Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Three outdoor works of art by Dennis Oppenheim

Wow what an incredible talent. Here's three outdoor works by Dennis Oppenheim.

"Bus Home" at the Buenaventura Mall Transit Center, Ventura, CA


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"Engagement" which was in Vancouver, Canada


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"Device to Root Out Evil" now at the The Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado.



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*Previously: Oppenheim's "Crystal Mountain."

*Buy books featuring Dennis Oppenheim's art at Amazon.

8 comments:

  1. Device to Root Out Evil also used to be in Vancouver, until a small group of know-nothings lobbied to have it removed, saying it interfered with their harbor views.

    (I’m getting angry all over again.)

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  2. Must have confused "interfered with" with "improved."

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  3. this stuff makes me regret living in such a crappy little town

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  4. Very nice blog, the stuff that you post about is very interesting, keep up the good work !!!

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  5. "Bus Home" is universally hated in Ventura.

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  6. I live in Ventura and I love it... so much for universitallitty...

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  7. Wow, this 'artist' really delivers the one-two punch of incredible art - Not! I can't believe other towns actually bought this crap. I thought Ventura was the only idiot town 'art city' wannabe. It was an artistic town at one time without even trying -- a looooong time ago. This 'bus home' is the joke of the town. It was rusted out and looking like hell only a few years after it was 'created'. Unfortunately they restored it instead of letting it return to the earth. The saddest thing is that when it's raining, everyone waiting for the bus is left soaking wet in the rain -- not only is this thing horrendous looking, it can't even function as shelter. The next sad thing is that the buildings behind it were at one time functioning & beautiful (Barker Brothers Furniture, etc.) but now the roofs are caving in, boarded windows & graffiti'd on. This town needs help from someone with a REAL artistic vision!

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