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Derrick Adams

The latest development in Adams' soaring career is that he has just signed with the powerhouse gallery Gagosian. This is a huge leap in recognition that will bring exciting opportunities in the coming years.

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“I’m particularly interested in the way that Derrick approaches representations of Black life, thinking about it in relation to the culture in a way that is expansive.”
Antwaun Sargent, a director at Gagosian

The next show will open in April where the Baltimore Museum of Art will host The Culture: Hip Hop and contemporary art in the 21st Century. Adams will be in good company as he will exhibit alongside gallery favourites Basquiat, Nina Chanel Abney and José Parlá.

Why is Derrick Adams right for you?

Adams' works are in high demand and fetch high prices at auctions, making them a potentially lucrative investment. Adams' work is popular among art collectors and enthusiasts, further driving demand for his pieces.

Latest auction result
$215,900
Style Variation 4, 2018

Estimated to sell between $50,000 - $70,000, this large original, executed in 2018, smashed the estimates and sold for $215,900.

Just shy of Adams' auction record in 2021, this is a fantastic result.


Phillips, New York - March 2023

Record auction result:
$250,000
Figures in the Urban Landscape 31, 2019

Originally shown at The Ins and Outs: Figures in the Urban Landscapes at Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago in 2019. This body of work explores the legacy of perseverance in the Black community and navigating life in an urban context.

The estimated price of $100,000 - $150,000 was overshadowed by the incredible result of $250,000.

Christie's New York - March 2021

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Style Variation 3 (High Top)
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Derrick Adams
Style Variation 3 (High Top)
£4,500
Interior Life (Man) - HC
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Derrick Adams
Interior Life (Man) - HC
£3,995
Good Luck Charm
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Good Luck Charm
£5,500
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How I Spent My Summer
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Derrick Adams
How I Spent My Summer
£5,500
How I Spent My Summer
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Derrick Adams
How I Spent My Summer
£5,500

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The artist with a social conscious.

"I feel more than ever that it is essential for artists to make work that celebrates Black culture. As a Black man, I am aware of my vulnerability and susceptibility to trauma and oppression on a daily basis."

- Derrick Adams

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