Joel Shapiro - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session New York Thursday, November 18, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
    Private Collection
    Christie's, New York, May 14, 2009, lot 397
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1989 Biennial Exhibition, April–June 1989, p.132 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    London, Waddington Galleries, Joel Shapiro, October 1989, p. 11 (illustrated)
    Fästningen, Museet i Varberg, Joel Shapiro Skulptur & Grafik 1985–1990, June–August 1990, p. 18 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Humlebaek, Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst; Valencia, IVAM Centre Julio González; Kunstalle Zurich; Calais, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Joel Shapiro, June–September 1991, p. 53 (illustrated)
    London, Waddington Galleries, Of the Human Form, November–December 1995, p. 51 (illustrated)
    Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Joel Shapiro: THE BRONZES, September 23, 2018–January 13, 2019, pp. 40–41 (another cast exhibited and illustrated, p. 41)

  • Literature

    American Art: A selection from Waddington Galleries, London, 1997, no. 23 (illustrated)
    Hendel Teicher, Joel Shapiro: Sculpture and Drawings, New York, 1998, no. 174, p. 131 (another cast illustrated)
    Richard Shiff, Joel Shapiro: Sculpture et oeuvres sur papier 1969–2019, Zurich, 2019, no. 92, p. 74 (another cast illustrated)

Property from a Prominent American Collection



incised with the artist's signature and stamped with the number and date "SHAPIRO 2/3 1987–88" on the bottom of one of the legs
135 x 181 x 133 in. (342.9 x 459.7 x 337.8 cm)
Cast in 1987–1988, this work is number 2 from an edition of 3 plus 1 artist's proof.

Another cast from this edition is housed in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York (1/3).

$120,000 - 180,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session

New York Auction 18 November 2021