David Hammons - Evening & Day Editions New York Monday, April 20, 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

    David Hammons eschews the spotlight and rebels against the conventions of the art world. Hammons’s diverse body of work, spanning conceptual, performance, and installation art, is 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. 

    Hammons doesn't work in any consistent medium or using any formal or academic theory—he famously has said, "I can't stand art actually." Still, with his Duchamp-ian readymades re-envisioned for a contemporary political context, Hammons remains one of contemporary art's most watched artists. Untitleda basketball hoop with dangling candelabra, achieved $8 million at Phillips in 2013, the world auction record for the artist. 

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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