David Hammons
American, born 1943
High auction record
$8m, Phillips, 2013
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
Dimensions of Black: A collaboration with the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Arts,
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Five Decades,
Mnuchin Gallery
personal, political, mysterious,
The FLAG Art Foundation

Since the 1960s, David Hammons has confronted American cultural stereotypes and racial issues through wittily incisive sculptures, installations, performances, and body prints. Placing himself somewhere between Arte Povera and Dada, Hammons has made art from the refuse and cast-offs of stereotypical African-American …

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