Turtle Floats
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  • Provenance

    Lower East Side Print Shop, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • 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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Turtle Floats

numbered "BAT" lower left and signed and dated "Adams 2017" lower right
screenprint on paper
30 x 30 in. (76.2 x 76.2 cm.)
Executed in 2017, this work is the BAT proof from an edition of 12 plus 2 artist's proofs, 2 printer's proofs and 1 BAT proof.

Estimate
$4,000 - 6,000 

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New York Auction 24 September 2019