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Joel Shapiro

(American, 1941-)


Sheet: 152.4 x 101.6 cm (60 x 40 in.)

Gift of Martin Kline 2017.273


Joel Shapiro works with a concentrated, geometric vocabulary that can be seen as both figurative and abstract. Primarily a sculptor, Shapiro makes drawings in order to clarify ideas and approach certain intentions that he cannot realize in sculpture. This large drawing depicts a sleek arrangement of blocks referencing a figure that, although headless, relays physicality and movement.

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Gift of Martin Kline

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