Tom Otterness - Saturday@Phillips New York Saturday, December 1, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York

  • Artist Biography

    Tom Otterness

    American • 1952

    American artist Tom Otterness generated considerable controversy in 1977 for his conceptual work Shot Dog Film, notorious for its unblinking violence and unashamed cruelty. The piece established Otterness 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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Two hydrocal casts with marble bases.
Each 8 3/4 x 4 1/8 x 5 in. (22.2 x 10.5 x 12.7 cm).
Each numbered on verso. This work is from an edition of 250.

$1,500 - 2,000 

Sold for $500


1 Dec 2007, 10am & 2pm
New York