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Alina Szapocznikow

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Polish sculptor Alina Szapocznikow is best known for her resin casts of body parts, glossy objects that present lips and breasts as luxury objects. Szapocznikow explored a black humor rooted in the fragility of the body and the sexualization of certain parts, employing such loaded symbolism as presenting the female head as an ashtray. “Through casts of the body,” Szapocznikow wrote in a 1972 artist statement, “I try to fix the fleeting moments of life, its paradoxes and absurdity.
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Alina Szapocznikow Grands Ventres, in the Kröller-Müller Museum

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Alina Szapocznikow, Fragments of lip casts, c. © The Estate of Alina Szapocznikow / Piotr Stanislawski / 2012 Artists Rights Society (.

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Alina Szapocznikow, Autoportret I (Self-Portrait I), Marble and polyester resin.

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From a series called Ivory.

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Petit Dessert I (Small Dessert I), Szapocznikow Alina Szapocznikow © The Estate of Alina Szapocznikow/Piotr Stanisławski/ADAGP, Paris. Photo by Thomas Mueller, courtesy of DACS

Sculpture-Lamp III (Fetish IX) is a lamp made with a polyester cast of a breast nestled in a bed of lace. As in her other sculptures, Szapocznikow disintegrates the body in order to work with.

Tear (Lza) by Alina Szapocznikow

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