Alina Szapocznikow

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

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Alina Szapocznikow

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


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



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From a series called Ivory.