Tony Tasset

Cup Face, 2014
Cast Bronze and Paint
4 ½ × 3 ½ × 4/12 inches
Edition of 30 plus 3 AP
$2,500

Tony’s entirely bronze cup is emblematic of the Chicago-based artist’s practice to create hyper-realistic caricatures of the everyday. Similar to his other large-scale works, including the eye, snowman and other “styrofoam” pieces, the cup is a playful trick. Of his 2014 Whitney Biennial contribution of 400,000 carved artists names, Tasset has said he hopes “to celebrate artists and remove hierarchy.” Tasset currently resides in Chicago, Illinois and is represented by Kavi Gupta of Chicago and Berlin.