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Joel Shapiro

#3, 1985

Woodcut using dollhouse architectural wood on handmade paper
16 3/4 × 13 1/2 in
42.5 × 34.3 cm
Edition 11/41
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International Print Center New York (IPCNY) Benefit Auction

Printed by Keith Brintzenhofe; published by Universal Limited Art Editions. Includes frame. For …

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Printed by Keith Brintzenhofe; published by Universal Limited Art Editions. Includes frame. For more information on this artist please visit their gallery website here.

Courtesy of Martina Yamin in honor of Judy Hecker

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Signed and numbered 11/41, recto.
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 into abstract shapes or, in the case of his 2011 exhibition at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany, wooden components, from large planes to narrow planks, separately suspended by wires attached to walls, floor, and ceiling. The scale of Shapiro’s installations is always significant, making the architectural spaces in which they are exhibited an important part of their impact.

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About the work
International Print Center New York (IPCNY) Benefit Auction

Printed by Keith Brintzenhofe; published by Universal Limited Art Editions. Includes frame. For …

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Printed by Keith Brintzenhofe; published by Universal Limited Art Editions. Includes frame. For more information on this artist please visit their gallery website here.

Courtesy of Martina Yamin in honor of Judy Hecker

Signature
Signed and numbered 11/41, recto.
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 into abstract shapes or, in the case of his 2011 exhibition at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany, wooden components, from large planes to narrow planks, separately suspended by wires attached to walls, floor, and ceiling. The scale of Shapiro’s installations is always significant, making the architectural spaces in which they are exhibited an important part of their impact.

Joel Shapiro

#3, 1985

Woodcut using dollhouse architectural wood on handmade paper
16 3/4 × 13 1/2 in
42.5 × 34.3 cm
Edition 11/41
Bidding closed
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