193. Dennis Oppenheim
Heavy Dog Kiss (1993)
Signed, dated 1993 and numbered 6/8 along the lower edge
Conceived in 1993 and cast 2008
Bronze, steel and concrete blocks, H.183.4
Private collection, the Netherlands, acquired directly from the artist
‘Heavy Dog Kiss’ represents a pet lover’s affection for his/her dog, and sculpture of this edition contains a unique set of objects inside the mask. Casts of animals, both whole and body parts, as well as the subject of kissing, play an important role in Oppenheim’s oeuvre.
* Condition report available upon request