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Newbold Bohemia
Dream Vacation (Modern Photograph of Vintage 1950's Housewife in Pink Dress)

2013

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digital C-print, edition of 10 30 x 20 inches unframed This contemporary c-print pictures a bird's eye view of a classic 1950's housewife in a beautiful pink dress smoking and talking of the phone while ironing her husband's white shirt and looking through vacation magazines. The blonde housewife chats on a pink vintage telephone and irons on a pretty pink ironing board. She's enclosed in a floral teal wallpapered room. While she's on the phone and dreaming of a vacation she resentfully leaves the iron and ashtray on her husband's pristine white shirt. The imagery leaves the viewers with a strong narrative that puts a delightfully dark twist on the representation of the perfect 1950's housewife. About work: Photography as a medium has a dual character. Since its introduction, artists have used it to produce both art as well as document the world around them. For Chicago artist Newbold Bohemia, photography is a little bit of both: his photo series have documented real life issues, presented in staged, then manipulated images from his imagination. In his playful yet devious new series, “In an Ideal World,” Bohemia visualizes the story of a rebellious 1950s woman in the domestic world. Even the name Newbold Bohemia is a fabrication. The artist’s namesake serves as a reminder to create art dedicated to the pillars of Bohemian society: Truth, Beauty, Freedom and Love. All of these are present in his “In an Ideal World” series, set in a beautiful, idyllic version of the 1950s, where a blonde femme fatale-housewife comes to terms with life’s truths. As he captures her day to day chores, Bohemia comments on the not-so-idyllic reality of gender roles, and his heroine’s oppression and anger. Newbold Bohemia currently lives and works in Chicago. His award-winning work has been exhibited throughout the United States.

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  • Dimensions
    H 20 in. x W 30 in. x D 1 in.H 50.8 cm x W 76.2 cm x D 2.54 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Hudson, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU2272739751
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