Derrick Adams

Self Portrait on Float

Lot Closed

December 14, 09:17 PM GMT


12,000 - 18,000 USD

Lot Details


Derrick Adams


Self Portrait on Float

Signed lower right; executed in 2019; edition 33/50

woodblock, gold leaf, collage

Framed; 43 ½ by 43 ½ by 2 ¼ in. (110.5 by 110.5 by 5.7 cm.)

Courtesy of the artist and Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago

Derrick Adams’ critically admired work spans painting, collage, sculpture, performance, video, and sound installations. His multidisciplinary practice engages the ways in which individuals’ ideals, aspirations, and personae become attached to specific objects, colors, textures, symbols, and ideologies. His work examines questions of how African American experiences intersect with art history, American iconography, and consumerism.

Recent solo exhibitions of Adams’ work include those at The Gallery, Baltimore; Museum of Arts and Design, New York; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver. His work has been included in shows at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; and MoMA PS1, New York.

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