"Potable Water," detail (2005)

"Potable Water," detail, 2005
Mixed media collage, 130 x 196 inches
Courtesy Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

"So much of contemporary art is engaged in the ideas that are circulating in the atmosphere, in the press and the media, and oftentimes we’re influenced by that. So it seems comfortable to me to have that bleed into my work. For me, the subtext is always political. You look at a sign and you realize it belongs to popular culture."

- Mark Bradford