RIP Dennis Oppenheim

Annual Rings 1968

Earth artist Dennis Oppenheim (1938-2011) has passed into the great sculpture park in the sky. One of the icons of the 1970s NY art world, his oeuvre included body art, conceptual art, ‘machine peices’, drawings, pop art, and most recently, public art. But I will always appreciate him best for his delicate, at times fleetingly ephemeral, approach to earthworks that still resonates with me. NYT obit.

Dennis Oppenheim, Whirlpool, 1973

Dennis Oppenheim, Whirlpool (Eye of the Storm) 1973

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