YARDBIRD SUITE: Hammons 93

Williamstown, Massachusetts: Williams College Museum of Art, 1994. First Edition. Wraps. This catalogue documents the solo exhibition organized by the Williams College Museum of Art, which later appeared at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. "Hammons is an improvisational interloper. He arrived on site without a precise plan but ready to work within the college’s institutions and natural surroundings. Installed in the museum, Yardbird Suite, 1993, consisted of saplings and young trees, formerly piled by the side of a road, that Hammons replanted in cement. Sitting in compound containers, rusty pails, and cardboard cartons, they formed a leafless, wintery grove. Five boom boxes suspended high in the branches played the music of Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, and Thelonius Monk. The trees and the music reminded us that the roots of black culture are both rural and urban" (Patricia C. Phillips, Artforum). Quarto: 72 p. with numerous illustrations (some color). Original pictorial paper wrappers. Near fine. Near fine. Item #76683

Price: $750.00

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