Joel Shapiro

Small Scale Sculpture

The great American minimalist sculptor Joel Shapiro, best known for his monumental bronze sculptures, presents in the small room of the Templon gallery, alongside the Jim Dine exhibition, a set of seven small sculptures.

The artist

Born in 1941, Joel Shapiro lives and works in New York. A famous minimalist artist renowned for his frequently anthropomorphic monumental bronze sculptures, he endlessly probes the possibilities of line and form in space. The question of balance is always present in his work, playing on the mass, density and properties of materials. His work shows the powerful influence of the Russian constructivists, whose heritage he embraces and transgresses in equal measure.

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