JOEL SHAPIRO (B. 1941)
JOEL SHAPIRO (B. 1941)
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JOEL SHAPIRO (B. 1941)

Untitled

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JOEL SHAPIRO (B. 1941)
Untitled
incised with the artist's signature 'SHAPIRO' (on the underside)
bronze
32 5/8 x 47 x 46 ¼ in. (83 x 119.5 x 117.5 cm.)
Executed in 1986. This work is the artist's proof from an edition of three plus one artist's proof.
Provenance
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Galerie Aronowitsch, Stockholm
Anon. sale; Christie's, London, 6 February 2003, lot 697
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Exhibited
New York, Paula Cooper Gallery, Joel Shapiro, November-December 1986 (another example exhibited).
Mountainville, Storm King Art Center, The Reemergent Figure: Seven Sculptors at Storm King Art Center, May-October 1987 (another example exhibited).
Durham, Duke University Museum of Art, Soho at Duke: Six Artists from the Paula Cooper Gallery, November-December 1988 (another example exhibited).
Stockholm, Galerie Aronowitsch, Joel Shapiro, September 1990 (another example exhibited).
New York, Nohra Haime Gallery, Joel Shapiro, October-November 2008 (another example exhibited).

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Lot Essay

“[Shapiro's] new sculptures, carrying on like clowns, splayed out like the 'Dying Gaul' or a wounded Picasso horse, gesturing to the sky like Zadkine's 'Rotterdam,' demonstrate again why Shapiro is one of the finest artists of his generation. ...he has been able to mold the sculptural vocabulary of Minimalism into the kind of utterance that has always been a sign of a large sculptural achievement.”
—M. Brenson, “Joel Shapiro,” The New York Times, 14 November 1986.
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