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Alina Szapocznikow

1926 - 1973 A Polish sculptor, graphic artist, draftswoman. From 1959, she lived in Paris. A winner of the Coplay Foundation Award (1965). Associated with the Nouveau Réalisme movement (Arman, César, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Pierre Restany). One of the most original sculptors of the second half of the 20th century, who made bold experiments by introducing new materials to the sculptor?s workshop.

Works in collections: National Museum in Warsaw, Krakow, Poznań, Wrocław, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź, CSW Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, Zachęta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Tate Modern in London, Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Museum of Modern Art in New York. 
Selected exhibitions: Musée Rodin, Paris (1956), Venice Biennale (1962), Florence Houston-Brown Gallery, Paris (1967); Stedelijk Museum, Amsderdam (1970 ); Musée d`Art. Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1973); Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź (1975); Konsthall, Lund  (1977); Centre Pompidou, Paris  (1983); Foundation Miró, Barcelona (2000); retrospective exhibition, WIELS Contemporary Art Center, Brussels; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2011); Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955?1972, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2012)


bronze, polyester | h: 63 cm

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