Dennis Oppenheim

Electric City, Washington, 1938 - New York, 2011

Dennis Oppenheim lived and worked in New York for most of his life. A student at the California College of Arts and Crafts with a master’s degree from Stanford University, he developed an eclectic career in which heterogeneous phases succeeded one another. His early works are related to Land Art and later to performance, body art and video creation. In the ‘eighties, he worked with what he called machine pieces and from the ‘nineties on, he focussed on a sculptural line of redefinition of everyday objects, produced on a large scale, thus merging sculpture and architecture.


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