Robert Gober at MoMA

'The Heart Is Not a Metaphor'

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 in Pictures for Robert Gober at MoMA. Image for Installation view of Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor, The Museum of Modern Art, October 4, 2014–January 18, 2015. © 2014 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Thomas Griesel. All works by Robert Gober © 2014 Robert Gober
Installation view of Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor, The Museum of Modern Art, October 4, 2014–January 18, 2015. © 2014 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Thomas Griesel. All works by Robert Gober © 2014 Robert Gober


 in Pictures for Robert Gober at MoMA. Image for Installation view of Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor, The Museum of Modern Art, October 4, 2014–January 18, 2015. © 2014 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Thomas Griesel. All works by Robert Gober © 2014 Robert Gober
Installation view of Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor, The Museum of Modern Art, October 4, 2014–January 18, 2015. © 2014 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Thomas Griesel. All works by Robert Gober © 2014 Robert Gober


 in Pictures for Robert Gober at MoMA. Image for Installation view of Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor, The Museum of Modern Art, October 4, 2014–January 18, 2015. © 2014 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Thomas Griesel. All works by Robert Gober © 2014 Robert Gober
Installation view of Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor, The Museum of Modern Art, October 4, 2014–January 18, 2015. © 2014 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Thomas Griesel. All works by Robert Gober © 2014 Robert Gober


 in Pictures for Robert Gober at MoMA. Image for Installation view of Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor, The Museum of Modern Art, October 4, 2014–January 18, 2015. © 2014 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Thomas Griesel. All works by Robert Gober © 2014 Robert Gober
Installation view of Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor, The Museum of Modern Art, October 4, 2014–January 18, 2015. © 2014 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Thomas Griesel. All works by Robert Gober © 2014 Robert Gober


 in Pictures for Robert Gober at MoMA. Image for Installation view of Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor, The Museum of Modern Art, October 4, 2014–January 18, 2015. © 2014 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Thomas Griesel. All works by Robert Gober © 2014 Robert Gober
Installation view of Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor, The Museum of Modern Art, October 4, 2014–January 18, 2015. © 2014 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Thomas Griesel. All works by Robert Gober © 2014 Robert Gober


 in Pictures for Robert Gober at MoMA. Image for Installation view of Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor, The Museum of Modern Art, October 4, 2014–January 18, 2015. © 2014 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Thomas Griesel. All works by Robert Gober © 2014 Robert Gober
Installation view of Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor, The Museum of Modern Art, October 4, 2014–January 18, 2015. © 2014 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Thomas Griesel. All works by Robert Gober © 2014 Robert Gober


 in Pictures for Robert Gober at MoMA. Image for Installation view of Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor, The Museum of Modern Art, October 4, 2014–January 18, 2015. © 2014 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Thomas Griesel. All works by Robert Gober © 2014 Robert Gober
Installation view of Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor, The Museum of Modern Art, October 4, 2014–January 18, 2015. © 2014 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Thomas Griesel. All works by Robert Gober © 2014 Robert Gober


 in Pictures for Robert Gober at MoMA. Image for Installation view of Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor, The Museum of Modern Art, October 4, 2014–January 18, 2015. © 2014 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Thomas Griesel. All works by Robert Gober © 2014 Robert Gober
Installation view of Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor, The Museum of Modern Art, October 4, 2014–January 18, 2015. © 2014 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Thomas Griesel. All works by Robert Gober © 2014 Robert Gober


 in Pictures for Robert Gober at MoMA. Image for Robert Gober (American, born 1954), 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. Courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery © 2014 Robert Gober
Robert Gober (American, born 1954), 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. Courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery © 2014 Robert Gober


 in Pictures for Robert Gober at MoMA. Image for Robert Gober (American, born 1954), Untitled Closet. 1989, Wood, plaster, enamel paint. 84 x 52 x 28″ (213.4 x 132.1 x 71.1 cm), Private collection. Courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery © 2014 Robert Gober
Robert Gober (American, born 1954), Untitled Closet. 1989, Wood, plaster, enamel paint. 84 x 52 x 28″ (213.4 x 132.1 x 71.1 cm), Private collection. Courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery © 2014 Robert Gober


 in Pictures for Robert Gober at MoMA. Image for Robert Gober (American, born 1954), Untitled Leg. 1989 – 1990, Beeswax, cotton, wood, leather, 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 © 2014 Robert Gober
Robert Gober (American, born 1954), Untitled Leg. 1989 – 1990, Beeswax, cotton, wood, leather, 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 © 2014 Robert Gober


 in Pictures for Robert Gober at MoMA. Image for Robert Gober (American, born 1954), 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 / Background: Forest, 1991, Hand-painted silkscreen on paper. Image Credit: K. Ignatiadis, courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery © 2014 Robert Gober
Robert Gober (American, born 1954), 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 / Background: Forest, 1991, Hand-painted silkscreen on paper. Image Credit: K. Ignatiadis, courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery © 2014 Robert Gober


 in Pictures for Robert Gober at MoMA. Image for Robert Gober (American, born 1954), Untitled. 1992, Paper, twine, metal, light bulbs, cast plaster with casein and silkscreen ink, stainless steel, painted cast bronze and water, plywood, forged iron, plaster, latex paint and lights, photolithography on archival (Mohawk Superfine) paper, twine, hand-painted forest mural, 511 3/4 × 363 3/16 × 177 3/16″ (1300 × 922.5 × 450.1 cm), Glenstone. Image Credit: Russell Kaye, courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery. Copyright: © 2014 Robert Gober
Robert Gober (American, born 1954), Untitled. 1992, Paper, twine, metal, light bulbs, cast plaster with casein and silkscreen ink, stainless steel, painted cast bronze and water, plywood, forged iron, plaster, latex paint and lights, photolithography on archival (Mohawk Superfine) paper, twine, hand-painted forest mural, 511 3/4 × 363 3/16 × 177 3/16″ (1300 × 922.5 × 450.1 cm), Glenstone. Image Credit: Russell Kaye, courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery. Copyright: © 2014 Robert Gober


 in Pictures for Robert Gober at MoMA. Image for Robert Gober (American, born 1954), Untitled. 1994 – 1995, Wood, beeswax, brick, plaster, plastic, leather, iron, charcoal, cotton socks, electric light and motor. 47 3/8 × 47 × 34″ (120.3 × 119.4 × 86.4 cm), Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation, on permanent loan to the Öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel. Image Credit: D. James Dee, courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery © 2014 Robert Gober
Robert Gober (American, born 1954), Untitled. 1994 – 1995, Wood, beeswax, brick, plaster, plastic, leather, iron, charcoal, cotton socks, electric light and motor. 47 3/8 × 47 × 34″ (120.3 × 119.4 × 86.4 cm), Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation, on permanent loan to the Öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel. Image Credit: D. James Dee, courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery © 2014 Robert Gober


 in Pictures for Robert Gober at MoMA. Image for Robert Gober (American, born 1954), Untitled. 2005 – 2006, Aluminum-leaf, oil and enamel paint on cast lead crystal. 4 3/4″ high × 4 1/4″ diameter (12.1 × 10.8 cm), Collection the artist. Image Credit: Bill Orcutt, courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery © 2014 Robert Gober
Robert Gober (American, born 1954), Untitled. 2005 – 2006, Aluminum-leaf, oil and enamel paint on cast lead crystal. 4 3/4″ high × 4 1/4″ diameter (12.1 × 10.8 cm), Collection the artist. Image Credit: Bill Orcutt, courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery © 2014 Robert Gober


 in Pictures for Robert Gober at MoMA. Image for Robert Gober (American, born 1954), Leg with Anchor. 2008, Forged iron and steel, beeswax, cotton, leather, and human hair. 28 × 18 × 20″ (71.1 × 45.7 × 50.8 cm), Glenstone. Image Credit: Bill Orcutt, courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery © 2014 Robert Gober
Robert Gober (American, born 1954), Leg with Anchor. 2008, Forged iron and steel, beeswax, cotton, leather, and human hair. 28 × 18 × 20″ (71.1 × 45.7 × 50.8 cm), Glenstone. Image Credit: Bill Orcutt, courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery © 2014 Robert Gober


 in Pictures for Robert Gober at MoMA. Image for Robert Gober (American, born 1954), Untitled. 1980-81, Oil on wood panel. 8 x 5 ¾” (20.3 x 14.6 cm), Collection the artist. Image Credit: Ron Amstutz, courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery © 2014 Robert Gober
Robert Gober (American, born 1954), Untitled. 1980-81, Oil on wood panel. 8 x 5 ¾” (20.3 x 14.6 cm), Collection the artist. Image Credit: Ron Amstutz, courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery © 2014 Robert Gober


 in Pictures for Robert Gober at MoMA. Image for Robert Gober (American, born 1954), The Ascending Sink. 1985, Plaster, wood, steel, wire lath, and semi-gloss enamel paint. Two components, each: 30 x 33 x 27” (76.2 x 83.8 x 68.6 cm); floor to top: 92” (233.7 cm), Installed in the artist’s studio on Mulberry Street in Little Italy, Manhattan. Collection of Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner, New York, Promised gift to the Whitney Museum of American Art. Image Credit: John Kramer, courtesy the artist  © 2014 Robert Gober
Robert Gober (American, born 1954), The Ascending Sink. 1985, Plaster, wood, steel, wire lath, and semi-gloss enamel paint. Two components, each: 30 x 33 x 27” (76.2 x 83.8 x 68.6 cm); floor to top: 92” (233.7 cm), Installed in the artist’s studio on Mulberry Street in Little Italy, Manhattan. Collection of Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner, New York, Promised gift to the Whitney Museum of American Art. Image Credit: John Kramer, courtesy the artist © 2014 Robert Gober


 in Pictures for Robert Gober at MoMA. Image for Robert Gober (American, born 1954), Slip Covered Armchair. 1986-87, Plaster, wood, linen, and fabric paint. 31 ½ x 30 ½ x 29” (80 x 77.5 x 73.7 cm), Collection the artist. Image Credit: D. James Dee, courtesy the artist © 2014 Robert Gober
Robert Gober (American, born 1954), Slip Covered Armchair. 1986-87, Plaster, wood, linen, and fabric paint. 31 ½ x 30 ½ x 29” (80 x 77.5 x 73.7 cm), Collection the artist. Image Credit: D. James Dee, courtesy the artist © 2014 Robert Gober


 in Pictures for Robert Gober at MoMA. Image for Robert Gober (American, born 1954), Two Partially Buried Sinks, 1986-87, Cast iron and enamel paint. Right: 39 x 25 ½ x 2 ½” (99.1 x 64.8 x 6.4 cm); left: 39 x 24 ½ x 2 3/4 “ (99.1 x 62.2 x 7 cm), Private collection. Image Credit: Andrew Moore, courtesy the artist © 2014 Robert Gober
Robert Gober (American, born 1954), Two Partially Buried Sinks, 1986-87, Cast iron and enamel paint. Right: 39 x 25 ½ x 2 ½” (99.1 x 64.8 x 6.4 cm); left: 39 x 24 ½ x 2 3/4 “ (99.1 x 62.2 x 7 cm), Private collection. Image Credit: Andrew Moore, courtesy the artist © 2014 Robert Gober


 in Pictures for Robert Gober at MoMA. Image for Robert Gober (American, born 1954), X Playpen. 1987, Wood and enamel paint. 27 x 37 x 37” (68.6 x 94 x 94 cm), Batsheva and Ronald Ostrow. Image Credit: D. James Dee, courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery © 2014 Robert Gober
Robert Gober (American, born 1954), X Playpen. 1987, Wood and enamel paint. 27 x 37 x 37” (68.6 x 94 x 94 cm), Batsheva and Ronald Ostrow. Image Credit: D. James Dee, courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery © 2014 Robert Gober


 in Pictures for Robert Gober at MoMA. Image for Robert Gober (American, born 1954), Untitled. 1991-93, Wood, beeswax, human hair, fabric, paint, and shoes. 9 x 16 ½ x 45” (22.9 x 41.9 x 114.3 cm), Collection the artist. Image Credit: Andrew Moore, courtesy the artist © 2014 Robert Gober
Robert Gober (American, born 1954), Untitled. 1991-93, Wood, beeswax, human hair, fabric, paint, and shoes. 9 x 16 ½ x 45” (22.9 x 41.9 x 114.3 cm), Collection the artist. Image Credit: Andrew Moore, courtesy the artist © 2014 Robert Gober


 in Pictures for Robert Gober at MoMA. Image for Robert Gober (American, born 1954), Untitled. 2008, Cast gypsum polymer. 14 ½ x 10 ¾ x 6” (36.8 x 27.3 x 15.2 cm), Edition of 4, with 1 AP, Collection the artist. Image Credit: Fredrik Nilsen, courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery © 2014 Robert Gober
Robert Gober (American, born 1954), Untitled. 2008, Cast gypsum polymer. 14 ½ x 10 ¾ x 6” (36.8 x 27.3 x 15.2 cm), Edition of 4, with 1 AP, Collection the artist. Image Credit: Fredrik Nilsen, courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery © 2014 Robert Gober