Mark Bradford: You're Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You)

Mark Bradford: You're Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You)
Library Shelf Location 18.BRAD
Publication Date Jun 2010
Description Mark Bradford is best known for dazzling, large-scale abstract paintings that examine the class-, race-, and gender-based economies that structure urban society in the United States. Gathering carefully chosen found and salvaged materials from the area surrounding his studio in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, Bradford engages in an intricate artistic process that involves both creation and destruction. His complex, fractured works address pressing political issues and the media’s influence on contemporary society while cataloguing cultural change and the artist’s personal responses to societal condition. The first major book on this leading American artist, Mark Bradford features essays by distinguished authors who investigate how Bradford straddles the line between social critique and formal innovation, playing the two against one another to produce works of seduction and analysis. Topics include Bradford’s debt to abstract expressionism, his relationship to the largely unknown history of twentieth-century abstraction by African American artists, his work as a public artist, and his interest in midcentury European collage and décollage practices.
ISBN 9780300163582
Quantity 1
Pages 256 Pages
Authors Robert Storr, Hilton Als, Katy Siegel, Richard Shiff, Christopher Bedford, Carol Eliel, Eungie Joo
Format Hardback
Publisher Yale University Press
Related Artist Mark Bradford
Categories Painting, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords Race (concept), Urban, Social issues
Related Gallery Wexner Center for the Arts
Artist's Nationality African-American
Language English

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