What is guaranteed?
Untitled (JS 187)
incised Shapiro, dated 77 and numbered 1/3 (on the underside)
10½ by 36½ by 14½ in.
26.7 by 92.7 by 36.8 cm.
Executed in 1977; this example is number 1 from an edition of 3.
This work is in very good and sound condition overall. There are textural variations to the surface inherent to the artist’s working method and chosen media. There are minor scratches to the surface and light handling wear to the edges and corners, all visible upon close inspection.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Ronald Greenberg Gallery, St. Louis
Private Collection, Belgium
Kasmin Knoedler, London
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
Acquired from the above by the present owner
K. Baker, "Summer Surprises in Group Shows," San Francisco Chronicle, August 1989, illustrated p. C5
Hal Foster, "Review," Artforum, Vol. XVI, No. 6, February 1978, pp. 67-68
Henry Gerrit, "Review," Artnews, Vol 77, No. 2, February 1978, p. 151
Thomas B. Hess, "Where Have All the ISMs Gone?," New York Magazine, 13 February 1978, pp. 69-70
Hilton Kramer, "A Special Breed at Folk Art Show," New York Times, 2 December 1977
New York, Paula Cooper, Joel Shapiro, 1977
San Francisco, John Berggruen Gallery, Sculpture and Works in Relief: Inaugural Exhibition at the Monadnock Building, 1986-87, illustrated p. 60