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Tom Otterness

Lovers, 1992

Bronze multiple with silver nitrate patina.
4 2/5 × 4 × 3 1/2 in
11.1 × 10.2 × 8.9 cm
Edition 20/25 + 10AP
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P
Phillips
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Incised with initials, dated `© 92' and numbered 20/25 on the underside (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Artists Space, … Read more
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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Phillips
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Incised with initials, dated `© 92' and numbered 20/25 on the underside (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Artists Space, … Read more
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

Lovers, 1992

Bronze multiple with silver nitrate patina.
4 2/5 × 4 × 3 1/2 in
11.1 × 10.2 × 8.9 cm
Edition 20/25 + 10AP
Bidding closed
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