Tom Dean

Canadian (1947)

Tom Dean is a Canadian sculptor.
Based on records, Tom Dean's estimated art value is C$7,000 (*)

Tom Dean's work could be available for sale through Art Galleries or at public auction with prices in the range of C$5,000 - C$10,000, or even much higher.

From records, the highest price paid at auction for a sculpture work attributed to Tom Dean (1947) was C$7,200 - paid for "Excerpts From A Description Of The Universe, 1985" at Waddington's in Toronto on Mon, May 28, 2018. has 7 auction art sale records for their sculpture results, with prices in the range of C$5,000 to C$10,000.

Tom Dean's (b. 1947) work is evasive, with a deeply conceptual practice that has included painting, collage, video, performance, and installations. Since the 1970s he has deliberately destabilised the expected hierarchies of artistic media and technique. It is his bronze sculptures which have proven to be his most enduring works. Excerpts from a Description of the Universe is an extended serial sculpture produced at the end of the 1980s, comprised of a series of heavy steel tables filled with a myriad of natural and unnatural forms. Enigmatic objects made of porcelain and wood, bronze and hair, cotton and clay comprise an arcane and tactile inventory of the cosmos, with sections of the work held by the AGO, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal. The bronze section here is emblematic of the larger work: made of cast iron, the heaviness of the material is offset by the sensuousness of the arrangement, as geometric order gives way to a liquid, amoeba-like flow. Dean's objects address ideas of transience, evolution, and bodily desire with playful tactility, subverting our expectations of matter in order to expand the tensions between the ordinary and the mythical.

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