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Title

Untitled 1998/99

1998-2000


Artist

Bill Henson

Australia

1955 -


About

The photographs of youths at night, lonely roads, and derelict buildings on the outskirts of town present an alienated and dissipated existence which Henson is well known for depicting. The subject of the empty road is played with extensively in the artist’s work of this period and this particular photograph (#41) is an excellent example. The flashes of colour in the darkness of the trees create a feeling of dynamism (in the sense of Bragaglia’s photodynamism for example) and import. The empty road is a heavily laden metaphor in photography and in art history. Henson maintains the significance of such a metaphor in all its complexity.


Details


Date

1998-2000


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

type C photograph


Edition

2/5


Dimensions

104.5 x 155.0 cm image (irreg.); 127.0 x 180.0 cm sheet; 134.5 x 182.0 x 3.0 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed l.r. sheet, ink "Bill Henson". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 2000


Location

Not on display


Accession number

158.2000


Artist information

Bill Henson

Works in the collection

77


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history