Mark Bradford - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | Phillips

Create your first list.

Select an existing list or create a new list to share and manage lots you follow.

  • Provenance

    Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York
    Private Collection (acquired from the above in 2007)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2014

  • Exhibited

    Aspen Art Museum, Mark Bradford: Merchant Posters, February 12 - April 4, 2010, no. 25, p. 151 (illustrated, p. 38)

  • Catalogue Essay

    A visit to Blake Byrne’s home was always a learning experience, as Blake would proudly point out not just works by well-known artists such as Alexander Calder, Mark Bradford and Marlene Dumas, but would also point to work by artists who were not well known, or whom he had just discovered at a gallery or art fair. Blake’s influence was not only felt by those who visited his home, but also by the people who visit MOCA in L.A., seeing some of the 123 works he donated to the museum in 2005, and by the many visitors to the Nasher Museum at Duke University where he donated 283 works representing 57 artists and was also instrumental in raising the funds for the museum’s construction.

    Blake was a larger than life presence in the Los Angeles art world, and for those of us learning about the community in L.A., Blake was someone to listen to, to learn from, and look to as an example of how to give back to the city, to the community and to the world at large. His love for the art, for the artists, and for the mission of art to speak to people was always clear in the art that he chose to live with, and in the joy he expressed when speaking about art. We are honored to have this small group of works that Blake decided to sell a few months before his unexpected passing in March. The selection shows Blake’s long-standing interest in young artists and in artists whose significance had not yet been recognized by the wider art world.

    Blake Koh
    Director, Phillips Los Angeles

Property from the Collection of Blake Byrne



signed with the artist's initial and dated "M 2006" on the reverse
acrylic and billboard paper collage on card
22 x 13 3/4 in. (55.9 x 34.9 cm.)
Executed in 2006.

$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $75,000

Contact Specialist
Rebekah Bowling
Head of Day Sale, Afternoon Session
New York
+ 1 212 940 1250

20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 15 May | On View at 450 Park Avenue