Jane Hammond - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 16, 2024 | Phillips
  • “I think of this piece as an amulet for propitious things in the journey of this life and beyond.”
    —Jane Hammond

    In this ambitious three-dimensional work, Jane Hammond pushes the boundaries of printmaking and its sculptural possibilities. Adorning the gilded surface of the mummy case in Spells and Incantations are rows of pseudo-hieroglyphs that come from Hammond’s repository of 276 found images, which the artist repeatedly utilizes; drawn from manuals, children's books, books on magic and puppetry, medical journals, technical illustrations, matchbook covers, labels, charts and maps, these symbols form a personal lexicon. The influence of Egyptian imagery first came to Hammond in her childhood, via her grandmother who grew up in Egypt. Here, Hammond merges herself with her grandmother’s heritage, a photograph of the artist appearing as the face of the mummy.

    • Literature

      Ars Publicata, Jane Hammond, 2007.01


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Spells and Incantations

Mixed media multiple of lithograph and screenprint in colors with Chine collé and gold leaf appliqué.
60 x 19 x 7 1/4 in. (152.4 x 48.3 x 18.4 cm)
Signed, titled, dated and numbered 15/45 in pencil on the underside, published by Shark's Ink, Lyons, Colorado.

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$1,000 - 2,000 

Sold for $1,270

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New York Auction 16 - 17 April