David Hammons, Spade, 1972
Silkscreen print framed, 80.6 cm x 64.1 cm
Collections of Eileen Harris-Norton and Peter Norton, Santa Monica

David Hammons is a pioneer of the California assemblage art movement “whose career is one of the most stimulating and influential of the last four decades. Although he is best known for his ephemeral objects and short-term installations, often on themes related to African-American life, his early work took the more concrete form of one-of-a-kind prints based on impressions he made of his own body.” Read more at the New York Times.

“L.A. Object and David Hammons Body Prints” continues at the Tilton Gallery, 8 East 76th Street, Manhattan, (212) 737-2221, through Nov. 22.