Jack and Jill

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  • Provenance

    Jason McCoy Gallery, New York
    Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG, Zurich
    Private Collection (acquired from the above in 1989)

  • Artist Bio

    Tom Otterness

    American • 1952

    In 1977, American sculptor Tom Otterness started to make waves in the art world when he filmed himself shooting his dog to his death. The piece established him as a risk-taking artist, not afraid to push the boundaries of what is socially acceptable.

    Yet the controversial work would eventually haunt him for years, particularly as shows of violence became scarce in an increasingly modern society. Veering off in a diametrically opposite direction, Otterness started working with lost wax and bronze to create public art installations. Often inhabiting parks, center squares and transportation infrastructures, Otterness' sculptures tend towards the comedic. They are cartoonish and cheeky, nodding at art history, pop culture, capitalism, greed and satire. To date, Otterness is one of the most successful public artists world-wide.

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Jack and Jill

incised with the artist’s signature, number and date “OTTERNESS 1/3 1985” on the reverse of the trousers
bronze
27 x 39 x 19 in. (68.6 x 99.1 x 48.3 cm.)
Executed in 1985, this work is number 1 from an edition of 3.

Estimate
$60,000 - 80,000 

sold for $75,000

Contact Specialist
Rebekah Bowling
Head of Day Sale, Afternoon Session
New York
+ 1 212 940 1250
rbowling@phillips.com

20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale Afternoon Session

New York Auction 15 May | On View at 450 Park Avenue