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DAILY PIC: In MoMA’s show of the fascinating Polish artist Alina Szapocznikow, who died young in 1973, my favorite works crossed over between art and design - like these “Belly Cushions”, from 1968, that she’d hoped to put into mass production. The “new” MoMA is sometimes accused of having a corporate ethos, but  with shows like this, of obscure, neglected figures from far points (from us) on the globe, I think it defeats such accusations. At the moment, the Modern has nothing crowd pleasing and easy on view. Oh, wait. There’s Munch’s “Scream”. (Image © The Estate of Alina Szapocznikow/Piotr Stanisławski/ADAGP, Paris) 
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Nov 8, 2012

DAILY PIC: In MoMA’s show of the fascinating Polish artist Alina Szapocznikow, who died young in 1973, my favorite works crossed over between art and design - like these “Belly Cushions”, from 1968, that she’d hoped to put into mass production. The “new” MoMA is sometimes accused of having a corporate ethos, but  with shows like this, of obscure, neglected figures from far points (from us) on the globe, I think it defeats such accusations. At the moment, the Modern has nothing crowd pleasing and easy on view. Oh, wait. There’s Munch’s “Scream”. (Image © The Estate of Alina Szapocznikow/Piotr Stanisławski/ADAGP, Paris)

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    This show is really really worth seeing, we went for my class and I think Alina Szapozcnikow is one of my favorite...
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    Alina Szapocnikow
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    TL;DR: “belly cushions”
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