David Hammons - Editions & Works on Paper: Online Auction New York Wednesday, September 6, 2023 | Phillips

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    Parkett 31

  • 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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Money Tree (P. 31)

Sepia print.
I. 16 1/4 x 10 3/4 in. (41.3 x 27.3 cm)
S. 19 3/4 x 16 in. (50.2 x 40.6 cm)

Signed, dated and numbered 'VIII/XVV' in pencil on the reverse (an artist's proof, the edition was 70), published by Parkett, Zürich and New York, framed.

$2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for $2,540

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Editions & Works on Paper: Online Auction

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