prominent collections worldwide, including:

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Frans Hals Museum / De Hallen Haarlem, Haarlem, The Netherlands
Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

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