Mark Bradford THEM BIG OLD TITTIES 2012 mixed media collage on canvas 120 x 198.5 inches
(Tenuous) Link to last week's artist:
L.A. based artist with the same initials
The New York Times has written of Bradford "if not the best painter working in America today then certainly the tallest."*
The artist has rethought the process of painting through a labor-intensive process of mixed media collage - and a spot or two of paint. actually, It is the large scale, all-over abstraction, essential to the Abstract Expressionists (Pollock, Rothko), that allows Bradford to be thought of as a painter.
While his use of advertisements and other mass media 'detritus' is an obvious nod to the Pop movement (Warhol, Lichtenstein).
* he is 6'8"
At Sikkema Jenkins until December 22nd... go see collectors line up, trying to impress, competing for the honor of being permitted to buy the work. Like trying to find an apartment in new york.