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  • Pia Stadtbäumer

    Galleria Raffaella Cortese | Via Stradella 1

    In Pia Stadtbäumer’s sculptures, the human form is modeled in a classical manner, but with various abnormalities incorporated—some barely perceptible, others blatant. In the past she has created wax bas-reliefs that scrupulously reproduce the physiognomies of her friends and acquaintances, but with the features deformed in ways that are either horrifying or merely psychologically suggestive. She typically works from a photograph of a particular person; and the three figures in the show, her first in Milan, were based on a snapshot of her nephew Max. To create the sculptures on view, she first

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