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Inscription

upper left in red colored pencil: PROPOSAL FOR: DISCUSSIONS / WORKS/WORDS. THE CLOCKTOWER / 108 LEONARD ST. N.Y.C. / N4[not deciphered and crossed out] 1974; upper right in red colored pencil: DETAIL: DOG ON / ORGAN.; left center in red colored pencil: MATERIALS: / ELECTRIC ORGAN. / AMPLIFIER. / DOG / GRAPHITE; center in red colored pencil: ORGAN KEYS / DEPRESSED / BY WEIGHT / OF ANIMAL; right center in red colored pencil: THIS IS A SIX / HOUR INSTALLATION. / MUSIC SLOWLY / CHANGES AS / DOGS BODY / UNDERGOES / SUBTLE PHYSICAL / CHANGES.; lower right in red colored pencil [partially crossed out]: SOUND EMISSION FROM / DEAD ORGANISM. DETERIORATING / BODY DETERIORATION PLAYS / PHYSICAL IT'S [sic] SELF OUT.; lower left in red colored pencil: 30' / 30'; lower right in blue pastel Dennis Oppenheim 1974.; lower left verso in graphite by unknown hand: 2H

Provenance

The Honorable William H.G. FitzGerald, Mr. Desmond FitzGerald, and Mr. B. Francis Saul II, c/o The New York Studio School, New York, NY; gift to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1977; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art