PUBLISHER
The Drawing Center

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 6 x 9 in. / 136 pgs / 32 color / 18 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2021

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9780942324419 TRADE
List Price: $28.00 CDN $38.00

AVAILABILITY
Out of stock

BROWSE THE 2021 SPRING CATALOG

Preview our SPRING 2021 catalog, featuring more than 400 new books on art, photography, design, architecture, film, music and visual culture.

  

THE DRAWING CENTER

David Hammons: Body Prints, 1968–1979

Introduction by Laura Hoptman. Conversation by Linda Goode Bryant and Senga Nengudi. Photo essay by Bruce W. Talamon.

On Hammons' seminal series that ingeniously merged print and performance, celebration and critique

The first book dedicated to these pivotal early works on paper, David Hammons: Body Prints, 1968–1979 brings together the monoprints and collages in which the artist used the body as both a drawing tool and printing plate to explore performative, unconventional forms of image making. Hammons created the body prints by greasing his own body—or that of another person—with substances including margarine and baby oil, pressing or rolling body parts against paper, and sprinkling the surface with charcoal and powdered pigment. The resulting impressions are intimately direct indexes of faces, skin, and hair that exist somewhere between spectral portraits and physical traces. Hammons’ body prints represent the origin of his artistic language, one that has developed over a long and continuing career and that emphasizes both the artifacts and subjects of contemporary Black life in the United States.
More than a half century after they were made, these early works on paper exemplify Hammons’ celebration of the sacredness of objects touched or made by the Black body, and his biting critique of racial oppression. The 32 body prints highlighted in this volume introduce the major themes of a 50-year career that has become central to the history of postwar American art. The book features a conversation between curator and activist Linda Goode Bryant and artist Senga Nengudi, as well as a photo essay by photographer Bruce W. Talamon, who documented Hammons at work in his Los Angeles studio in 1974.
Born in 1943 in Springfield, Illinois, David Hammons moved to Los Angeles in 1963 at the age of 20 and began making his body prints several years later. He studied at Otis Art Institute with Charles White and became part of a younger generation of Black avant-garde artists loosely associated with the Black Arts Movement. He moved to New York in 1978.


David Hammons: Body Prints, 1968–1979

STATUS: Out of stock

Temporarily out of stock pending additional inventory.

DAVID HAMMONS MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

David Hammons: Body Prints, 1968–1979

DAVID HAMMONS: BODY PRINTS, 1968–1979

Introduction by Laura Hoptman. Conversation by Linda Goode Bryant and Senga Nengudi. Photo essay by Bruce W. Talamon.

THE DRAWING CENTER

ISBN: 9780942324419
USD $28.00
| CAN $38

Pub Date: 3/30/2021
Active | Out of stock


David Hammons/Yves Klein Yves Klein/David Hammons

DAVID HAMMONS/YVES KLEIN YVES KLEIN/DAVID HAMMONS

ASPEN ART PRESS

ISBN: 9780934324656
USD $55.00
| CAN $72.5 UK £ 50

Pub Date: 10/31/2014
Active | In stock



print icon





ARTBOOK LOGO
 
 

the art world's source for books on art & culture

  

CUSTOMER SERVICE
orders@artbook.com
212 627 1999
M-F 9-5 EST

TRADE ACCOUNTS

800 338 2665

CONTACT

JOBS + INTERNSHIPS

NEW YORK
Showroom by Appointment Only
75 Broad Street, Suite 630
New York NY 10004
Tel   212 627 1999

LOS ANGELES
Showroom by Appointment Only
818 S. Broadway, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Tel. 323 969 8985

ARTBOOK LLC
D.A.P. | Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.


All site content Copyright C 2000-2017 by Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. and the respective publishers, authors, artists. For reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders.

ARTBOOK AMPERSAT

The D.A.P. Catalog
www.artbook.com