@Home in Georgetown..Bradford at the Hirshhorn

Mark Bradford–California, 1961

MarkBradfordPortrait4.jpgBradford’s signature is grid-like abstract paintingcombining collage with paint.

Bradford combined the old with the new in his unique style, creating an outstanding installation experience.  As you walk the amazing circle of the third floor of the museum, you are surrounded by floor to ceiling art in endless detail. 

Bradford took colored paper and reproductions from French artist Paul Philippoteaux’s nineteenth-century cyclorama, currently on view in Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania and created 8 panels, each over 45 feet long, to totally surround the entire 3rd level of the museum.

The result is a installation piece blending the past with the present, and illusion with abstraction.


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