The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth has acquired Mark Bradford’s monumental Kingdom Day (2010), a painting/mixed-media construction that spans 40 feet. The work’s title refers to the annual Kingdom Day Parade in Los Angeles, held each year on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in January. According to a MAMFW press release, the work heaves with the energy of the parade, complete with references to banners and to the swirls of humanity that the parade attracts each year.
The work debuted at the 2010 Seoul International Biennale of Media Art. The biennale’s website chronicled the piece and its installation here.
Mark Bradford was the guest on Episode No. 19 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast. I’d like to think that Bradford and I went beyond the usual conversation about his work to discuss some of the less obvious narratives he explores.
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