David Hammons, Untitled 2008-14. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging, courtesy Mnuchin Gallery.
David Hammons, the influential and elusive contemporary artist, is having his first Los Angeles solo show in 45 years at Hauser & Wirth‘s cavernous gallery space in the city this May.
The show is a return of sorts for Hammons, who was born in Springfield, Illinois, but moved to Los Angeles in 1963, at the age of 20. He lived there for a little over a decade before moving to New York, where he now lives and works.
Exhibitions of work by the artist—who became famous for his sculptures made of detritus and found objects like chicken bones, bottle caps, empty liquor bottles, and basketball hoops—are regarded as an event because he stages them so rarely. Hauser & Wirth’s show will be held from May 18 to August 10.
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