Robert Lazzarini, American, 1965-
Born: New Jersey
Work Locations: Brooklyn, NY


Object Info

Object: sculpture
Not currently on view
Object ID: 2015.643


Bone meal, pigment, and resin


Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum
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height: 14 in, 35.5600 cm; width: 3 in, 7.6200 cm; depth: 8 in, 20.3200 cm


Modern and Contemporary Art

Extended Info

This work is a distorted sculpture of a skull that is cast of bone meal, pigment, and resin. Most of Lazzarini’s sculptures are created from the same materials as the objects they represent. His sculptures trace their lineage back to 1960s minimalism and to the introduction of phenomenology into the discourse of art. As with “Skull,” Lazzarini creates compound distortions of common objects. Because his works generally do not offer an ideal viewing direction, they challenge perception and what we understand to be the limits of the material world. (Pauli Ochi, Beautiful Decay, September 24, 2013)

Robert Lazzarini was born in 1965 in New Jersey. He graduated with his BFA in 1990 from School of Visual Arts, New York, and he currently lives and works in New York City.