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Modern and Contemporary Art

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Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Joel Shapiro
American, born 1941

Date

1988

Medium

Bronze

Accession #

2002.74

Dimensions

194 x 48 x 144 inches

Location

On View - Outdoors

Description

Joel Shapiro began exhibiting his work in the late 1960s at the height of the Minimalist movement. Throughout his prolific career Shapiro has relied upon two themes: the house and the human figure. In this monumental outdoor work Shapiro enlivens the blocky, somewhat ambiguous figure by implying motion—the figure is frozen in the action of a decisive stride, which emanates tension and kinetic energy.

Credit

Purchase with High Museum of Art Enhancement Fund

Image Copyright

© Joel Shapiro/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York