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Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor at The Museum of Modern Art, October 04, 2014 – January 18, 2015

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Robert Gober (American, born 1954), Front: X Pipe Playpen, 2013-14, Wood and bronze, 26 1/8 × 55 × 55″ (66.4 × 139.7 × 139.7 cm). Collection the artist. Back: Untitled, 1975, Oil on board, Oil on board 16 × 18 3/4″ (40.6 × 47.6 cm). Collection the artist.

Front: Untitled Leg, 1989-90, Beeswax, cotton, wood, leather, and human hair, 11 3/8 x 7 3/4 x 20″ (28.9 x 19.7 x 50.8 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Gift of the Dannheisser Foundation. Back: Untitled Closet, 1989, Wood, plaster, enamel paint, 84 x 52 x 28″ (213.4 x 132.1 x 71.1 cm). Private collection.

Untitled Leg, 1989-90, Beeswax, cotton, wood, leather, and human hair 11 3/8 x 7 3/4 x 20″ (28.9 x 19.7 x 50.8 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Gift of the Dannheisser Foundation.

Untitled, 1984, Plaster, wood, wire lath, aluminum, watercolor, semi-gloss enamel paint, 28 x 33 x 22 1/2″ (71.1 x 83.8 x 57.2 cm). Rubell Family Collection.

Two Partially Buried Sinks, 1986-87, Cast iron and enamel paint, Right: 39 x 25 1/2 x 2 1/2″ (99.1 x 64.8 x 6.4 cm); Left: 39 x 24 1/2 x 2 3/4″ (99.1 x 62.2 x 7 cm). Private collection.

Untitled, 1989-1996, Silk satin, muslin, linen, tulle, welded steel, hand-printed silkscreen on paper, cast hydrostone plaster, vinyl acrylic paint, ink, and graphite, dimensions variable, approximately 800 square feet installed. The Art Institute of Chicago, restricted gift of Stefan T. Edlis and H. Gael Neeson Foundation; through prior gifts of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Starrels and Fowler McCormick.

Untitled, 1989, Cast pewter, acid free hand-cut paper, graphite, dough, synthetic resin, and hand-printed silkscreen on paper, dimensions variable. D.Daskalopoulos Collection.

Wallpaper: Forest, 1991, Hand-printed silkscreen on paper, 180 × 124″ (457.2 × 315 cm). Legs: Untitled, 1991, Wood, beeswax, leather, fabric, and human hair, 13 1/4 x 16 1/2 x 46 1/8″ (33.6 x 41.9 x 117.2 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Werner and Elaine Dannheisser Courtesy the artist.

Untitled, 1991, Wood, beeswax, leather shoe, cotton fabric, human hair, and steel, 12 1/2 x 35 1/2 x 9 1/4″ (31.8 x 90.2 x 23.5 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Robert and Meryl Meltzer, Anna Marie and Robert F. Shapiro, The Norman and Rosita Winston Foundation Inc. Funds, The Millstream Fund, and Jerry I. Speyer Fund.

Wallpaper: Untitled, 1979-2009, Hand-printed silkscreen on paper, 125 1/2 × 51″ (318.8 × 129.5 cm), split across two panels. Courtesy the artist. Chair with Pipe, 1994-95, Wood, bronze, plastic, printed cotton fabric, paint, 32 1/2 × 30 × 71″ (82.6 × 76.2 × 180.3 cm). Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation, permanent loan to the Öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel.

Untitled, 2008, Cast gypsum polymer, 14 1/2 × 10 3/4 × 6″ (36.8 × 27.3 × 15.2 cm). Collection the artist.

Front: Prayers are Answered, 1980-81, Plywood, wire lath, cement, plasters, tar, roof paper, oil paint, Masonite, casting stone, brass, casters, fresco pigment, 60 × 32 × 52″ (152.4 × 81.3 × 132.1 cm). Collection the artist. Back: Untitled, 2012, Plaster, beeswax, human hair, epoxy putty, enamel paint, 57 × 38 1/2 × 11″ (144.8 × 97.8 × 27.9 cm). Kravis Collection.

Prayers are Answered, 1980-81, Plywood, wire lath, cement, plasters, tar, roof paper, oil paint, Masonite, casting stone, brass, casters, fresco pigment, 60 × 32 × 52″ (152.4 × 81.3 × 132.1 cm). Collection the artist.

Leg with Anchor, 2008, Forged iron and steel, beeswax, cotton, leather, human hair, 28 × 18 × 20″ (71.1 × 45.7 × 50.8 cm). Glenstone.

Untitled Door and Door Frame, 1987-88, Wood, enamel paint Door: 84 x 34 x 1 1/2″ (213.4 x 86.4 x 3.8 cm); Doorframe: 90 x 43 x 5 1/2″ (228.6 x 109.2 x 14 cm). Collection Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Gift of the John and Mary Pappajohn Art Foundation, 2004.

Untitled, 1993-2013, Wood, paint, beeswax, 50 1/2 × 53 1/4 × 28″ (128.3 × 135.3 × 71.1 cm). Collection Glenn and Amanda Fuhrman NY, Courtesy The FLAG Art Foundation.

Untitled, 2011-12, Aluminum, wire lath, wood, gypsum, enamel paint, 65 1/2 × 85 3/4 × 25″ (166.4 × 217.8 × 63.5 cm). Kravis Collection.

Untitled, 1992, Plywood, forged iron, plaster, latex paint, lights, enameled cast iron, stainless steel, painted cast bronze, water, metal, lightbulbs, cast plaster with casein and silkscreen ink, photolithography on archival (Mohawk Superfine) paper, twine, hand-painted forest mural, 511 3/4 × 363 3/16 × 177 3/16″ (1299.8 × 922.5 × 450.1 cm). Glenstone.

Photographs by Corrado Serra

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