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Pinocchio Is On Fire, 2010

Mixed Media

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Edition of 150
$404
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    • Vinyl record and record cover.
    • Record plays for 26.13 minutes.
    • Signed and numbered by the artist.

    About The Work

    Pinocchio Is On Fire is a limited edition, vinyl LP that features a recording of the artist speaking in the guise of a quick-witted performer who is being interviewed for a fictional radio program. Interspersed with a funk/soul soundtrack, Bradford's entertainer is a combination of Pinocchio and Teddy Pendergrass, the legendary soul singer of the 1970s, whose stage persona was one of exaggerated heterosexuality. Pendergrass's image was destabilized after he was involved in a car accident with his passenger, who was a transsexual model.

    Bradford conflates the narratives of Pinocchio and Teddy, and introduces aspects of his own autobiography to create a third character, whose heart reveals a social, ethnic, and cultural absence, and which Bradford compares to "that moment of finding the Wizard of Oz behind the curtain."

    About Mark Bradford

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    • This work is final sale and not eligible for return.

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