Medium
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Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, George B. and Jenny R. Mathews Fund, 2008. ©2007 Mark Bradford. Image courtesy of …

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.

High auction record
£8.7m, Phillips, 2018
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) , Dieu Donné, de la Cruz Collection
Selected exhibitions
2018
Mark Bradford. New WorksHauser & Wirth
Mark BradfordHauser & Wirth
2015
Mark Bradford: Scorched EarthHammer Museum
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Mississippi Gottdam, 2007

Billboard paper, photomechanical reproductions, acrylic gel medium, comic-book paper, wrapping paper and additional mixed media on canvas
102 × 144 in
259.1 × 365.8 cm
Location
Denver
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Medium
Image rights
Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, George B. and Jenny R. Mathews Fund, 2008. ©2007 Mark Bradford. Image courtesy of …

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.

High auction record
£8.7m, Phillips, 2018
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) , Dieu Donné, de la Cruz Collection
Selected exhibitions (3)
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