"Merchant Portraits" (2005)

"Merchant Portraits," 2005
by Carlos Avendano
Courtesy Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

"I don’t collect all posters. I generally collect merchant posters because merchant posters 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. So they’re very different. I scan when I’m walking, I don’t take every poster."

- Mark Bradford