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  • Provenance

    Courtesy of the Artist
    ICI Annual Benefit & Auction, November 17, 2014, lot 1
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Artist Biography

    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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Double Consciousness in the Air

signed and dated "Derrick Adams 2014" on the reverse
acrylic and fabric on paper
48 x 22 1/2 in. (121.9 x 57.2 cm.)
Executed in 2014.

Estimate
$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $20,000

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New Now

New York Auction 26 September 2018