Floater 20 from the series Floaters

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Newark, Project For Empty Space, Culture Club, May 18 - June 24, 2016

  • Artist Bio

    Derrick Adams

    American • 1970

    Through the mediums of collage, video, sculpture and drawing, Brooklyn-based artist Derrick Adams explores the way mass media affects identity, particularly in the context of African Americans in contemporary culture.

    In his collage works mimicking television screens, Adams takes his source imagery from screen captures of old clips from YouTube, which he then uses as reference. “The images come from…everything from ‘Good Times’ to ‘Coming to America’ to Oprah on the news…These images I’m taking from all these shows—from comedy to news or whatever—all are representations of black characterization…These images can be problematic because they’re such a high-animated state that they become more like caricatures of themselves”. In rendering these reference images with blocks of color, Adams confronts the media’s deconstruction of reality. 

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Floater 20 from the series Floaters

signed and dated "Adams 2016" on the reverse
acrylic on paper
49 3/4 x 50 1/4 in. (126.4 x 127.6 cm.)
Executed in 2016.

Estimate
$25,000 - 35,000 

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New York Auction 4 March 2020