Created and Sold by Tom Otterness

Tom Otterness
Sculptures by Tom Otterness seen at Miami Childrens Courthouse, Miami, FL, Miami - Familia De Los Osos

Familia De Los Osos

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Tom Otterness, being one of the world’s best public sculptor, created this beautiful bear family sculpture called Familia De Los Osos or Family of Bears. One can find this heart-warming piece at the New Children’s Courthouse in Miami, Florida.

Photos by Robin Hill

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Tom Otterness

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"Tom Otterness was born in Wichita, Kansas in 1952. He came to New York City in 1970 to study at the Arts Students League, and in 1973 took part in the Whitney Independent Study Program. In 1977 he became a member of Collaborative Projects, a pioneering community of independent artists, and took a leading role in organizing Colab’s 1980 Times Square Show, which was called “the first avant-garde art show of the ‘80s” by the Village Voice. Otterness is one of a handful of contemporary artists invited to design a balloon for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, for which he devised a tumbling Humpty-Dumpty in 2005. Otterness lives and works in New York.

Otterness may well be “the world’s best public sculptor,” as the art critic Ken Johnson opened in the New York Times in 2002. Public art is his focus, and Otterness has had major outdoor exhibitions of his sculptures on the Park Avenue Mall in New York (2003), in more than a dozen sites in downtown Indianapolis (2005), on the grounds of the Beverly Hills city hall (2005-06) and throughout Grand Rapids, Michigan (2006).”