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Dennis Oppenheim

"Study for: upper cut foam wood books"

Color lithograph limited edition of 150 copies
Year: 1998
Dimension: 104x93 cm
Signed and dated by the artist lower right
Numbered bottom left: 3/150

This "Upper cut" work resembles a wide open mouth revealing art and philosophy books chosen in place of teeth and has some missing teeth perhaps meaning some educational or thinking gaps or deficiencies that everyone brings with them in their perception of the world.

About the artist

Dennis Oppenheim's early artistic practice is an epistemological questioning about the nature of art, the making of art and the definition of art: a meta-art that arose when strategies of the Minimalists were expanded to focus on site and context. As well as an aesthetic agenda, the work progressed from perceptions of the physical properties of the gallery to the social and political context, largely taking the form of permanent public sculpture in the last two decades of a highly prolific career, whose diversity could exasperate his critics. Oppenheim was part of the early generation of Land artists, they pioneered this new form of art in the 1960s, in which the earth itself served as medium. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Oppenheim's early interventions into natural landscape took the form of removal, returning to the ancient sculptural principal of carving, by, in the artist's own words, "taking away rather than adding".

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Donated by
A friend of CESVI

Item #L12038

  • Certificate of authenticity included.
  • In condition as donated.

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