Published by Dominique Lévy. Text by Phyllida Barlow, Ange Mlinko, Peter Cole, Ann Lauterbach.
New York–based artist Joel Shapiro (born 1941) has explored the possibilities of sculptural form, as well as the interplay of color and mass, throughout his 45-year career. This catalog brings together Shapiro’s early wood reliefs, created between 1978 and 1980, with his recent site-specific installation practice, exploring the ways in which both bodies of work create expansive, joyful moments of discovery and play. Published in conjunction with Dominique Lévy’s exhibition of the artist’s work, Joel Shapiro features the first full catalog of the wood reliefs, as well as new texts by Phyllida Barlow, David Raskin, and Olivier Renaud-Clément, poems by Peter Cole and Ange Mlinko, and a comprehensive chronology written in collaboration with the artist’s studio.