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David Hammons was born in Springfield, Illinois in 1943. He moved to Los Angeles in 1963 attending Chouinard Art Institute (now CalArts) from 1966 ? 1968 and the Otis Art Institute from 1968 ? 1972. In 1974 Hammons settled in New York City.An African-American installation artist, performance artist, and sculptor, Hammons is primarily known for his work in and around New York City during the 1970 s and 80 s. Influenced by Arte Povera, Hammons s work speaks of cultural overtones; employing provocative materials such as elephant dung, chicken parts, strands of hair, and bottles of cheap wine. Centered in the black urban experience, Hammons often uses sarcasm as a means of confronting cultural stereotypes and racial issues. Hammons was the recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship in July 1991.
Number of evaluations: 4
Relevancia Mundo del Arte: 91.25
Relevancia Sociedad: 90.00
Pure Taste indicator: 80.29
Cap-price of an original artwork A4 size: 4,952.11 Euros