Alina Szapocznikow Untitled c. 1963–65

  • Not on view

Szapocznikow’s interest in experimenting with readily available material led to some of her most original works on paper. Around 1960 she began to practice a variation on monotype printmaking. Szapocznikow most likely used a porous material, such as cardboard, which she variously inked or colored with a greasy black crayon or oil stick then imprinted directly onto a smooth sheet of paper, a process that provided immediate results and allowed her to work without assistants or a printing press.

Gallery label from Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955–1972, October 7, 2012–January 28, 2013.
composition (irreg.): 18 9/16 x 11 7/16" (47.2 x 29 cm); sheet: 18 11/16 x 12 5/16" (47.5 x 31.2 cm)
Alina Szapocznikow, Paris
Edgar Wachenheim III Fund
Object number
© Alina Szapocznikow. Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.
Drawings and Prints

Installation views

We have identified these works in the following photos from our exhibition history.

How we identified these works

In 2018–19, MoMA collaborated with Google Arts & Culture Lab on a project using machine learning to identify artworks in installation photos. That project has concluded, and works are now being identified by MoMA staff.

If you notice an error, please contact us at [email protected].


If you would like to reproduce an image of a work of art in MoMA’s collection, or an image of a MoMA publication or archival material (including installation views, checklists, and press releases), please contact Art Resource (publication in North America) or Scala Archives (publication in all other geographic locations).

MoMA licenses archival audio and select out of copyright film clips from our film collection. At this time, MoMA produced video cannot be licensed by MoMA/Scala. All requests to license archival audio or out of copyright film clips should be addressed to Scala Archives at [email protected]. Motion picture film stills cannot be licensed by MoMA/Scala. For access to motion picture film stills for research purposes, please contact the Film Study Center at [email protected]. For more information about film loans and our Circulating Film and Video Library, please visit

If you would like to reproduce text from a MoMA publication, please email [email protected]. If you would like to publish text from MoMA’s archival materials, please fill out this permission form and send to [email protected].


This record is a work in progress. If you have additional information or spotted an error, please send feedback to [email protected].