Mark Bradford - Contemporary Art Part II New York Friday, May 13, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio

  • Exhibited

    San Antonio, Finesilver Gallery, Mark Bradford: that wasn't my car you saw, Kathryn Spence: New Works, Augusto Di Stefano: New Works, April 12 - June 15, 2002

  • Catalogue Essay

    Bradford’s myriad practices – in their promiscuity, in their exultation of the fragment, in their obstinate refusal to provide comforting or easy answers to the concerns he addresses – create allegories that are at once formal, political, personal and psychological. His psycho-geographies and interventions insist upon the infinitely mutable qualities of urban space. The issues at stake – class, ethnicity, race, economic participation – are not quantifiable, not concrete, and not givens. Instead they are overlays, points-of-view, tools that weave in and out of one another in ways unexpected and contingent. In that sense, Bradford’s indecipherability and his promiscuity with respect to form and content become allegory’s breeding ground. At the end of the day, this breeding ground leaves us questioning more than we did at the beginning. It also ignites our desire, making us want still more.

    (Steven Nelson, "Mark Bradford's Allegorical Impulse," in Mark Bradford, exh. cat., Sikkema, Jenkins & Co., New York, 2006, n.p.)


Am i losing you...

Mixed media on canvas.
72 x 84 in. (182.9 x 213.4 cm.)
This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

$250,000 - 350,000 

Sold for $506,500

Contemporary Art Part II

13 May 2011
New York