'The Defense Rests' by Charles Bragg, 1983
15.7 x 8.2 Inches (viewable)
26.2 x 19.2 x 1 Inches (framed)
Vintage etching on fine art paper.
Limited Edition of 300 (#29/300)
Hand-signed, titled and numbered by the artist in pencil.
*Note: professionally framed archival linen matting with silver fillet, UV-plexiglass and silver hardwood molding.
*Note 2: frame may show age with minor nick/scrapes.
Charles Bragg (1931 – 2017) was an American sculptor, painter, artist and author known best for his satirical artwork.
Before pursuing art, Bragg worked as a cow driver, a truck driver, a stand-up comedian, and a factory worker. He eventually settled in California, where he began his artistic career. He started by painting portraits of wealthy families, as well as offering lessons. He began to pursue his own creative work and experienced great success. His success came from the humor and satirical style of his work, which often portrayed flaws in American society. His political opinions are featured in his work. Bragg has referred to himself as a "devoted student of the human race" and an "observer."
Bragg's works have been showcased in museums and exhibits around the world, and he has had work commissioned by Playboy magazine. In 1986, PBS made a documentary about him called "Charles Bragg - One of a Kind." One of Bragg's lithographs, 'The Screen Goddess', is featured prominently in the opening scene of the 1992 Robert Altman film, The Player.