We recently hosted the solo show for New York-based Australian artist Ry David Bradley.
Combining archival images from the New York City Library's 'Pictures Collection' with Bradley's use of dye-transfer and spray paint onto synthetic suede and silk, the exhibition presented a site-specific installation of two-sided 'postcard' paintings.
The Pictures Collection is an unparalleled visual resource, containing well over one million original prints, photographs, posters, postcards and illustrations from books, magazines, newspapers and classifieds. It's a global collection, indexed across 12,000 subject headings. That said, the postcards weren’t catalogued, or indeed collated, in any specific manner.