Davi Det Hompson

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  • Some People Have Funny Ideas        Davi Det Hompson        Books        $75.00
  • An International Cyclopedia of Plans and Occurrences        Davi Det Hompson        Books / Catalogs        $150.00
  • Jeg er Faret Vild.        Davi Det Hompson        Posters        $50.00
  • Moving - Sleeping        Davi Det Hompson        Books        $200.00
  • Assembling        Assembling        Periodicals        $150.00
  • Bound and Unbound Poster        Davi Det Hompson        Posters / Out of Print Ephemera        $30.00
  • I Would Recommend…        Davi Det Hompson        Books / Out of Print Books        $350.00
  • Just Out of Reach        Davi Det Hompson        Books / Catalogs        $15.00
  • 15,        Davi Det Hompson                $450.00
  • Coping        Davi Det Hompson                $30.00
  • Flat Ground        Davi Det Hompson        Books        $15.00
  • Masking        Davi Det Hompson        Books / Artists’ Books        $50.00
  • 1 ( a , b ) 18        Davi Det Hompson        Books        $250.00
  • Wait        Davi Det Hompson                $1.00

Davi Det Hompson (1939-1996) is an American artist noted for his connection to the Fluxus movement. In posters, pamphlets, artists’ books, mail art and other constructions Hompson returned frequently to text as a visual form. Offering vivid snippets of language that feel partial or overheard, he presents conversational exchanges in large-sized and blocky format so that the descriptions of the scene stand in for the images themselves. His self-appointed artist name (Born David E. Thompson) was likewise an engagement with the meaning and structures attached to language.

Included here are a selection of self-published booklets, gallery catalogs for mail art exhibitions, scripts to a lecture/performance given by the artist, and other book works. A boxed set of 15 staple-bound pamphlets created between the years 1976-80 include his works “Understand, This is only Temporary” (a booklet of eight observations about the booklet), “The words will have been typed simply because typing words is what I do” (a cyclic dialogue between Hompson and an expected visitor), and “11.” (a sunday drive through the American landscape of oil, sugar, advertising and TV).

Flat Ground, a three part series of film scripts of various formats and bound together with a clip include Part One: (Up that charmed tree), Part Two: (Shaking the limbs), Part Three: (Back on Solid Ground). The first script describes the male and female leads as well as the setting. The second script is merely pages filled with patterns of scribbles. The third script describes a a brief encounter with the leads in a precarious situation.

Plus other silk-screen posters and pamphlets, and a contribution to Second Assembling!

  1. Davi Det Hompson
    Some People Have Funny Ideas
    Richmond, VA: Davi Det Hompson, 1978
    size unknown
  2. Davi Det Hompson
    An International Cyclopedia of Plans and Occurrences
    Richmond, VA: Anderson Gallery and Virginia Commonwealth, 1973
    size unknown
  3. Davi Det Hompson
    Bound and Unbound Poster
    New York: Bound & Unbound, 1991
  4. Davi Det Hompson
    I Would Recommend…
    Bloomington, IN: David E. Thompson, 1966
  5. Davi Det Hompson
    Moving - Sleeping
    Richmond, VA: Davi Det Hompson, 1981
    size unknown
  6. Davi Det Hompson
    Jeg er Faret Vild.
    Richmond, VA: Davi Det Hompson
    size unknown
    Out of stock
  7. Davi Det Hompson
    Just Out of Reach
    New York: D. Hompson, 1999
  8. Assembling
    Brooklyn, NY: Assembling Press, 1971
    Out of stock
  9. Davi Det Hompson
    Richmond, VA: Davi Det Hompson, 1980
  10. Davi Det Hompson
    1 ( a , b ) 18
    Kansas City, MO: Davi Det Hompson, 1980
    size unknown
    Out of stock
  11. Davi Det Hompson
    Providence, RI: 1992
    Out of stock
  12. Davi Det Hompson

    Out of stock
  13. Davi Det Hompson
    Flat Ground
    Richmond, VA: Davi Det Hompson, 1980
    size unknown
    Out of stock
  14. Davi Det Hompson
    Richmond, VA: 1981
    Out of stock
Last updated 4/23/2015