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Title

Urinal Broadbeach A

2000-2001

Artist

Scott Redford

Australia

1962 –

  • 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
    Copyright
    © Scott Redford. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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    Artist information
    Scott Redford

    Works in the collection

    12

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  • 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

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

Other works by Scott Redford

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