This is the first exhibition of new work by David Hammons (b. 1943, Springfield, Illinois) since his 2007 installation at L&M Arts, New York.
Hammons studied in Los Angeles at the Chouinard Art Institute and the Otis Art Institute at Parsons School of Design before settling in New York in 1974. In addition to site-specific, public performances and installations, the artist has been exhibited worldwide; in the last decade at: L&M Arts, New York (2007); Hauser & Wirth (2003); White Cube, London (2002); ACE Gallery, New York (2002); Gallery Shimada, Yamaguchi, Japan (2001); and Museo Reina Maria Sophia, Madrid (2000). A retrospective titled “David Hammons: Rousing the Rubble” was organized by MoMA P.S.1 in 1991. The artist currently lives and works in New York City.
Hammons’ work is collected by major public and private institutions internationally, among them: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge; Glenstone, Potomac; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; SMAK, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent; Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris; Francois Pinault Foundation, Venice; and Tate Britain, London.