Tom Otterness, ‘Big Penny’, 1990, Alpha 137 Gallery
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Tom Otterness

Big Penny, 1990

Cast Bronze. Signed. Numbered with Foundry Mark
3 × 2 7/8 × 2 7/8 in
7.6 × 7.3 × 7.3 cm
Edition 72/1000
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$3,000
Ships from New York, NY, US
Shipping: $80 domestic, $195 rest of world
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Alpha 137 Gallery

Rare cast bronze two sided signed and numbered "Big Penny" is based on the artist's …

Medium
Condition
Very good condition; natural aging of bronze
Signature
Artist's Incised name and date; numbered from the limited edition of 1000; bears Tallix Foundry chop mark.
Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
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Manufacturer
Tallix Foundry and Tom Otterness
Tom Otterness
American, b. 1952
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Since the 1970s, Tom Otterness has been populating public spaces with his impish human and animal sculptures, through which he gently lampoons American society. Disarmingly cute and cartoonish, and underpinned by art history, popular culture, and a democratic vision, his characters mock societal groups. “The artwork itself has five character types: blue collar workers, white collar workers, cops, […] radicals, […] and […] rich people,” he says. “And I take those five classes and […] make scenarios out of them.” Otterness uses the “lost wax” process to cast his bronze figures, which range from monumental to palm-sized. He explores class, money, race, and sex in his works, putting these fraught topics into the public sphere to spark conversation.

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Rare cast bronze two sided signed and numbered "Big Penny" is based on the artist's iconic public sculpture - one of which is at the Broad Museum. A wonderful, whimsical work. Unlike a real US penny, this one has two tails and no heads - a social commentary! Base included. Bronze cast at the famous …

Medium
Condition
Very good condition; natural aging of bronze
Signature
Artist's Incised name and date; numbered from the limited edition of 1000; bears Tallix Foundry chop mark.
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Manufacturer
Tallix Foundry and Tom Otterness
Tom Otterness
American, b. 1952
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Since the 1970s, Tom Otterness has been populating public spaces with his impish human and animal sculptures, through which he gently lampoons American society. Disarmingly cute and cartoonish, and underpinned by art history, popular culture, and a democratic vision, his characters mock societal groups. “The artwork itself has five character types: blue collar workers, white collar workers, cops, […] radicals, […] and […] rich people,” he says. “And I take those five classes and […] make scenarios out of them.” Otterness uses the “lost wax” process to cast his bronze figures, which range from monumental to palm-sized. He explores class, money, race, and sex in his works, putting these fraught topics into the public sphere to spark conversation.

Tom Otterness

Big Penny, 1990

Cast Bronze. Signed. Numbered with Foundry Mark
3 × 2 7/8 × 2 7/8 in
7.6 × 7.3 × 7.3 cm
Edition 72/1000
.
$3,000
Ships from New York, NY, US
Shipping: $80 domestic, $195 rest of world
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
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