Joe Bradley. Strut. 2010

Joe Bradley Strut 2010

  • Not on view

Strut, inspired by a novel by the American science fiction author Philip K. Dick, also draws on the legacy of artists such as Jean Dubuffet and Cy Twombly,whose influence is evident in the near-incidental drawn lines and graffiti-like stains, as well as in footand handprints on the unpainted areas. Bradley’s gritty and emotionally charged paintings frequently combine references to fine art and popular culture. A work like Strut pokes fun at the sometimes uneasy partnership between contemporary art and pop culture while drawing attention to the possibilities of contemporary painting.

Gallery label from Contemporary Galleries: 1980-Now, November 17, 2011-February 17, 2014.
Oil on canvas
9' 2" x 10' 10" (279.4 x 330.2 cm)
Gift of Adam Kimmel
Object number
Painting and Sculpture

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