American, born 1941
Joel Shapiro (American, born 1941)
194 x 48 x 144 inches
Purchase with High Museum of Art Enhancement Fund
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.
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