Motivated by his curiosity and thirst for adventure, Dennis Oppenheim has explored numerous media, including earthwork, photography, video, sculpture and installation, since he began making art in the mid-Sixties. Early in his career he often used his body as material; in 1970, for example, he lay on the beach in direct sunlight for five hours with a book partially covering his chest to create Reading Position for Second Degree Burn. Oppenheim has exhibited his art at galleries and museums all over the world, such as the Tate in London and both the Whitney and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 1997 his work was included in the Venice Biennale. Born in Electric City, Washington, in 1938, Oppenheim lives and works in New York.
Giorgio Armani’s navy wool and linen blazer, at Armani/5th Avenue, New York; Giorgio Armani.Photographer: Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin
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