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David Hammons, ‘Fly Jar’, Christie's
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David Hammons

Fly Jar

Glass, wood, metal zipper sliders, metal mesh, metal wire and glue
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About the work
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Christie's
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Signed and dated 'Hammons 98' (on the underside)
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 art from the refuse and cast-offs of stereotypical African-American life: chicken wings, Thunderbird and Night Train bottles, dreadlock clippings, basketball hoops, elephant dung, and bottle caps. From his X-ray-like body prints made with grease, to his "Spade" series of garden spades (a reclamation of the racial slur), to Pissed Off (1981), in which he urinated against a Richard Serra sculpture, Hammons combines political sentiment with powerful aesthetic statements.

David Hammons, ‘Fly Jar’, Christie's
David Hammons, ‘Fly Jar’, Christie's
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About the work
Provenance
C
Christie's
Signature
Signed and dated 'Hammons 98' (on the underside)
David Hammons
American, b. 1943
Follow

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 life: chicken wings, Thunderbird and Night Train bottles, dreadlock clippings, basketball hoops, elephant dung, and bottle caps. From his X-ray-like body prints made with grease, to his "Spade" series of garden spades (a reclamation of the racial slur), to Pissed Off (1981), in which he urinated against a Richard Serra sculpture, Hammons combines political sentiment with powerful aesthetic statements.

David Hammons

Fly Jar

Glass, wood, metal zipper sliders, metal mesh, metal wire and glue
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.