Joel Shapiro's Early Works at Paula Cooper Gallery

    Liza Béar


    “A visit to an exhibition of early works (1969–1979) by Joel Shapiro at the Paula Cooper Gallery, 521 West 21st Street, New York. Intimate in scale but psychologically intense, mostly cast in iron or bronze, these hand-sized sculptures bucked the trend in the 70s towards more massive forms. Either unique objects or in a limited edition, they were first shown at Paula Cooper downtown in 1970, pre-SoHo, and at the Clocktower on Broadway and Leonard.”