David Hammons (born 1943)
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Born in Springfield, Illinois, David Hammons is an African American artist who is well known for his works around New York in the 1970's and 1980's. Hammons went to Chouinard Art Institute in 1966-1968 (known as CalArts today) and Otis Art Institute 1968-1972. Most of Hammons’s works reflect the African American civil rights and black power movement. His practice on with a variety of mediums and styles, as well as his collaborative works with other provocative and influential artists, have made his art prolific and not limited to a single style and direction. Hammons' “African-American Flag” is part of the permanent collection of the New York's Museum of Modern Art. He also has art works in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Hirshorn sculpture museum in Washington DC, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, The Tate, London, and the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris.