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Diptere, 1967

Hemp an dsisal ropes, horsehair and linen cloth
106 3/10 × 102 2/5 in
270 × 260 cm
This is a unique work.
€200,000 - 300,000
location
Düsseldorf, Vienna
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M. Abakanowicz
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Magdalena Abakanowicz
Polish, 1930–2017
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For more than half a century, Magdalena Abakanowicz has been producing critically acclaimed, poetic sculptures about the fraught and fragile condition of being human, shaped by her experiences growing up during WWII and the Soviet domination of Poland. “What is sculpture?” she asks. “With impressive continuity it testifies to man's evolving sense of reality, and fulfills the necessity to express what cannot be verbalized.” Through sculpture, Abakanowicz expresses what she sees as the ineffable, dichotomous relationship between the individual and society. The human figure, overt or implied, is central to her work, from her early fiber-based sculptures of ropes and organic forms to her later, expressionistic human and animal figures and trees. Often displayed in groups, with surfaces resembling bark or wrinkled skin, Abakanowicz’s figures seem vulnerable and weathered, as if bearing the marks of life.

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About the work
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M. Abakanowicz
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Magdalena Abakanowicz
Polish, 1930–2017
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For more than half a century, Magdalena Abakanowicz has been producing critically acclaimed, poetic sculptures about the fraught and fragile condition of being human, shaped by her experiences growing up during WWII and the Soviet domination of Poland. “What is sculpture?” she asks. “With impressive continuity it testifies to man's evolving sense of reality, and fulfills the necessity to express what cannot be verbalized.” Through sculpture, Abakanowicz expresses what she sees as the ineffable, dichotomous relationship between the individual and society. The human figure, overt or implied, is central to her work, from her early fiber-based sculptures of ropes and organic forms to her later, expressionistic human and animal figures and trees. Often displayed in groups, with surfaces resembling bark or wrinkled skin, Abakanowicz’s figures seem vulnerable and weathered, as if bearing the marks of life.

Diptere, 1967

Hemp an dsisal ropes, horsehair and linen cloth
106 3/10 × 102 2/5 in
270 × 260 cm
This is a unique work.
€200,000 - 300,000
location
Düsseldorf, Vienna
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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