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Tony Oursler (B. 1957)
Tony Oursler (B. 1957)

MMPI Test Dummy No.2

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Tony Oursler (B. 1957)
MMPI Test Dummy No.2
cloth, metal, video projection
75 x 25 x 36in. (192 x 63 x 100cm.)
Executed in 1994
Literature
J. Bumpus,'Tony Oursler', Contemporary Visual Art, no. 15, pp.39-43 (illustrated p.42).
J. Decter, exhibition review, Artforum, Feb.1995, p.89.
M. Herbert, 'Project yourself onto this', Dazed and Confused, April 1996, pp.102-104 (illustrated p.102).
Exhibited
London, Lisson Gallery, 'Tony Oursler' ,1994.
London, The Saatchi Gallery, 'Young Americans, New American Art in the Saatchi Collection', Jan.-May 1996 (illustrated in the catalogue in colour). Tokyo, Tokyo Museum of Photography, 'Electronically Yours', June-Aug. 1998.
Frankfurt am Main, Portikus, 'Tony Oursler, Dummies, Clouds, Organs, Flowers, Watercolours, Videotapes, Alters, Performances and Dolls', 1995 (illustrated in colour in the catalogue, p. 26). This exhibition travelled to Strasbourg, Les Muses de la Ville de Strasbourg; Geneva, Centre d'Art Contemporain; Eindhoven, Stedelijk Van Abbe Museum.

Lot Essay

"Our culture is obsessed with the whole horror-sex-violence thing. It's a weird form of refinement like bonsai. We love to watch it, and I'm obsessed by the fact that we love to watch it." (Tony Oursler, 'In the Green Room", Parkett, no. 47, 1996, p. 22)
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