Synopsis

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A striking portrait of a celebrated African-American artist who has steadfastly remained an outlier in the art world but whose work offers an essential commentary on race in the US. 
 
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 paints a full picture of one of the most singular American artists of our time.