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Mark Bradford

Contemporary Art

In his painting, Mark Bradford, a Los Angeles-based artist, incorporates the materials of his other profession, as a hair stylist, into his paintings. Blending the tools of the African American beauty trade with the more traditional medium of paint on canvas, Bradford crafts works that comment on both aesthetic and cultural phenomena. Pairing a "high art" medium with objects from daily life enables the artist to create subtle works that demonstrate his passion for issues of race, class, gender, and art-world politics.
MEDIUM Mixed media on canvas
DATES 2001
DIMENSIONS 72 x 84 in. (182.9 x 213.4 cm)
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of the Contemporary Art Council and purchased with funds given by Dr. and Mrs. Philip J. Kozinn
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