“Unique Forms of Continuity in Space”

New York

The Museum of Modern Art

Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Torso, 1913-14. Cast stone, 37.5 x 18.75 x 14 in.

The exhibition “Unique Forms of Continuity in Space,” part of the “modernstarts; PEOPLE” show at the Museum of Modern Art, was a component of a general overview of the period 1880 through 1920, when the articles of modernity were becoming known to an ever-increasing audience. “Unique Forms,” devoted to figurative sculpture, played with a number of sculpture’s attributes, as developed by curator John Elderfield, who writes in his brief catalogue essay that “the change from figurative sculptures that are mainly perceived as figures to those that are mainly perceived as sculptures occurred in the period between 1880 and 1920.” … See the print version of Sculpture Magazine for the full review.

Henri Matisse, Jeannetie (lV), 1910-11 Bronze, 61.3 x 27.4 x 28.7 cm.