MARK FLOOD: PROTEST SIGNS FROM 1992
(FLOOD, MARK) With text by Bob Nickas. KARMA, I00200901, 2020. 10 x 12 in., 56 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Collecting Mark Flood’s irreverent reinventions of the protest sign
Houston-based artist Mark Flood’s (born 1957) 1992 protest signs were first deployed outside the Republican National Convention of that year. With cardboard, foam core upcycled from the Menil Collection and vintage stencils gifted by a relative of Jackson Pollock, Flood’s signs display ironic slogans beside silkscreened images of Reagan, Bush and Schwarzenegger.
“Flood’s Protest Signs may similarly be regarded as a form of history painting, as markers of where some stood, of what they stood against, of what they stood for. Flood’s Signs can be seen in clear relation to all of his text-based works, articulated in a way that is by turns acerbic, bemused, and irreverent, a voice that yet echoes from a year that was a year and a day.” – Bob Nickas
9781949172386 Inventory Number: I00200901