デイヴィッド・ハモンズ David HAMMONS


Born 1943 in Illinois, USA, David Hammons currently resides in New York City. He graduated from Chouinard Art Institute (now California Institute of the Arts) in 1968. Thereafter, he took evening classes with artist and activist Charles White at the Otis College of Art until 1972. Since the 1960s, he has drawn upon his identity as an African American to challenge the white-dominated art world and oppression of people based on race, employing a variety of media and techniques to produce prints, drawings, paintings, performances, video, and found-object sculptures that question the role of artists and the value of art beyond such social stereotypes. He moved to New York City in 1974.