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An image of Urinal Broadbeach B by Scott Redford

Scott Redford

(Australia 1962 – )

Title
Urinal Broadbeach B
Year
2000-2001
Media category
Photograph
Materials used
type C photograph
Edition
ed 6
Dimensions

103.0 x 76.0 cm image/sheet; 111.0 x 82.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Contemporary Collection Benefactors 2007
Accession number
304.2007
Copyright
© Scott Redford
Location
Not on display
Further information

‘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

Bibliography (1)

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

Exhibition history (1)

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