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THE MELT GOES ON FOREVER: The Art and Times of David Hammons

A striking portrait of a celebrated African-American art star whose elusive, rule-breaking practice offers an essential commentary on race in America. The Melt Goes On Forever chronicles the singular career of the elusive African-American art star David Hammons from Watts rebellion era ’60s L.A. to global art world prominence today. Hammons’ category-defying practice – rooted in a deep critique of American society and the elite art world – is in the words of one art critic “an invitation to confront the fissures between races” as the artist seeks to go beyond the dominant culture and his own to a new one for the 21st century.

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