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 ...

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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.

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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

Heavy Dog Kiss, 2000

Dennis Oppenheim

Sculpture
Size Price
18.50" x 11.75" x 8.50" $4,200
Edition of 30

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Description

Cast resin with pebbles, stones, and shards of ceramic and tiles inside each mask.

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Additional Information

This work is available in two colors: one edition of 30 of a jade green dog with an amber mask and one edition of 30 of a black dog with a clear mask. Please email service@artspace.com for more details and to specify which color you would like to purchase.

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