Did you spot Mark Bradford at the Royal Wedding?

Some work by the artist made a sneak appearance at Princess Eugenie's wedding ceremony a few days ago
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Mark Bradford, Los Angeles, 2017
Mark Bradford, Los Angeles, 2017

Mark Bradford was raised by a single mother in South Central Los Angeles. For much of his life an invitation to a royal wedding would have seemed like a fairly distant prospect.

However, some of the abstract artist’s work did make an appearance at the marriage of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, southern England, a few days ago.

Alongside dresses by Peter Piloto and Zac Posen, the Royal party also wore a little of art. The flower girls’ sashes and page boys’ cummerbunds were decorated with a print derived from Bradford’s new abstract work, Here (2018).

It’s a beautiful, though perhaps unexpected touch to add to an otherwise fairly traditional wedding. However, regular art-fair and gallery goers probably weren’t that surprised; Princess Eugenie is a director at Hauser and Wirth in London, which represents Bradford in Great Britain.

 

 
 
 
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For a better grasp on Bradford’s art, life and outlook order a copy of our Mark Bradford book here.

 

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