Joel Shapiro

American, b. 1941

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Joel Shapiro has built his sculptures out of wood, wire, and cast bronze, relying on space and the position and proximity of the viewer to play with perception. These seemingly simple works are constructed out of multicolored painted blocks arranged …

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Untitled, 1986
Sold on Jun 22, 2021
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bronze
68.6 x 48.9 x 38.1 cm
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Jun 22, 2021
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Untitled, 1986
bronze
Jun 22, 2021
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68.6 x 48.9 x 38.1 cm
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Jun 22, 2021
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Standing Figure, 1986
Sold on May 13, 2021
$625,000
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Sculpture
bronze
114.2 x 159.4 x 66.0 cm
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$625,000
Auction Sale
May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
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signed, numbered 1/4 and dated 86-87 on the underside bronze 62 ¾ by 45 ½ by 26 in. 159.4 by 114.2 by 66 cm. Executed in 1986-1987, this work is number 1 from an edition of 4, plus 1 artist’s proof.
Standing Figure, 1986
bronze
May 13, 2021
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$625,000
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Sculpture
114.2 x 159.4 x 66.0 cm
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May 13, 2021
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$625,000
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signed, numbered 1/4 and dated 86-87 on the underside bronze 62 ¾ by 45 ½ by 26 in. 159.4 by 114.2 by 66 cm. Executed in 1986-1987, this work is number 1 from an edition of 4, plus 1 artist’s proof.
Untitled, 1979
Sold on Mar 5, 2021
$18,900
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painted bronze
8.26 x 12.7 cm
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$18,900
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Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
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It's the Little Things: Small Works from a Distinguished Private Collection incised with the artist's signature and date 79 painted bronze 6 by 5 by 3¼ in. (15.2 by 12.7 by 8.3 cm.) Executed in 1979, this work is from an edition of 2.
Untitled, 1979
painted bronze
Mar 5, 2021
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$18,900
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Sculpture
8.26 x 12.7 cm
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Mar 5, 2021
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$18,900
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It's the Little Things: Small Works from a Distinguished Private Collection incised with the artist's signature and date 79 painted bronze 6 by 5 by 3¼ in. (15.2 by 12.7 by 8.3 cm.) Executed in 1979, this work is from an edition of 2.
Untitled (Red Square/With Blue); and Untitled (Blue Square/With Green), 1992
Sold on Mar 5, 2021
$1,386
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Two etchings and aquatints printed in colors, on wove paper
45.4 x 60.96 cm
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$1,386
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Mar 5, 2021
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Property from an Important American Corporation Two etchings and aquatints printed in colors, 1992, each signed in pencil, dated and numbered 17/60, on wove paper, with the blindstamp of the printer, Aldo Crommelynck, published by Pace Editions Inc., New York, framed (2 prints) plates: 610 by 455 mm 24 by 17 ⅞ in sheets: 795 by 610 mm 31 ¼ by 24 in framed: 846 by 685 mm 33 ¼ by 27 in
Untitled (Red Square/With Blue); and Untitled (Blue Square/With Green), 1992
Two etchings and aquatints printed in colors, on wove paper
Mar 5, 2021
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$1,386
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45.4 x 60.96 cm
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Mar 5, 2021
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$1,386
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Property from an Important American Corporation Two etchings and aquatints printed in colors, 1992, each signed in pencil, dated and numbered 17/60, on wove paper, with the blindstamp of the printer, Aldo Crommelynck, published by Pace Editions Inc., New York, framed (2 prints) plates: 610 by 455 mm 24 by 17 ⅞ in sheets: 795 by 610 mm 31 ¼ by 24 in framed: 846 by 685 mm 33 ¼ by 27 in
Untitled, 1997
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painted wood
60.96 x 35.56 x 63.5 cm
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Mar 5, 2021
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Property from an Important Pennsylvania Collection signed and dated 97 on the mounted foot painted wood 14 by 24 by 25 in. (35.5 by 60.9 by 63.5 cm.)
Untitled, 1997
painted wood
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60.96 x 35.56 x 63.5 cm
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Mar 5, 2021
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Property from an Important Pennsylvania Collection signed and dated 97 on the mounted foot painted wood 14 by 24 by 25 in. (35.5 by 60.9 by 63.5 cm.)
Untitled, 1993
Sold on Mar 5, 2021
$16,380
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Work on Paper
chalk, charcoal and pastel on paper
69.9 x 102.87 cm
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$16,380
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Mar 5, 2021
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Property from an Important Pennsylvania Collection signed, dated 1993, and numbered P.G. 23761 on the reverse chalk, charcoal and pastel on paper Sheet: 40½ by 27½ in. (102.87 by 69.9 cm.) Framed: 42¾ by 29½ in. (108.6 by 74.9 cm.)
Untitled, 1993
chalk, charcoal and pastel on paper
Mar 5, 2021
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Work on Paper
69.9 x 102.87 cm
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Mar 5, 2021
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$16,380
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Property from an Important Pennsylvania Collection signed, dated 1993, and numbered P.G. 23761 on the reverse chalk, charcoal and pastel on paper Sheet: 40½ by 27½ in. (102.87 by 69.9 cm.) Framed: 42¾ by 29½ in. (108.6 by 74.9 cm.)
Untitled, 1989
Sold on Feb 22, 2021
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Woodcut in colors with Chine collé on Japanese paper
64.7 x 93.9 cm
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Feb 22, 2021
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1989 Woodcut in colors with Chine collé on Japanese paper, signed in pencil, dated and numbered 13/28, the full sheet, framed. sheet 37 x 25 1/2in (93.9 x 64.7cm)
Untitled, 1989
Woodcut in colors with Chine collé on Japanese paper
Feb 22, 2021
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64.7 x 93.9 cm
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Feb 22, 2021
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1989 Woodcut in colors with Chine collé on Japanese paper, signed in pencil, dated and numbered 13/28, the full sheet, framed. sheet 37 x 25 1/2in (93.9 x 64.7cm)
Untitled, 2006
Sold on Feb 22, 2021
$637
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Screenprint in colors on wove paper
62.1 x 81.2 cm
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$637
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Feb 22, 2021
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2006 Screenprint in colors on wove paper, signed in pencil and numbered 35/118, published by Lincoln Center Editions, New York, with the blindstamp of the printer, Brand X Editions, New York, with full margins. 32 x 24 1/2in (81.2 x 62.1cm) sheet 37 x 27 1/2in (94 x 69.8cm)
Untitled, 2006
Screenprint in colors on wove paper
Feb 22, 2021
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$637
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62.1 x 81.2 cm
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Feb 22, 2021
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$637
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2006 Screenprint in colors on wove paper, signed in pencil and numbered 35/118, published by Lincoln Center Editions, New York, with the blindstamp of the printer, Brand X Editions, New York, with full margins. 32 x 24 1/2in (81.2 x 62.1cm) sheet 37 x 27 1/2in (94 x 69.8cm)
Untitled, 1978
Sold on Feb 19, 2021
$7,012
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Work on Paper
black chalk on paper
55.9 x 76.2 cm
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$7,012
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Feb 19, 2021
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1978 black chalk on paper 30 x 22 in. 76.2 x 55.9 cm.
Untitled, 1978
black chalk on paper
Feb 19, 2021
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55.9 x 76.2 cm
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Feb 19, 2021
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$7,012
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1978 black chalk on paper 30 x 22 in. 76.2 x 55.9 cm.
Untitled
Sold on Dec 11, 2020
$75,600
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wood and casein
39.1 x 69.9 x 90.2 cm
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$75,600
Auction Sale
Dec 11, 2020
Sotheby's
Description
wood and casein 27½ by 15⅜ by 35½ in. (69.9 by 39.1 by 90.2 cm.) Executed in 2008-09, this work is unique.
Untitled
wood and casein
Dec 11, 2020
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$75,600
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39.1 x 69.9 x 90.2 cm
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Dec 11, 2020
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$75,600
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wood and casein 27½ by 15⅜ by 35½ in. (69.9 by 39.1 by 90.2 cm.) Executed in 2008-09, this work is unique.