Author(s): Mark Bradford
The first comprehensive study of the work of one of the most significant abstract painters of his generation.This timely entry in the Contemporary Artists series focuses on Mark Bradford, the Los Angeles-based artist best known for his large-scale abstract paintings that examine the class, race, and gender-based economies that structure urban society. His collages and installations, made of materials scavenged from the streets, have created a unique body of work that still stands as a strong response to the impromptu networks that emerge within a city. In this new title, his life and work are explored as never before.
Cornelia Butler is Curator of Drawings at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. From 1996 to 2005 she was Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, where her exhibitions included 'Robert Smithson' (2004), 'Willem de Kooning: Tracing the Figure' (2002) and the major touring exhibition 'Wack!: Art and the Feminist Revolution (2007).
Mark Bradford is an artist based in Los Angeles.
Sebastian Smee is an Australian Pulitzer Prize-winning arts critic for The Boston Globe.
Anita Hill is an attorney based in Waltham where she is a University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women's Studies at Brandeis university.