David Hammons - Evening & Day Editions New York Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    Also including: Robert Atkins, Perry Bard, Jo Babcock, Roger Boyce, Vincent Desiderio, Nancy Evans, Tom Finkelpearl, Karen Finley, Jeff Goodman, C K Kuebel, Dona Ann McAdams, Tom Sarantonio, Lori Seid, Janice Yudell, and Jon Zax

  • Artist Biography

    David Hammons

    American • 1943

    Few artists are afforded the liberty to dictate exhibition schedules and public appearances, but David Hammons eschews the spotlight and rebels against the conventions of the art world. Whether intentionally or not, Hammons creates works so laden with spell-binding metaphor that they have become symbols for movements both in the art world as well as in the public domain. (His now-iconic In the Hood sculpture has been used by Black Lives Matter activist group.)

    Hammons doesn't work in mediums or any formal or academic theory—he famously has said, "I can't stand art actually." Still, with controversial works including his PETA-paint-splashed Fur Coat sculpture, Hammons remains one of contemporary art's most watched artists. Hammons also doesn't frequently exhibit, and his last major gallery show, 2016's "Five Decades," only featured 34 works. With a controlled market, Hammons saw Untitled, a basketball hoop with dangling candelabra, achieve $8 million at Phillips in 2013. 

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Eye Magazine #14: Cobalt Myth Mechanics

Artist book, comprised of 17 works on paper in various media, bound (as issued),
11 x 9 in. (27.9 x 22.9 cm)
numbered 14/200 in black ink on the title page, the artwork variously signed, titled, dated and numbered, published by Eye magazine, Brooklyn, with original cardboard covers and the front with galvanized sheet metal.

$1,500 - 2,500 

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Evening & Day Editions

New York Auctions 21 April 2015