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Enamel, watercolour, pastel and pencil on paper,signed.titled and dated on the front., 1979, cm 97 x 127

Provenienza
--Galérie Denis René, Paris
- Hans Mayer Gallery, Düsseldorf

Study for Assembly Line (A 0043)

Over forty years ago, in 1969, documentation for the land art project Annual Rings was shown at John Gibson Gallery, New York. In addition to gallery shows at Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, and Galerie Francoise Lambert, Milan, works were included in "When Attitude Becomes Form" in Berne and "Earth Art" at Cornell University, Ithaca-two of nineteen group shows the artist participated in that year. Since the 1960s Oppenheim's works have been included regularly in international group exhibitions, at such venues as the Museum of Modern Art, Centre George Pompidou, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Venice Biennale (1976, 1980 and 2001) and Documenta in Kassel (1972, 1977). Solo exhibitions have included the Tate Gallery, London (1972); the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1979); and the Whitney Museum of American Art (1983, 2003). Major retrospectives were presented at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam (1974); Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam (1976); Musée d'Art Contemporain in Montreal (1978); and P.S.1 in New York (1991). During these four decades Dennis Oppenheim's practice has employed all available methods: writing, action, performance, video, film, photography, and installation (with and without sound or monologue). He has used mechanical and industrial elements, fireworks, common objects and traditional materials, materials of the earth, his own or another's body. He has created works for interior, exterior and public spaces. Rather than acting on an object, however, the artist stated his objective in a recent conversation with Bill Beckley: "You are operating on the operation, not the thing. When you are operating on the operation you have found a way to separate yourself from the things and you operate in a more intangible way." Seminal works include Annual Rings, 1968, almost the definition of site-specific work in which the schemata of annual trees cut in snow is severed by the river forming the boundary between the US and Canada; Reading Position for Second Degree Burn, 1970, in which the artist's body becomes a surface registering the color red over two hours of exposure; Attempt to Raise Hell, 1974, in which a seated figure, a surrogate of the artist, repeatedly lunges forward striking a cast-iron bell; Scan, 1979, a room installation proposed as a model for an underground site in which two skeet machines positioned at opposite corners of a room propel clay disks through a central viewing ring; Digestion. Gypsum Gypsies, 1989, in which deer with flame-emitting antlers seem to pass through a wall and deposit digested wall materials nearby; Device to Root Out Evil, 1997, in which the form of a country church is cantilevered on it's steeple; and Bus Home, 2003, a public transit shelter in which a bus metamorphosizes into a generic home, paralleling the desire of all commuters for a smooth and swift journey. Other public projects completed in 2010 are Journey Home for Grand Rapids; Garden of Evidence for Scottsdale, Arizona; Arriving Home for Chicago; Still Dancing for Toronto; Pathways to Everywhere for Calgary; Radiant Fountain for Houston; and Paintbrush Gateway for Las Vegas. Curators who have appreciated the merits of the work are Willoughby Sharp, Alan Parent, Jean-Christophe Ammann, Alanna Heiss, Germano Celant, Richard Townsend, Robert Storr. and Lorand Hegyi. Writers who have contributed to the comprehension of the work include Stuart Morgan, Tobey Crockett, Tom McEvilley, Germano Celant, Eleanor Heartney and Lisa Le Feurve, Alberto Fiz Dennis Oppenheim lived and worked in New York City from 1968 and also in Springs, East Hampton, since 1985. Amy Plumb began as his assistant in 1977 and became his wife in 1998. He is good friends with his third wife, the sculptor Alice Aycock, and the artists Roger Welch, Bill Beckley and Vito Acconci. His first two children Erik and Kristin-and granddaughter Erin-live in Brooklyn, New York. His third child, Chandra, lives in Maine with her daughter Issa Dennis Oppenheim received a B.F.A. from the School of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California, in 1965, and an M.F.A. from Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, in 1966. He received a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 1969, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in 1974 and 1982, an Excellence in Transportation award from the State of California in 2003, and a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Vancouver Sculpture Biennale

One Artist Exibition :
Mostre personali:
2013
Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, Regno Unito
Museo Pecci Milano, Milano, Italia
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Yorkshire, Regno Unito
2012
Centro de Arte Palacio, "Opere scelte", Murcia, Spagna
Kunst Merano Arte, Merano, Italia
Haines Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA
HaBeer, Beersheba, Israele
2011
Musee d'Art Moderne di Saint-Etienne Metropole, Francia
Eaton Belle Arti, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montreal, Canada
The Carriage House, Gabarron Foundation, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
2010
Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA
Reali Progetti, Indian Wells, California, Stati Uniti d'America
Buschlen Mowatt Galleries, Vancouver BC, Canada
Galleria Fumagalli, Bergamo, Italia
Gallerie d'arte Orler, Venezia, Italia
2009
Museo Marta, Herford, Germania
Scolacium Parco, Catanzaro, Italia
Museo Marca, Catanzarto, Italia
Eaton Fine Art, West Palm Beach, in Florida,
Janos Gat Gallery, New York, New York
2008
Ace Gallery, Beverly Hills, California, USA
4 Cultura Gallery, Seattle, Washington, USA
Edelman Arts, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
Kunstraum Potsdam, "DO Weeks Retrospective," Potsdam, Germania
2007
Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Museum American University, Washington, DC, USA
Montrasio Arte, Milano, Italia
2006
Eaton Fine Art, West Palm Beach, in Florida
Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
Volume!, Roma, Italia
Galerie Pezzo Unico, Parigi, Francia
MOT, Londra, Inghilterra
Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Stati Uniti d'America
The Gallery Arsenal, Central Park , New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
2005
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spagna
MAM Maro Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria
Centro Culturale Bancaixa, Valencia, Spagna
Price Tower Arts Center, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Stati Uniti d'America
Kogart, Budapest, Ungheria
Chiesa di San Paolo, Modena, Italia
Gallerie Arco, Torino, Italia
2004
Kenny Schachter, ROVE, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
White Box, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
Galleries de liceo, Fond Regional d'Art Contemporain de Picardie, Amiens, Francia
Southwestern College, "Disegni di architettura", Chula Vista, California , USA
ASU Art Museum, "corrente alternata", Tempe, Arizona, USA
Museo Fundacion Cristobal Gabarron, Valladolid, Spain
Galerie Heufelder Koos, Monaco di Baviera, Germania
Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spagna
2003
Whitney Museum of Art, New York, New York, USA
Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Stati Uniti d'America
Centre de Cultura, "Sa Nostra", Palma de Mallorca, Spagna
Ierimonti Gallery, Milano, Italia
Eaton Belle Arti, West Palm Beach, in Florida, Stati Uniti d'America
2002
Michael H. Signore Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Stati Uniti d'America
John Gibson Gallery, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
Eaton Belle Arti, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Joseph Helman Gallery, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
2001
Museo Irlandese d'Arte Moderna, Dublino, Irlanda
Guild Hall, East Hampton, Stati Uniti d'America
Joan Guaita, Palma, Spagna
Ludwig Forum fur Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germania
Musee des Beaux-Arts d'Arras, Arras, Francia
Dorfman Projects, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
2000
Grande Arte, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Pezzo Unico, Parigi, Francia
Gallery of Art, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, Stati Uniti d'America
ICAR Foundation, Parigi, Francia
Ace Gallery, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
Joan Guaita, Palma, Spagna
1999
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA
Haines Gallery, San Francsico, California, USA
Joseph Helman Gallery, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
Kunsthalle Hamburg, Amburgo, Germania
Hillwood Art Museum, Brookville, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
1998
Museo de Arte Alvar, Città del Messico, Messico
Galerie Albrecht, Monaco di Baviera, Germania
Velan per l'arte contemporanea, Carignano, Italia
Artcore, Toronto, Canada
Stux Gallery, New York, USA
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Florida, USA
Galapogos Art e Spazio Rappresentazione, Brooklyn, New York
Eaton Belle Arti, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida, USA
Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA
Galerie Albrecht, Monaco di Baviera, Germania
University of Arizona Museum of Art , Tucson, Arizona
1997
Joseph Helman, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
Galerie Anselm Dreher, Berlino, Germania
Stadt Galerie Nordhorn, Nordhorn, Germania
Biennale di Venezia, Pilkington SIV, Marghera / Venezia, Italia
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
Art Museum Helsinki City , Helsinki, Finland
Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, Tusccaloosa, Alabama, Stati Uniti d'America
1996
Centre International d'Arts Visuel, Marsiglia, Francia
Vestsjaellands Kunstmuseum, Soro, Danimarca
Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen, Danimarca
Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, Austin, Texas, USA
Galerie Pro Arte, Freiburg, Germania
Galerie Lucien Durand, Parigi, Francia
Mannheimer Kunstverein , Mannheim, Germany
Rijksmusuem Kroller-Muller, Otterlo, Paesi Bassi
Museum of Art Tweed, Duluth, Minnesota, Stati Uniti d'America
MAMCO, Ginevra, Svizzera
Fundacao de Serralves, Porto, Portogallo
Galerie Eugen Lendl, Graz, Austria
Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Giappone
Masataka Hayakawa Gallery, Tokyo, Giappone
1995
Galerie de la Tour, Amsterdam, Paesi Bassi
Galerie Anselm Dreher, Berlino, Germania
Haines Gallery, San Francisco, California
Galerie Albrecht, Monaco di Baviera, Germania
Ierimonti Gallery, Milano, Italia
Kunstsammlung Tumulka, Munch, Germania
Oliver Art Center, Oakland, California, USA
Butler Institute of Art, Youngstown, Ohio, Stati Uniti d'America
1994
Palau de la Virreina, Barcellona, ​​Spagna
Blum Helman Warehouse, New York, New York, USA
Musee d'Art Moderne de la Communauté Urbaine de Lille, Francia (retrospettiva)
Joseloff Art Gallery, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Galeria Greca, Barcellona, ​​Spagna
Galeria AELE, Madrid, Spagna
Hoyt Institute of Art, New Castle, Pennsylvania, Stati Uniti d'America
1993
Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen, Danimarca
Galerie Albrecht, Monaco di Baviera, Germania
Sala D'Exposicions, Principato di Andorra, Andorra
Blum Helman Gallery, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
Porin Taidesmuseio, Pori, Finland (retrospettiva)
Oulu Taidesmuseo, Oulu, Finlandia (retrospettiva )
Castello Ujazdoski, Varsavia, Polonia (retrospettiva)
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Galerie Renée Ziegler, Zurigo, Svizzera
Margaret Lipworth Fine Art, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Il Workshop Fabric, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
University Art Museum, University of California a Berkeley, California, USA
Progretto, Roma, Italia
1992
Blum Helman Warehouse, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
Università Galleries, State University of Illinois, Normal, Illinois, USA
Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Ace Mostre Contemporaneo, Los Angeles, California, USA
Galerie Marika Malacorda, Ginevra , Svizzera
Galeria Greca, Barcellona, ​​Spagna
Haines Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA
Galerie Tobias Hirschmann, Francoforte, Germania
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA
1991
Galeria Pedro Oliveira, Porto, Portogallo
Landfall Press, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
Galerie Friebe, Lüdenscheid, Germania
Galerie Gastaud, Clermont-Ferrand, Francia
Galerie Thierry Salvador, Parigi, Francia
L'Institute for Contemporary Art, Long Island City, New York , USA
Galerie Berndt + Krips, Koln, Germany
Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1990
Liverpool Gallery, Bruxelles, Belgio
Museo Pierides, Atene, Grecia
John Gibson Gallery, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
Ace Mostre Contemporaneo, Los Angeles, California, USA
Dart Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Galerie Lohrl, Mönchengladbach, Germania Ovest
Galerie Berndt + Krips, Koln, Germania Ovest
Galerie Joachim Becker, Cannes, Francia
Le Chanjour, Nizza, Francia
Galerie Tobias Hirschmann, Francoforte, Germania
1989
Paris Art Center, Parigi, Francia
Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Elisabeth Franck, Knokke, Belgio
John Gibson Gallery, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
Willoughby Sharp, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
Anne Plumb Gallery, New York, New York, USA
Agrifoglio Solomon Gallery, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
Pace MacGill Gallery, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
1988
Galleria 360, Tokyo, Giappone
Anne Plumb Gallery, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
Walker Art Center, Seoul, Corea del Sud
1986
Tolarno Gallerie, South Yarra, Australia,
Laumeier Sculpture Park di St. Louis, Missouri, USA
1985
Sander Gallery, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Alan Brown Gallery, Hartsdale, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
Cavaliere Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Elisabeth Franck Gallery, Knokke, Belgio
1984
Braunstein Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA
Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf, Germania Ovest
Sander Gallery, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea, Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Françoise Lambert, Milano , Italia
Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, USA
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California, USA
ZHTA-MI, Salonicco, Grecia
Centro Arti Visive, Anchorage, Alaska, Stati Uniti d'America
Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israele
1983
Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, Giappone
flusso Ace Gallery, Venice, California, USA
Galerie Schurr, Stoccarda, Germania Ovest
Galerie Eric Franck, Ginevra, Svizzera
Serra di Felice, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, USA
Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Regno Unito
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
1982
Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Rijksmuseum Kroller-Muller, Otterlo, Paesi Bassi
Mills College Gallery, Oakland, California, USA
Galerie Stampa, Basilea, Svizzera
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, Regno Unito
Lewis Johnstone, Londra, Regno Unito
Musee d ' Art et d'Histoire, Ginevra, Svizzera
Olsen Gallery, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
Bonlow Gallery, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Taub Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Università Galleria Fine Art, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, Stati Uniti d'America
1981
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
centro Graduate, The City University of New York, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, Stati Uniti d'America
Galerie Marika Malacordia, Ginevra, Svizzera
Françoise Lambert, Milano, Italia
Lowe Art Museum, Miami, Florida, USA
Richard Hines Gallery, Seattle, Washington, USA
1980
Flusso Ace Gallery, Venice, California, USA
Bruce Gallery, Edinboro State College, Edinboro, Pennsylvania, USA
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomsfield Hills, Michigan, USA
Portland Centro per le Arti Visive, Portland, Oregon, USA
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, Francia
Pasquale TriSole, Napoli, Italia
Musee d'Art et d'Histoire, Ginevra, Svizzera
1979
Kunsthalle Basel, Basilea, Svizzera
Università Gallery, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
John Gibson Gallery, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
The Kitchen Center, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
The Israel Museum, Gerusalemme, Israele
Herron Gallery, Herron Scuola of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Retrospective, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Eels Gallery, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA
Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Parigi, Francia
Northern Illinois University, Dekalb , Illinois, Stati Uniti d'America
Françoise Lambert, Milano, Italia
Kunstverein Stuttgart, Stoccarda, Germania Ovest
Paul Roebeson Center, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, USA
1978
Retrospettiva, Musee d'Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada
Retrospective, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Museum of Art, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
Arti Visive Museo, School of Visual Arts, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
Università Gallery, College di Plattsburg, Plattsburg, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA
1977
ML d'Arc Gallery, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
CARP, Los Angeles, California, USA
H / M Gallery, Bruxelles, Belgio
Galerie Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf, Germania Ovest
John Gibson Gallery, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
Multipli, Inc., New York, New York, USA
University of Rhode Island Gallery, Kingston, Rhode Island, USA
Gallery of Visual Art, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, USA
Fine Arts Gallery, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, Stati Uniti d'America
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Parigi, Francia
1976
MLD'Arc Gallery, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
Framartstudio, Napoli, Italia
Retrospettiva, Museo di Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Paesi Bassi
Bo Alveryd Gallery, Kavlinge, Svezia
1975
Galleria Schema, Firenze, Italia
Galleria Vega, Liegi, Belgio
PJM Auto Gallery, Londra, Regno Unito
Françoise Lambert, Milano, Italia
Oppenheim Studio, Koln, Germania Ovest
John Gibson Gallery, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
Kitchen Center, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
Archives Anthology file, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Galleria Castelli, Milano, Italia
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bruxelles, Belgio
1974
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Paesi Bassi
John Gibson Gallery, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
Oppenheim Studio, Koln, Germania Ovest
Galleria D., Bruxelles, Belgio
Paolo Barrozzi, Milano, Italia
Galleria Forma, Genova, Italia
1973
Sonnabend Gallery, Parigi, Francia
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, New York, USA
Galleria Forma, Genova, Italia
Galleria D., Bruxelles, Belgio
Mayor Gallery, Londra, Regno Unito
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Francisco, California, USA
Rivkin Gallery, Washington, DC, Stati Uniti d'America
1972
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Mathais felds, Parigi, Francia
Tate Gallery, Londra, Regno Unito
L'Attico, Roma, Italia
Galleria D., Bruxelles, Belgio
1971
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Parigi, Francia
Francoise Lambert, Milano, Italia
Harcus Cracovia Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Galleria 20, Amsterdam, Paesi Bassi
1970
Reese Palley, San Francisco, California, Stati Uniti d'America
John Gibson Gallery, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America
Pennsylvania Museum Art, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Lea Ruma, Napoli, Italia
Crossman Gallery, Wisconsin State University, Whitewater, Wisconsin, Stati Uniti d'America
1969
John Gibson Gallery, "Below Zero Progetti," New York, NY, USA
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Galerie Françoise Lambert, Milano, Italia
1968
John Gibson Gallery, New York, New York, Stati Uniti d'America

Dennis* Oppenheim