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David Hammons (born 1943) is a sculptor, installation and performance African American artist from Springfield IL in the 1960's
David Hammons (born 1943) is a sculptor, installation and performance African American artist from Springfield IL in the 1960’s

Hammons yaard – Bliz-aard Ball Sale (1983), a performance piece in which Hammons situates himself alongside street vendors in downtown Manhattan in order to sell snowballs which are priced according to size.

About feature image:                                                                                                           David Hammons, “How Ya Like Me Now?,” 1988 (Photo: John Kennard)

David Hammons’s 1988 billboard-sized portrait of Jesse Jackson, the African-American civil rights activist and 1984 and ’88 Democratic presidential candidate, turns him caucasian, blonde and blue-eyed. The title, “How Ya Like Me Now?” (from the title of Kool Moe Dee’s 1987 rap) is scrawled across the painting’s bottom—defiantly questioning how race colors people’s opinions.

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