Tom Otterness, ‘Sphere Holding Cube’, 2014, Sculpture, Stainless steel and limestone, Phillips
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Tom Otterness

Sphere Holding Cube, 2014

Stainless steel and limestone
26 × 24 1/2 × 22 in
66 × 62.2 × 55.9 cm
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Executed in 2014, this work is unique.

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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, ‘Sphere Holding Cube’, 2014, Sculpture, Stainless steel and limestone, Phillips
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Phillips

Executed in 2014, this work is unique.

Medium
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

Sphere Holding Cube, 2014

Stainless steel and limestone
26 × 24 1/2 × 22 in
66 × 62.2 × 55.9 cm
Bidding closed
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