Profile of an artist: Tom Otterness
Famous for his public art and playful sculptures, but who exactly is this eccentric artist?
Where’s Tom from?
Born in 1952 in Wichita, Kansas. In 1970, he moved to New York to join the Art Students League. He still lives there and his studio is in Brooklyn.
Why is Tom known?
For sculpture, and his distinctive ‘childish style with adult themes’. His works adorn many public places worldwide, in particular in New York.
Artist with Immigrant Family (2007) Photo: Bruce Schwarz
What’s Tom’s most famous works?
Tom Otterness on Broadway
, a series of 25 monumental sculptures
, public artwork and a social allegory on the adult play park
, 100 statues placed around 14th Street New York subway
The Real World on display in Hudson River Park, New York
Where’s Tom been exhibited?
His works are on display around the world, including, The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
When’s Tom next in Monaco?
Right now, for only his second Monaco exhibition and featuring 20 unique sculptures at Marlborough Monaco Gallery. 16 October – 30 November 2012.
Enter the charming world of Tom Otterness
CityOut Directory: Marlborough Monaco Gallery