David Hammons

American, b. 1943

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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 …

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$7.0m, Phillips, 2013
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It’s Not Necessary, 1990
Sold on Jun 19, 2021
$5,475,000
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Sculpture
wire basket, sheet music, tennis balls, crystals, nails and wire on fabric
96.5 x 150.5 x 19.1 cm
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$5,475,000
Auction Sale
Jun 19, 2021
Phillips
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It’s Not Necessary, 1990
wire basket, sheet music, tennis balls, crystals, nails and wire on fabric
Jun 19, 2021
Phillips
$5,475,000
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Sculpture
96.5 x 150.5 x 19.1 cm
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Jun 19, 2021
Phillips
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$5,475,000
Phat Free, 1995
Sold on May 14, 2021
$237,500
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color video
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$237,500
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May 14, 2021
Christie's
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DAVID HAMMONS (B. 1943) signed and numbered '13/25 David Hammons' (on the certificate of authenticity) color video, sound, transferred to digital video (projection, surround sound); 5:20 min. loop dimensions variable Filmed in 1995 and transferred to DVD in 1999. This work is number thirteen from an edition of twenty-five plus three artist's proofs and is accompanied by the original presentation case and a certificate of authenticity.
Phat Free, 1995
color video
May 14, 2021
Christie's
$237,500
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May 14, 2021
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$237,500
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DAVID HAMMONS (B. 1943) signed and numbered '13/25 David Hammons' (on the certificate of authenticity) color video, sound, transferred to digital video (projection, surround sound); 5:20 min. loop dimensions variable Filmed in 1995 and transferred to DVD in 1999. This work is number thirteen from an edition of twenty-five plus three artist's proofs and is accompanied by the original presentation case and a certificate of authenticity.
Untitled, 1969
Sold on Dec 8, 2020
$75,600
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Painting
enamel on masonite
122.2 x 91.8 cm
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$75,600
Auction Sale
Dec 8, 2020
Phillips
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Untitled, 1969
enamel on masonite
Dec 8, 2020
Phillips
$75,600
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Painting
122.2 x 91.8 cm
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Dec 8, 2020
Phillips
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$75,600
Body Print, 1977
Sold on Jul 10, 2020
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Work on Paper
pigment on paper
60.3 x 39 cm
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Jul 10, 2020
Christie's
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David Hammons (b. 1942) Body Print signed and dated 'Hammons 77' (lower right) pigment on paper 23 ¾ x 15 3/8 in. (60.3 x 39 cm.) Executed in 1977.
Body Print, 1977
pigment on paper
Jul 10, 2020
Christie's
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Work on Paper
60.3 x 39 cm
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Jul 10, 2020
Christie's
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David Hammons (b. 1942) Body Print signed and dated 'Hammons 77' (lower right) pigment on paper 23 ¾ x 15 3/8 in. (60.3 x 39 cm.) Executed in 1977.
Untitled, 2004
Sold on Jul 10, 2020
$1,155,000
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30.5 x 22.9 x 13.3 cm
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$1,155,000
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Jul 10, 2020
Christie's
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David Hammons (b. 1943) Untitled signed and dated 'Hammons 04' (on the underside) stone and hair 12 x 9 x 5 ¼ in. (30.5 x 22.9 x 13.3 cm.) Executed in 2004.
Untitled, 2004
Jul 10, 2020
Christie's
$1,155,000
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30.5 x 22.9 x 13.3 cm
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Jul 10, 2020
Christie's
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$1,155,000
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David Hammons (b. 1943) Untitled signed and dated 'Hammons 04' (on the underside) stone and hair 12 x 9 x 5 ¼ in. (30.5 x 22.9 x 13.3 cm.) Executed in 2004.
Hidden Drawing (Jordan begins 8th season as No. 1)
Sold on Jul 2, 2020
$181,250
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Sculpture
newspaper, paint, rubber bands, tape and coat hanger
58.4 x 11.4 x 3.8 cm
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$181,250
Auction Sale
Jul 2, 2020
Phillips
Description
Hidden Drawing (Jordan begins 8th season as No. 1)
newspaper, paint, rubber bands, tape and coat hanger
Jul 2, 2020
Phillips
$181,250
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58.4 x 11.4 x 3.8 cm
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Jul 2, 2020
Phillips
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$181,250
The Man Nobody Killed, 1986
Sold on Dec 18, 2019
$3,500
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Print
screenprint and paper collage on cardboard
20.0 x 28.3 cm
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$3,500
Auction Sale
Dec 18, 2019
Christie's
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The Man Nobody Killed, 1986
screenprint and paper collage on cardboard
Dec 18, 2019
Christie's
$3,500
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Print
20.0 x 28.3 cm
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Dec 18, 2019
Christie's
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$3,500
The Man Nobody Killed, 1986
Sold on Dec 9, 2019
$3,500
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Work on Paper
screenprint and paper collage on cardboard
28.3 x 20 cm
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$3,500
Auction Sale
Dec 9, 2019
Christie's
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David Hammons (b. 1942) The Man Nobody Killed screenprint and paper collage on cardboard 11 1/8 x 7 7/8 in. (28.3 x 20 cm.) Executed in 1986. This work is from an edition of 200 unique variants published by Eye Publications, New York.
The Man Nobody Killed, 1986
screenprint and paper collage on cardboard
Dec 9, 2019
Christie's
$3,500
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Work on Paper
28.3 x 20 cm
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Dec 9, 2019
Christie's
Realized Price
$3,500
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David Hammons (b. 1942) The Man Nobody Killed screenprint and paper collage on cardboard 11 1/8 x 7 7/8 in. (28.3 x 20 cm.) Executed in 1986. This work is from an edition of 200 unique variants published by Eye Publications, New York.
The Holy Bible: Old Testament, 2002
Sold on Jul 9, 2019
$5,250
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33 x 25.4 x 4.8 cm
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$5,250
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Jul 9, 2019
Christie's
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DAVID HAMMONS (B. 1942) The Holy Bible: Old Testament signed and numbered '54 David Hammons' (on the first page) book 13 x 10 x 1 7/8 in. (33 x 25.4 x 4.8 cm.) Executed in 2002. This work is number 54 from an edition of 165.
The Holy Bible: Old Testament, 2002
Jul 9, 2019
Christie's
$5,250
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33 x 25.4 x 4.8 cm
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Jul 9, 2019
Christie's
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$5,250
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DAVID HAMMONS (B. 1942) The Holy Bible: Old Testament signed and numbered '54 David Hammons' (on the first page) book 13 x 10 x 1 7/8 in. (33 x 25.4 x 4.8 cm.) Executed in 2002. This work is number 54 from an edition of 165.
Untitled (Body Print), 1970
Sold on May 16, 2019
$879,000
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Painting
grease and dry pigment on paperboard
66 x 48.3 cm
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$879,000
Auction Sale
May 16, 2019
Christie's
Description
David Hammons (b. 1943) Untitled (Body Print) signed ‘Hammons’ (lower right) grease and dry pigment on paperboard 26 x 19 in. (66 x 48.3 cm.) Executed _circa_ 1970.
Untitled (Body Print), 1970
grease and dry pigment on paperboard
May 16, 2019
Christie's
$879,000
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Painting
66 x 48.3 cm
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Auction Sale
May 16, 2019
Christie's
Realized Price
$879,000
Description
David Hammons (b. 1943) Untitled (Body Print) signed ‘Hammons’ (lower right) grease and dry pigment on paperboard 26 x 19 in. (66 x 48.3 cm.) Executed _circa_ 1970.