Mark Bradford, ‘Ghost Money’, Christie's

Mark Bradford (b. 1961)

Ghost Money

initialed, titled and dated 'GHOST MONEY 2007 m’ (on the reverse)

mixed media collage on canvas

101 7/8 x 143 3/4 in. (258.5 x 365 cm.)

Executed in 2007.

Signature: initialed, titled and dated 'GHOST MONEY 2007 m’ (on the reverse)

New York, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., Mark Bradford: Nobody Jones, January-February 2008.

Mark Bradford: You're Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You),__exh. cat., Columbus, Ohio, Wexner Center for the Arts, 2010, p. 116.

Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner

About Mark Bradford

Fabricating his signature mixed-media collages with ephemera such as segments of billboards, flyers, and graffitied stencils, American artist Mark Bradford’s works marry his interests in modernist abstraction with the urban community from which he culls his materials. These ambitious, visually arresting works are striking for their simultaneous incorporation of physical remnants of a site and semi-figurative depiction of a scene or topography. In Kryptonite (2006), for example, Bradford amasses a dense grid of collaged materials that seems to delineate the aerial view of a city while visually recalling iconic modernist artwork such as Piet Mondrian’s Broadway Boogie Woogie (1942-43). Bradford also creates public art, installations, and video, often exploring the relationship between high art and popular culture and between materiality, surface, and image. Bradford is a recipient of the Whitney Museum's Bucksbaum Award and was a 2009 MacArthur Fellow.

American, b. 1961, Los Angeles, California, based in Los Angeles, California