Dennis Oppenheim, Tempest in a Teacup sculpture
Rolled steel tube, perforated steel and sandblasted glass.
Dennis Oppenheim was born in Electric City, Washington in 1938. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California in 1964, in 1966 he moved to New York. Oppenheim was part of the conceptual art movement, his early work was associated both with performance/body art and the early earthworks/land art movement. Oppenheim became friends with Vito Acconci
in 1968. He was recognised for Lifetime Achievement at the Vancouver Sculpture Biennale in 2007.
Dennis Oppenheim died in 2011.