Jheri Now, Curl Later
On View: Great Hall, East, 1st floor - African Storage Annex
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.
Mixed media on canvas
Gift of the Contemporary Art Council and purchased with funds given by Dr. and Mrs. Philip J. Kozinn
© Mark Bradford
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Mark Bradford (American, born 1961). Jheri Now, Curl Later, 2001. Mixed media on canvas, 72 x 84 in. (182.9 x 213.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Contemporary Art Council and purchased with funds given by Dr. and Mrs. Philip J. Kozinn, 2001.85. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2001.85_SL1.jpg)
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