The new U.S. embassy in London will not be shy about showing off its patriotic allegiances. The building will feature a massive work by artist Mark Bradford based on the U.S. Constitution.
The Constitution, to be installed in the embassy atrium next year, will take up 32 canvases, according to the The Art Newspaper. Sponsored by Art in Embassies, a Department of State organization that curates visual art for the nation’s consulates, Bradford’s site-specific work will complement the work of neo-conceptualist Jenny Holzer (known for her LED text displays), who is inscribing quotes into the stone walls.
Constitution IV, 2013. Image Credit: Mark Bradford via Phillips
The new embassy, designed by Philadelphia-based architects KieranTimberlake, is opening in London’s Nine Elms district later this year. While we don’t yet know what The Constitution will look like, it’s not the first time the L.A.-based Bradford has explored America’s founding document. His 2013 collage Constitution IV features sections of the U.S. Constitution written out in layers of ripped paper.
[h/t The Art Newspaper]