Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2006
Aspen Art Museum, Mark Bradford, February - April 2010, cat. no. 45, p. 70, illustrated in color
"The posters are always merchant posters. I don’t collect all posters. I generally collect merchant posters because they talk about a service, and the service talks about a body, and that body talks about a community, and that community talks about many different conversations." Mark Bradford
This work is in very good condition overall. The sheet is secured to the backing board by artist chosen screws along the perimeter of the sheet. There are artist's pinholes that run intermittently along the perimeter edge. The edges of the sheet are lightly deckled and all collage elements are well intact. The surface texture, light wear and minor, hairline tears along the edges are inherent to the artist’s working method. There is evidence of a soft undulation to the sheet, most notably along the edges, which is also inherent to the medium and the working method of the artist. Framed under Plexiglas.
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