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Lot 248: s - DAVID HAMMONS

Contemporary Art

by Sotheby's

February 26, 2007

New York, NY, USA

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Description: B.1943

40 1/2 by 25 1/2 in.

alternate measurements
102.9 by 64.8 cm.

signed and dated Hammons 03 on the reverse

Kool-Aid and watercolor on paper

Condition Note: Not examined out of frame; whole sheet visible. In good condition aside from slight rippling to sheet. Deckled edges.

We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described in our catalogue. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSION CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.


Acquired directly from the artist


In his mission to articulate the situations of blacks in modern America, Dave Hammons mostly works with found materials he gathers from Harlem streets and lots, leveraging the inherent or assumed cultural properties of these objects to reinforce his message. In the present work, he has modified this strategy by using Kool-Aid, an inexpensive soft drink preparation, as part of the medium.

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