Lot 416: David Hammons , Untitled
Contemporary Art Day Sale
May 16, 2007
New York, NY, USA
Description: signed enamel on masonite
Executed in 1969.
Â?As an artist, David Hammons expands our definition of the term with his varied and evolving practice. He is a Â?hip junk dealer,Â? sculptor, performer, conceptual artist, environmental sculptor, magician, philosopher, social commentator, draughtsman and griot who positions himself Â?somewhere between Marcel Duchamp, Outsider art and Arte Povera.Â? Like Duchamp and the Dadaists he much admires, his art takes Â?a subordinate place in the supreme movement measured only in terms of life.Â? Indeed, HammonsÂ? work not only comments on a specifically African American version of life, it is physically composed from the material elements of this experience.Â? Â? Kellie Jones (Exh. Cat., New York, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Museum, David Hammons: Rousing the Rubble, 1991, pp. 15 Â? 16)
Private Collection, San Francisco (acquired directly from the artist)
Acquired by the present owner from the above
Dimensions: 36 1/8 by 48 in. 91.8 by 121.9 cm.