Deborah Kass - OY / YO (yellow) - 2019
“YO” refers both to the Spanish for “I am” and to urban and Brooklyn slang, while “OY” is a common Yiddish word expressing woe, dismay, or annoyance. What is now a common motif for Deborah Kass was inspired by Ed Ruscha‘s OOF word painting. She created her own version reading “OY” in 2011—just one of her many pieces that aimed to reclaim the work of major 20th-century male artists as her own. When a friend pointed out the OY/YO connection, a new series of work was born.
Medium: sculpture is waterjet cut and bench-made from solid aluminum, powder coated yellow and buffed to a high gloss, and mounted on a polished aluminum base.
Size: 7.5 x 14 x 3.5 inches (18 x 36 x 9 cm)
Edition of 50
The top of the base is engraved with the artist's signature. The underside of the base is stamped with the edition number and copyright stamp
Price: $ 9,000
This limited edition Deborah Kass sculpture is available at New Art Editions