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GALLERY: Mark Bradford finishes installation

2 Sep

Although Mark Bradford’s massive canvas, Kingdom Day, went up on the wall last week, he finished work on it yesterday. It’s quite impressive.

I caught up with him while he was “cleaning” it.  Along with his assistant, he meticulously went over the whole canvas by hand, using rags soaked in a cleaner mixed with a plastic varnish substance.  This serves the purpose of getting all the dust and grime off the surface (don’t forget that he creates collages from found paper from the streets of South Central Los Angeles) while also coating it with a protective covering to preserve it for the future.

Check out the photos below:

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PHOTOS: Mark Bradford at Media City Seoul

30 Aug

With under a week to go until the opening of Media City Seoul 2010, the participating artists have begun to arrive in earnest.  Today saw Blast Theory and Mark Bradford join the ranks of those already here to install their work.

Bradford’s piece, which was unloaded from the crate today, is a massive canvas, 12.2 x 3 meters in size (proportionate in size with the artist himself, who towers over the average Korean citizen, at well over six feet tall).  Photos are below from the first stage of installation.

As an aside, Bradford may be continuing to work on the piece over the next few days: “I won’t know if it’s finished until I see it up on the wall.”  We’re looking forward to seeing what the final outcome will be like.

Mark Bradford (left) monitors the unpacking of his new work, "Kingdom Day," to be shown at Media City Seoul 2010

Art handlers lift Bradford’s massive rolled canvas from its crate

Try this on for size: this is what 12.2 meters looks like on a wall

Along with his canvas, Mark Bradford shipped a box full of “found paper,” some of which will be used to complete his piece for Media City Seoul 2010

“Mark Bradford -equipment-” … the red marker means it’s official