The Melt Goes on Forever: The Art & Times of David Hammons

Directed by Judd Tully, and Harold Crooks
Year: 2023
Country: U.S.
Language: English
English Closed Captions

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.

Featuring eminent artists, curators and critics, a rich trove of archival footage, animation, and an evocative soundscape, THE MELT is a record of the work of an artist who constantly defies the establishment and remains subversive at every turn.

David Hammons

Directed by Judd Tully and Harold Crooks