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Joel Shapiro, Untitled Joel Shapiro
American, born 1941
Untitled, 1989
Gift of the Collectors Committee 1990.29.1

Achieving a balance between abstraction and representation, the geometric forms of Untitled can be said to resemble the torso and appendages of a human figure striking a precarious pose. This impression changes as we move around the object, encountering a multiplicity of animated compositions. Originally constructed from plywood sheets, the elements of this work were carefully cast to retain the wood grain of 17)next-arrow

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