Talk: Gallery Talk: The Art of Looking—Mark Bradford

12:30 pm | Thu, March 8, 2018
BP Grand Entrance

Join museum educators Alicia Vogl Saenz and Holly Gillette for an hour-long discussion about Mark Bradford’s monumental painting 150 Portrait Tone on view in the Resnick Pavilion. 150 Portrait Tone is based on an idea for a work that Bradford conceived after the fatal shooting of Philando Castile by a police officer in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in July 2016. Castile, a nutrition services supervisor at an elementary school, was shot after being pulled over in his car—an incident that was livestreamed on Facebook by Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, who was sitting in the passenger seat next to him. The text in the painting repeats excerpts of Reynolds’s dialogue from the video.

Art reflects the society in which it is made and Bradford’s painting acts as a door into a rich conversation about current events. Participants will be guided through slow looking and small group conversation inspired by this powerful artwork.

LACMA | BP Grand Entrance
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Image: Mark Bradford, 150 Portrait Tone (detail), 2017, courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth, commissioned by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in honor of the 2017 Art + Film Gala © Mark Bradford

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