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American artist Dennis Oppenheim (1938-2011) was a conceptual performance artist, earth artist, and sculptor who challenged the man-made, temporal and political boundaries by which we live; during the eighties the artist employed hybrid designs composed of machine parts and architecture as a metaphor for the artistic process.

Oppenheim moved to New York in 1966, and began his career as a performance artist, documenting his works with film and video. By the mid-eighties he was transforming found objects into sculpture, and after the mid-nineties he increased the scale of his work to include permanent, site-specific sculptural installations.

Recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship as well as the National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Grant, Oppenheim was also included in the 1997 Venice Biennale.

SELECTED MUSEUM COLLECTIONS:
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Fattoria di Celle, Pistoia, Italy
Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York,
Mot, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland
Tate Gallery, London, England
Tel Aviv Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

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Publication: Dennis Oppenheim, Dessins, by Barbara Rose 1992, page 59, Editions de la Différence (reproduced)
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  • Private Collection: EU
  • Pickup Location: Belgium
  • Shipping Dimensions: 50 x 38.8 in. (127 x 98.55 cm.)
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