Apr 06, 2017 - Sale 2442

Sale 2442 - Lot 101

Price Realized: $ 161,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 60,000 - $ 90,000
Untitled (Body Print).

Pigment and graphite on wove paper, circa 1975-77. 660x533 mm; 26x21 inches.

Provenance: acquired directly from the artist, Los Angeles (circa 1975-78); private collection, Rochester, New York.

A wonderful example of Hammons's mid-1970s body prints, this colorful work on paper includes three impressions of the artist's face. This dense composition is extensively hand colored with pigments and covered with numerous designs drawn in graphite. A similarly hand colored 1977 body print was sold at Swann Galleries on February 23, 2010. Several similar body prints, including other unsigned impressions, were recently exhibited in the 2014 exhibition David Hammons Yves Klein/ Yves Klein David Hammons at the Aspen Art Museum, curated by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson. Jacobson/Ottmann/Vergne/Sirmans pp. 152-55.