Tom Otterness, ‘Kings Parade-Konig's Haus bookends, pair’, 1984, Wright
Tom Otterness, ‘Kings Parade-Konig's Haus bookends, pair’, 1984, Wright
Tom Otterness, ‘Kings Parade-Konig's Haus bookends, pair’, 1984, Wright
Tom Otterness, ‘Kings Parade-Konig's Haus bookends, pair’, 1984, Wright

These works are number 20 from the edition of 50.

Signature: Cast signature to reverse of each element 'Otterness 1984' with marks 'T.O. 20/50'. Signed with cast manufacturer's mark to reverse of one example 'Aus Dem Fries Kings Parade-Konig's Haus Koln Eckhaust Ehrentrasse/Albertusstrasse Buchhandlung Walther. Konig'.

About Tom Otterness

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.

American, b. 1952, Wichita, Kansas, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows

2017
Marlborough Gallery, New York,

Fair History on Artsy

2014
Marlborough Gallery at The Armory Show 2014
2014
Marlborough Gallery at ARCO Madrid 2014
2013
Marlborough Gallery at Contemporary Istanbul 2013