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Sculpture and Drawings

September 15 – October 29, 2005


John Berggruen Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of recent works by Joel Shapiro. This exhibition opens Thursday, September 15th, and will remain on view through Saturday, October 29th.


Joel Shapiro lives and works in New York City. He was born in 1941 and received both his B.A. and M.A. from New York University. Shapiro's work has been the subject of over 100 solo shows and retrospectives. In this exhibition, he will continue his investigation of the connection between line and form. Featured in this show will be bronze and painted wood sculpture as well as works on paper. In this new body of work, Shapiro introduces the elements of wire and colored paint to his traditional wood and bronze block forms.


Shapiro's public commissions can be seen at such sites as Creative Artists Agency, Los Angeles; The United States Holocaust Museum, Washington, D.C.; Köln Sculpture Park, Cologne, Germany; National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; and the International Sculpture Collection, Rotterdam. Shapiro's work is included in numerous public collections such as The British Museum, London; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Musee national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Modern Art, Friuli, Italy; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; The Tate Gallery, London; and The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY.