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Art:21 - Mark Bradford's Super-8 home movies

art:21

2007

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.