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Title

Untitled 1998/99

1998-2000

Artist

Bill Henson

Australia

1955 -

  • 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
    Copyright
    © Bill Henson. Courtesy Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery

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    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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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