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  • Provenance

    Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan

  • Catalogue Essay

    Unlike her late father, Kenneth Noland, who worked exclusively
    as an abstract painter, Cady Noland’s figurative work is executed
    across a range of different media. Highly conceptual in nature,
    Noland’s appropriation-based political work deals with the failed
    promise of the American Dream and other similar sociological
    and ideological ideas found in contemporary society. Currently
    in self-imposed exile, having rarely exhibited or been seen in the
    last ten years, Noland invented a new artistic vocabulary in the
    1980s and 90s with her raw, visceral, brutally honest depictions
    of the darkest corners of American life, an underbelly replete
    with celebrity, violence, and psychopathological behaviour. In
    the present lot, Noland has silkscreened in jigsaw arrangement
    three appropriated press clippings including the famed image of
    the abducted and brainwashed heiress Patty Hearst in her urban
    guerilla drab and wielding an assault rifle after she decided to
    join her Symbionese Liberation Army captors. With such imagery,
    Noland delves into the disturbed American psyche to focus on
    how the media transforms criminals into celebrities.



Screenprint on aluminium panel.
183 x 122 cm (72 x 48 in).
This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

£100,000 - 150,000 

Sold for £121,250

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

13 October 2010