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David Hammons

Mystery Music, 2004

Acrylic, cardboard, paper sleeve and vinyl record, in 3 parts
11 9/10 in
30.2 cm
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Phillips

Sleeve: 12 3/8 by 12 3/8 in. (31.4 by 31.4 cm)
Record diameter: 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm)

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Sleeve: 12 3/8 by 12 3/8 in. (31.4 by 31.4 cm)
Record diameter: 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm)

From the Specialists:
The influence of music on David Hammons' work is evident in many different periods of his career. Mystery Music makes a direct reference to this influence, while also exploring the idea of the ready-made, one …

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Mixed Media
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Signed and dated "Hammons 04" and stamped with the title "Mystery Music" on the paper sleeve.
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, ‘Mystery Music’, 2004, Phillips
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About the work
Provenance
P
Phillips

Sleeve: 12 3/8 by 12 3/8 in. (31.4 by 31.4 cm)
Record diameter: 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm)

From the …

Sleeve: 12 3/8 by 12 3/8 in. (31.4 by 31.4 cm)
Record diameter: 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm)

From the Specialists:
The influence of music on David Hammons' work is evident in many different periods of his career. Mystery Music makes a direct reference to this influence, while also exploring the idea of the ready-made, one …

Medium
Mixed Media
Signature
Signed and dated "Hammons 04" and stamped with the title "Mystery Music" on the paper sleeve.
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

Mystery Music, 2004

Acrylic, cardboard, paper sleeve and vinyl record, in 3 parts
11 9/10 in
30.2 cm
Bidding closed
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