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David Hammons

Untitled, May 17-2008

Mixed media
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Phillips

canvas 80 x 70 in. (203.2 x 177.8 cm.)
installed 102 x 84 x 10 in. (259.1 x 213.4 x 25.4 cm.)

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canvas 80 x 70 in. (203.2 x 177.8 cm.)
installed 102 x 84 x 10 in. (259.1 x 213.4 x 25.4 cm.)

From the Catalogue: “Nearly every one of these works belongs in a museum, in a room of its own. Any other art juxtaposed with it would curl up and die.” – The New Yorker

One of the most consequential artists working today, …

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Signed and dated "5/17/08 Hammons" on the reverse
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.

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About the work
Exhibition history
Bibliography
Provenance
P
Phillips

canvas 80 x 70 in. (203.2 x 177.8 cm.)
installed 102 x 84 x 10 in. (259.1 x 213.4 x 25.4 cm.)

From …

Read more

canvas 80 x 70 in. (203.2 x 177.8 cm.)
installed 102 x 84 x 10 in. (259.1 x 213.4 x 25.4 cm.)

From the Catalogue: “Nearly every one of these works belongs in a museum, in a room of its own. Any other art juxtaposed with it would curl up and die.” – The New Yorker

One of the most consequential artists working today, …

Read more
Signature
Signed and dated "5/17/08 Hammons" on the reverse
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

Untitled, May 17-2008

Mixed media
Bidding closed
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