Tom Otterness - Evening & Day Editions New York Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Untitled (14th Street):
    Marlborough Gallery, Inc., New York

  • Exhibited

    Untitled (14th Street):
    Tom Otterness -Contemporary Gallery, Nassau County Museum of Art, New York, May 30 - Auguest 4, 2002
    Collector's Show & Sale, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, December 1, 2000 - January 1, 2001

  • 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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Cone Figure; and Untitled (14th street)

2001 and 1996
Bronze sculpture, also with drawing in ink and pencil, on wove paper, the full sheet,
sculpture 5 1/2 x 3 1/8 x 2 1/4 in. (14 x 7.9 x 5.7 cm)
drawing S. 12 x 8 7/8 in. (30.5 x 22.5 cm)

the sculpture incised with initials, dated `2000' and numbered 9/9 on the underside of the dress, the drawing signed and dated `1996' in pencil, framed.

$10,000 - 15,000 

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Evening & Day Editions

New York Auctions 21 April 2015