Joel Shapiro (B. 1941)
Property from a Distinguished West Coast Collection
Joel Shapiro (B. 1941)


Joel Shapiro (B. 1941)
58 ¾ x 46 ¼ x 27 in. (149.2 x 117.4 x 68.5 cm.)
Executed in 1989-1990. This work is number one from an edition of four plus one artist's proof.
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Private collection, Medina, Washington, 1990
By descent from the above to the present owner
D. Kuspit and D. Leveton, Joel Shapiro: Tracing the Figure, exh. cat., Des Moines Art Center, 1990. p. 63, no. 15 (another edition illustrated).
H. Teicher and M. Brenson, Joel Shapiro: Sculpture and Drawings. New York, 1998, p. 135, no. 179 (illustrated).
New York, Paula Cooper Gallery, Joel Shapiro, November-December 1990.
Humlebæk, Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst; Valencia, IVAM Centre Julio González; Kunsthalle Zürich and Calais, Musée des Beaux Arts, Joel Shapiro, September 1990- September 1991, p. 38, no. 18 (another edition exhibited and illustrated).
Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Stars in Florida, February–March 1992 (another edition exhibited).
Minneapolis, Walker Arts Center and Kansas City, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Joel Shapiro: Outdoors, May 1995-October 1996, pp. 21 and 41 (another edition exhibited and illustrated).
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Embracing the Contemporary: The Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Collection, June-September 2016, p. 232 (another edition exhibited and illustrated).

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“All my [sculptures are] on the edge of dreams, they come close to the unconscious in spite of their geometry. On one level my work has clarity. On another it is chaotic and imagined.” – Joel Shapiro

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