Mark Bradford - 20th c. and Contemporary Art Day Sale - Afternoon Session New York Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | Phillips

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  • "Think about all the white noise out there in the streets: all the beepers and blaring culture—cell phones, amps, chromed-out wheels, and synthesizers. I pick up a lot of that energy in my work, from the posters, which act as memory of things pasted and things past. You can peel away the layers of papers and it’s like reading the streets through signs." —Mark Bradford

    Collectors Digest

    Concurrent Institutional Show:  


    The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Mark Bradford: End Papers, March 8,2020-January 10,2021

    • Provenance

      Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      Aspen Art Museum, Mark Bradford: Merchant Posters, February 11 - April 4, 2010, no. 84, pp. 126, 153 (illustrated, p. 125)
      Columbus, Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University; Boston, Institute of Contemporary Art; Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art; Dallas Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Mark Bradford, May 8, 2010 - May 20, 2012, pl. 27 (installation view illustrated, n.p.)

    • Literature

      John Vincler, "On Excavation: The Paintings of Mark Bradford", The Paris Review, July 31, 2019, online (installation view illustrated)

Property of an Important New York Estate


Untitled (Corner of Desire and Piety) II

signed with the artist's initial, partially titled and dated "Corner of Desire and Piety M 2008" on the reverse
mixed media collage
22 x 27 3/4 in. (55.9 x 70.5 cm)
Executed in 2008.

Full Cataloguing

$150,000 - 200,000 

Sold for $252,000

Contact Specialist

Rebekah Bowling
Head of Day Sale, Afternoon Session
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20th c. and Contemporary Art Day Sale - Afternoon Session

New York 8 December 2020