Mark Bradford is widely considered one of the most important and influential artists in America today. His #abstract canvases, which often deal with complex social and political issues, hang in major museums around the world, and on the walls of big collectors and some small ones, like me. Bradford's art may look like paintings, but there's hardly any paint on them. They're made out of layers and layers of paper, which he tears, glues, power washes and sands in a style all his own. When he began making art in his 30s, Bradford couldn't afford expensive paint, so he started #experimenting with endpapers, that are used for styling hair. He got the idea while working as a hair stylist in his mom's beauty shop in South Los Angeles. He was broke, struggling, and didn't sell his first painting until he was nearly 40.
#AndersonCooper : It's incredible to think that 2001 is when you first sold a work, and now—
Bradford: I still sell works.
Cooper: Yeah, you sure do. (LAUGH)
#MarkBradford : I sure do.
His first #painting sold for $5,000. Now they can sell for more than $10 million. This new one was bought by the #Broad Museum in Los Angeles. They have nine other Bradford's in their collection.
Building up the layers of paper on the canvas, is just the beginning of his process, he then starts to peel, cut and sand them down – which can take months.
Cooper: It's like an archeological dig.
Bradford: It is like an archeological dig. It's like history. I'm creating my own archaeological or psychological digs. Sometimes when I'm digging on my own painting I'm asking myself, "Well, exactly what are you digging for? Where do you want to go child?
Cooper: A lot of people look at a abstract painting and think, "It's squiggles, it's torn paper. I don't understand it."
Bradford: Yeah, that's true. But for me, those squiggles and torn paper gives me a space to kind of unpack things. Like the Watts riots. I'm grappling with how I feel about that subject and that material. I do grapple with things. I grapple with things personally, and you know, racially, and politically. What does it mean to be me?
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