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David Hammons: Bliz-aard Ball Sale
theory & essays
Filipovic, Elena
Afterall Books
London
Northern America
160 p.
15.2 x 20.3 cm
CMU 700.8 HAMM 2017
ISBN978-1846381867
2017

On a rug a number of balls formed out of clean white snow are placed very orderly in relation to their size. One of them David Hammons holds in his hand. The others are in front of him displayed for sale on the ground. This performance was staged in 1983 in New York on a corner of Cooper Square amongst other street sellers. Elena Filipovic gathers material documenting this iconic piece, part of an oeuvre that has only recently become well known. She places Hammon’s work, purposefully elusive and hard to grasp, in the context of his critique of questions of race in the United States and in the mechanisms of the Art World.


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