Nights in the Hills of L.A.
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Thomas Brodhead – American, born 1968 – Nights in the Hills of L.A. –2014 – acrylic on canvas – 48" x 36" x 0.75" (121.92cm x 91.44cm x 1.91cm)
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Ah, L.A. at night as viewed from a mid-century modern home high on a hill overlooking the endlessly converging lines of light that limn the streets of the City of Fallen Angels. But what’s this? A mad scientist—keen on inducing shelled-egg production from hominids—performing his dastardly experiments on a captive female forced to wear a beak and warm an over-sized, GMO-free egg? Or is this a new variety of snuff porn being filmed in plain sight through the glass walls of a supposed architectural masterpiece that moneyed Americans would pay top dollar to own? A devil-horned platypus reclining on a chaise lounge views the interior drama with bemusement from the safe distance of the precipice patio overlooking the electrical-grid vista of the sprawling concrete jungle below. An engaging conversation piece, this study in the horrors of modernity would be a perfect gift for anyone hunting for homes, as buyers typically never consider what may lurk behind the chain-of-title results provided by an abstractor.