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  • 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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Wrestlers II

1979
Cast hydrocal with natural finish and marble base, with green felt underside.
12 x 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 in. (30.5 x 8.6 x 8.6 cm)
With impressed artist's name and date, from the unnumbered edition of 250, published by Brooke Alexander, New York.

Estimate
$500 - 700 

Sold for $563

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Editions Contemporary: Online Auction

Online Auction 13 - 23 October 2020