Abstraction: White Flight
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Thomas Brodhead – American, born 1968 – Abstraction: White Flight –2010 – acrylic on canvas – 14" x 11" x 0.75" (35.56cm x 27.94cm x 1.91cm)
White figures flee growing layers of darkening shapes whose background is high yellow. Perhaps a commentary on the irrational movement of American caucasians to the suburbs facilitated by Eisenhower’s Interstate Highway System, itself inspired by Hitler’s Autobahn, this work would grace the entranceway to any exclusive country club across the U.S.