Derrick Adams - Editions & Works on Paper New York Friday, March 11, 2022 | Phillips

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  • 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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Interior Life (Woman)

2019
Archival pigment print, on Entrada Natural paper, the full sheet.
S. 24 x 18 in. (61 x 45.7 cm)
Signed, dated and numbered 40/75 in pencil on the reverse (there were also 5 artist's proofs), published by Eminence Grise Editions, New York, unframed.

Estimate
$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $10,080

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 11 March 2022