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  • Provenance

    The Artist
    Marlborough Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2014

  • Exhibited

    New York, Marlborough Gallery, Tom Otterness: Creation Myth, October 22 - November 25, 2014, p. 22 (illustrated)

  • 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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Sphere Holding Cube

stainless steel and limestone
26 x 24 1/2 x 22 in. (66 x 62.2 x 55.9 cm.)
Executed in 2014, this work is unique.

Estimate
$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $100,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

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