Exhibitions/ Art Object

Phat Free

Artist:
David Hammons (American, born 1943)
Date:
1995/1999
Medium:
Single-channel digital video, transferred from video tape, color, sound, 5 min., 4 sec.
Classification:
Variable Media
Credit Line:
Purchase, Alfred Stieglitz Society Gifts, 2003
Accession Number:
2003.269
Not on view
Part shaman, part huckster, Hammons has sold snowballs on an uptown sidewalk; created elegant, slightly less ephemeral sculpture from chicken bones and human hair gathered from a Harlem barbershop; and exhibited a billboard portrait of Jesse Jackson in whiteface outside the 1990 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Both raucous and haunting, Phat Free is the artist's only video.
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