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
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
DescriptionCast resin with pebbles, stones, and shards of ceramic and tiles inside each mask.
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Additional InformationThis 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and to specify which color you would like to purchase.
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