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Brian Alfred (American, b.1974)
Edition of 35
Signed, dated and numbered in pencil
Sheet: 23 1/2 x 29 inches (59.6 x 73.6 cm)

Executed in October 2008, GEcropcircle is the first print by the artist. 

Silkscreen printed in 21 colors, a fine, fresh impression of the only known state, the full sheet, printed on 335gsm Coventry Rag paper, with margins, signed, dated and numbered in pencil by the artist, executed in an edition of 35 examples (there are also 7 numbered artist proofs, 4 numbered printers proofs, 4 numbered HC - hors commerce - proofs and 1 BAT proof) printed by Luther Davis at Axelle Editions, New York, published by World House Editions, Middlebury, Connecticut, in fine condition, unframed.


Known for his paintings, collages and animations that examine the ways in which perception of our surroundings and culture is mediated by technology, his works present a flattened, depopulated and predominantly urban world derived from found images. His thematic concerns - including the signifiers of Modernist idealism and technological progress, conspiracy theories and the growing prevalence of surveillance in the post-9/11 world - have led him to focus on images featuring architecture, machinery, interiors, urban and suburban landscapes, as well as text. The world as depicted by Alfred is distanced, banal - as in visually unremarkable - yet highly charged with possible meanings. GEcropcircle examines the artists’ interest in text in landscape, more specifically the act of creating a drawing in nature as a means of protest or graffiti. Or is it Land Art?
GEcropcircle is in the following collections:
The Cleveland Clinic Art Foundation Program, Lyndhurst, Ohio
The Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts
Wellmark BlueCross Blue Shield Corporate Art Collection, Des Moines, Iowa
The New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut