Mark Bradford | Super 8 Movies

EXCLUSIVE: Mark Bradford at his home in Los Angeles, with excerpts from his childhood Super 8 home movies.

Mark Bradford transforms materials scavenged from the street into wall-sized collages and installations that respond to the impromptu networks—underground economies, migrant communities, or popular appropriation of abandoned public space—that emerge within a city. Bradford’s work is as informed by his personal background as a third-generation merchant in Los Angeles as it is by the tradition of abstract painting developed worldwide in the twentieth century.

Mark Bradford, production stills, 2008. Courtesy the artist.

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LEARN: Mark Bradford is featured in the Season 4 (2007) episode Paradox of the Art:21—Art in the Twenty-First Century television series on PBS.

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PHOTO | Mark Bradford, production stills, 2008. Courtesy the artist.

VIDEO | Producer: Susan Sollins & Nick Ravich. Camera: Bob Elfstrom. Sound: Ray Day. Editor: Monte Matteotti. Artwork courtesy: Mark Bradford.

Contributor
Wesley Miller is the Associate Curator at Art21. Miller co-curates the Art in the Twenty-First Century television series. He is also co-creator of the series New York Close Up.
  1. littlepinkhood says:

    Apart from being a great artist, Mark Bradford is just adorable!

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