Joe Bradley’s drawings purport the immediacy of a quick doodle, but alternately demonstrate the sensitivity of a reverently executed work. This apparent contradiction is established by what the artist calls the "shoddiness" of his materials coupled with the care taken in deploying them. In the present three works, his forms appear discordant, as his lines trace his influence by Modernist draughtsmanship; however, they transmit a humor and playfulness that is inherently contemporary.

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Untitled (7)
2012: "Bhabha, Bradley & Fox," Bill Brady, Kansas City, Missouri, September 14-November 3

2012: "East West Shift to the Middle II," Bill Brady, Kansas City, Missouri, April 27-J 3

Bill Brady, Kansas City, Missouri

Overall good condition. Untitled (Graphite on paper) shows variation and smudging inherent to artist's working method; top edge of paper evidences ripping. Framing adhesive visible at four corners. All three sheets show some waving.
Frame (Untitled): 16.5 x 13.5 in (41.9 x 34.3 cm)
Frame (Untitled (7) and Untitled): 27.5 x 21 in (69.85 x 53.34 cm)

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Joe Bradley (American, b. 1975) is an artist currently living and working in New York City. His chalky anthropomorphic shapes consume dirty canvases of overlapping pools of colors. These floating compositions recall a generation of Post-war European abstraction reminiscent to Art Brut. He received his BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design.

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Untitled (Three Works), 2012
Lot Number 5
Untitled: Graphite on paper
Untitled (7) and Untitled: Charcoal on paper
Untitled: 11.5 x 8.5 in (29.21 x 21.59 cm)
Untitled (7) and Untitled: 24 x 18 in (60.96 x 45.72 cm)
Unsigned; gallery label affixed on verso (each)
Estimate $10,000 - $15,000
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Untitled (Three Works)