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Image size is 40 by 60 inches (101.6 by 152.4 cm). Framed size is 44.5 by 64 inches (113 by 162.6 cm).

This large-scale image from Brandon Herman's 2008 series "My Vacation with a Kidnapper" references his childhood fantasy/fear of being kidnapped and given a new identity. In his fantasy, the kidnapper would raise him in an extravagant lifestyle, exemplified by the young male nude in bunny glasses standing in a jacuzzi. Untitled (Bunny Glasses)" is photographed with the cynicism and whimsy that characterize the artist's best-known work.

Brandon Herman (b. 1983) is a contemporary American photographer whose heavily saturated photographs and portraits, often set in his native California, feature motifs of human sexuality, performance, mediation, and fantasy. He has had solo exhibitions at CSV Cultural Center, New York, NY (2010); Envoy Enterprises, New York, NY (2008); David Gallery, Culver City, CA (2007); and Wessel + O’Connor Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY (2007), as well as group shows at Holden Lutz Gallery, Palm Beach, FL (2006, 2011), Envoy Enterprises (2007, 2009, 2010); Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2009); Museum of Contemporary Art, Leon, Spain (2008); Deitch Projects (2008); Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany (2008); Galerie Griesmar & Tamer, Paris, France (2008); Glasslands Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2008); Caelum Gallery, New York, NY (2007); and Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, NY (2006). Herman has been a guest lecturer at the University of California, Irvine and the University of Southern California; he has also been a visiting artist at Pomona College. He lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

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  • Envoy Enterprises, New York, NY
  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 40 x 60 in. (101.6 x 152.4 cm.)
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