"Merchant Posters" ~ Collage Series by Mark Bradford Published in New Book

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Mark Bradford - "LUCKY", 2008 - Mixed media collage on canvas - Courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins and Co.

NEW YORK, NY.- Since 2006, acclaimed Los
Angeles
artist Mark Bradford has been erasing, obscuring and reconfiguring the
text and
graphics of advertising posters he collects from the South Central
neighborhood
where he was raised. His “Merchant Poster” series reveals narratives of
economic
struggle and cultural discord as they are telegraphed by the street
advertisements of an underground economy.