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Joel Shapiro

Untitled

Property from an Important Pennsylvania Collection

Joel Shapiro

Joel Shapiro

Untitled

Untitled

Joel Shapiro

b.1941

Untitled


signed and dated 1997 on the interior wall mount-facing side

painted wood

25 by 14 by 24 in. (63.5 by 35.5 by 60.9 cm.)

This work is in good and sound condition overall. All elements are present and stable. There are tonal and textural variations to the surface of the sculpture, inherent to the artist's working method and chosen media. There is a repaired corner to the frontal beam, visible upon very close inspection. There is faint surface dust present most notably in the crevices and visible upon close inspection. There is a very minor loss at extreme corner on the underside of frontal beam, visible upon close inspection.


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Private Collection, Pennsylvania 

“Depending upon the viewer's movement, Shapiro's sculpture shifts from the abstract to the figurative, from hyperkinetic flight to collapse, from purely formal to deeply emotional—like a kaleidoscope whose pieces promise, but finally refuse, to settle into resolution."


- Klaus Kertess, Joel Shapiro New Wood and Bronze Sculpture, Pace Gallery (exhibition catalogue), New York 1998, p. 6