The Broad Acquires Mark Bradford’s Record-Setting ‘Helter Skelter I,’ Along with Works by Julie Mehretu, Kerry James Marshall

ART MARKET HISTORY WAS MADE earlier this month when “Helter Skelter I,” a monumental painting by Mark Bradford sold for $10.4 million (nearly $12 million, including fees) at Phillips London. The price was the highest-ever achieved at auction for a work by a living African American artist. Who purchased it? The Broad announced its acquisition of Bradford’s 34-foot painting on Friday. The Los Angeles museum, which already has several other paintings by Bradford in its collection, also added works by Julie Mehretu and Kerry James Marshall, among others to its holdings. Click here to read more