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Heavy Dog Kiss, 2000 - Dennis Oppenheim
About the Work
About Heavy Dog Kiss
Heavy Dog Kiss is a first edition multiple commissioned exclusively by the Whitney Museum of American Art. The dog and the mask are made of cast resin, and each multiple contains a unique set of found objects inside the mask ...Read More
Heavy Dog Kiss is a first edition multiple commissioned exclusively by the Whitney Museum of American Art. The dog and the mask are made of cast resin, and each multiple contains a unique set of found objects inside the mask. Famous for his Conceptual work, his body art, and his earthworks, Dennis Oppenheim turned to smaller sculpture toward the end of his career. Casts of animals, both whole and body parts, as well as the subject of kissing, show up elsewhere in Oppenheim's œ“uvre.Read Less
About the Artist
About Dennis Oppenheim
Dennis Oppenheim first gained recognition for his Conceptual work in the 1960s and '70s, making Earth and body art, videos and performance pieces. An early ...Read More
Dennis Oppenheim first gained recognition for his Conceptual work in the 1960s and '70s, making Earth and body art, videos and performance pieces. An early practitioner of body art, Oppenheim often utilized his body as an art form, favoring brief, performative pieces over durable mediums such as painting or sculpture. As his career progressed, Oppenheim gave up body art in favor of large-scale, Conceptual sculpture and land art or earthworks. Inspired by architectural forms and grandiosity, his sculptures often incorporated moving industrial parts, casts of animals, uprooted buildings, water effects, and even fireworks.
Some of his famous large-scale, ephemeral outdoor projects included abstract formations carved in wheat fields, a gargantuan white square composed of salt, and an enormous pile of dirt with embedded wooden steps. Toward the end of his career, Oppenheim focused on making objects, installations, and public sculpture. The artist's sculptures were even commissioned for the 1988 Summer Olympics in Korea. Oppenheim died in 2011, and he is considered a pioneer in earthworks and Conceptual art.Read Less
Cast resin with pebbles, stones, and shards of ceramic and tiles inside each mask.
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