Mark Flood, ‘North Blvd Woman’, 2014, Heritage Auctions
Mark Flood, ‘North Blvd Woman’, 2014, Heritage Auctions
Mark Flood, ‘North Blvd Woman’, 2014, Heritage Auctions
Mark Flood, ‘North Blvd Woman’, 2014, Heritage Auctions
Mark Flood, ‘North Blvd Woman’, 2014, Heritage Auctions

Unframed.

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Throughout the course of his artistic career, Mark Flood has created a span of paintings, sculptures and collage art that have critiqued the contemporary art world, challenging the role of the institution and its values. This work features his iconic lace composition which confronts and seduces the viewer, an enigmatic woman figure in the lower left continues to reminds us that superficial beauty is as accessible as it is inviting.

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Signature: Signed, titled, and dated on the reverse: Mark Flood / North Blvd Woman / 8-7-2014

About Mark Flood

Mark Flood is known for his prankster antics, creating art that mocks American culture and the contemporary art world. For one of Flood’s frequent modes of production, he crudely stencils graphic, confrontational statements on found signs, as in UPDATE YOUR RESUME / BURGER KING (2009), or on canvases or cardboard, as in 25 ADDITIONAL PAINTINGS (2009). Despite the mocking tone and seemingly slapdash nature of much of his work, Flood also demonstrates mastery and technical prowess in his “lace paintings”, such as Floral Event (2009), which are beautifully and meticulously rendered. For these, Flood’s process involves laying down layers of paint and lace, then painting the lace directly to create an exquisitely detailed surface.

American, b. 1957, Houston, Texas, based in Houston, Texas