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Title

Urinal Broadbeach A

2000-2001


Artist

Scott Redford

Australia

1962 -


About

‘Redford’s photographs of urinals…dialogue with art historical motifs that precede discourses of minimal art and postmodern understandings of the abject. In representing the site of male urination, they evoke the oxidation paintings of Andy Warhol, who directed young men to piss onto canvases prepared with copper oxide, resulting in compelling abstract imagery…. All of that is in Redford’s photographs and at the same time they are completely empty and quiet and contemplative…They are pure sensory experience like rainfall, even transcendent in their purity. They are concerned with beauty, but they are beyond debates about beauty. They are indifferent and in this they are transcendent.’

Christopher Chapman, ‘Scott Redford’s urinals’ in Scott Redford et.al., ‘Bricks are Heavy’, (exh. cat) Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, pp 6-7


Details


Date

2000-2001


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

type C photograph


Edition

ed 6


Dimensions

104.0 x 76.0 cm image/sheet; 117.0 x 82.0 cm frame


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Contemporary Collection Benefactors 2007


Location

Not on display


Accession number

303.2007


Artist information

Scott Redford

Works in the collection

12


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


  • Bricks are heavy, Institute of Modern Art, Fortitude Valley, 02 Dec 2006–03 Feb 2007


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Scott Redford, Bricks are heavy, 2006, 81-4 (illus.).