Ad Reinhardt famously remarked that ‘Sculpture is something you bump into when you back up to look at a painting’ – a quip relies on one of sculpture’s characteristic qualities, its status as a three-dimensional object. Artists known primarily as painters, such as Pablo Picasso and Willem de Kooning, have taken up sculpture to think through problems or seek alternative experiences, while sculptors frequently turn to drawing to plan future projects, explore their perceptions of existing work, or let their imaginations wander. This selection from the Nasher’s permanent collection brings together sculptures, paintings, and works on paper by artists including Picasso and de Kooning, as well as Alberto Giacometti, David Smith, and others. Find out more about the ‘2D/3D’ exhibition on the Nasher Sculpture Center’s website.
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