Lot 248: s - DAVID HAMMONS
February 26, 2007
New York, NY, USA
40 1/2 by 25 1/2 in.
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.
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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.