Writing

Sharon Hecker’s writings on modern and contemporary Italian art appear in books, edited volumes, scholarly journals, and exhibition catalogues.

New essays coming soon:

“Navigating International Networks for Modern Sculpture at the Fin de siècle: The Case of Medardo Rosso,” Imagined Cosmopolis: Internationalism and Cultural Exchange at the Fin de Siècle (Peter Lang, 2018)

“The Modern Italian Sculptor as International Entrepreneur: The Case of Medardo Rosso,” Art Crossing Borders: The International Art Market in the Age of Nation States (E. J. Brill, Radboud Series in the Humanities, 2018).

Books and Reviews

“Medardo Rosso: Ecce puer”

“Medardo Rosso: Ecce puer” in Da Hayez a Klimt. Maestri dell’Ottocento e Novecento della Galleria Ricci Oddi, Galleria d’Arte Moderna ...
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“Medardo Rosso”

“Medardo Rosso” in Winds of Change: the Milanese Avant-Garde 1860-1900, ed. F. Licht (Naples, FL: The Gilgore Collection, 2003): 84-103 ...
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Medardo Rosso: Second Impressions

Medardo Rosso: Second Impressions (co-authored with Harry Cooper), Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA (New Haven and London: Yale University ...
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“Icarus Fell Here”: Medardo Rosso

“Icarus Fell Here”: Medardo Rosso (New York: Peter Freeman, 2009). This essay is the first to date and critically examine ...
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“Rosso: the Transient Form”

“Rosso: the Transient Form” exhibition review in The Burlington Magazine, vol. 151: 1280 (November 2009): 787. A review of the ...
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“Luciano Fabro: Drawing as Dialogue”

"Luciano Fabro: Drawing as Dialogue" in Luciano Fabro. Disegno In-Opera, exhibition catalogue, GAMeC (Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo ...
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“Back-to-Back: Medardo Rosso, Giovanni Segantini, and the Outsider in Italian Modern Art”

“Back-to-Back: Medardo Rosso, Giovanni Segantini, and the Outsider in Italian Modern Art” in Orizzonte Nord Sud. Protagonisti dell’arte europea ai ...
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A Moment’s Monument – Medardo Rosso and the International Origins of Modern Sculpture

A Moment’s Monument – Medardo Rosso and the International Origins of Modern Sculpture (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017). Medardo ...
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An essay on the role of Joseph Pulitzer Jr. as an early collector of postwar Italian art.

NEW ESSAY: "Attorno al collezionismo dell’arte italiana del dopoguerra in America: il ruolo di Joseph Pulitzer Jr.” in “NEW YORK NEW YORK ...
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“Luciano Fabro: Bitter Sweets for Nadezhda Mandelstam”

“Luciano Fabro: Bitter Sweets for Nadezhda Mandelstam” in The Taste of Art: Cooking, Food, and Counterculture in Contemporary Practices (Fayetteville: University ...
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Essays in Exhibition Catalogues

“Medardo Rosso: Ecce puer”

“Medardo Rosso: Ecce puer” in Da Hayez a Klimt. Maestri dell’Ottocento e Novecento della Galleria Ricci Oddi, Galleria d’Arte Moderna ...
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“Medardo Rosso”

“Medardo Rosso” in Winds of Change: the Milanese Avant-Garde 1860-1900, ed. F. Licht (Naples, FL: The Gilgore Collection, 2003): 84-103 ...
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“Luciano Fabro: Drawing as Dialogue”

"Luciano Fabro: Drawing as Dialogue" in Luciano Fabro. Disegno In-Opera, exhibition catalogue, GAMeC (Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo ...
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“Back-to-Back: Medardo Rosso, Giovanni Segantini, and the Outsider in Italian Modern Art”

“Back-to-Back: Medardo Rosso, Giovanni Segantini, and the Outsider in Italian Modern Art” in Orizzonte Nord Sud. Protagonisti dell’arte europea ai ...
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An essay on the role of Joseph Pulitzer Jr. as an early collector of postwar Italian art.

NEW ESSAY: "Attorno al collezionismo dell’arte italiana del dopoguerra in America: il ruolo di Joseph Pulitzer Jr.” in “NEW YORK NEW YORK ...
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“Luciano Fabro: Bitter Sweets for Nadezhda Mandelstam”

“Luciano Fabro: Bitter Sweets for Nadezhda Mandelstam” in The Taste of Art: Cooking, Food, and Counterculture in Contemporary Practices (Fayetteville: University ...
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Fabro’s writings in English in Hecker’s translation

Read Fabro’s writings in English in Hecker's translation here ...
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“I represent the encumbrance of the object in the vanity of ideology.”

“I represent the encumbrance of the object in the vanity of ideology.” Lo Spirato (The Expired One) in Luciano Fabro, ...
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“Diana Al-Hadid: Regarding Medardo Rosso”

“Diana Al-Hadid: Regarding Medardo Rosso”, catalog published on the occasion of the exhibition Diana Al-Hadid: Regarding Medardo Rosso at Marianne ...
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Essays in Edited Volumes

“Medardo Rosso: Ecce puer, 1906”

"Medardo Rosso: Ecce puer, 1906" in Leggere l’arte, S. Fugazza, ed. (Piacenza, Galleria Ricci-Oddi, 2002): 79-88. A critical examination of ...
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“Fleeting Revelations, The Demise of Duration in Medardo Rosso’s Wax Sculpture”

“Fleeting Revelations, The Demise of Duration in Medardo Rosso’s Wax Sculpture” in Ephemeral Bodies: Wax Sculpture and the Human Figure, ...
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“Shattering the Mould: Medardo Rosso and the Poetics of Plaster”

“Shattering the Mould: Medardo Rosso and the Poetics of Plaster” in R. Frederiksen and E. Marchand, eds., Plaster Casts: Making, ...
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“Art is Glimpsed. Luciano Fabro’s Penelope”

"Art is Glimpsed. Luciano Fabro’s Penelope", in J. Hirsh and I. Wallace, eds., Contemporary Art/Classical Myth (London: Ashgate, 2011): 57-86 ...
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“Who Calls me Villain? The Italian Professor Facing the American Student Evaluation Process”

"Who Calls me Villain? The Italian Professor Facing the American Student Evaluation Process", in M. Capovilla, A. Faggi, C. Zaiontz, ...
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“Markets, Bacchanals and Gallows’: Luciano Fabro’s Italia all’asta in Piazza Plebiscito in Naples (2004)”

"Markets, Bacchanals and Gallows': Luciano Fabro’s Italia all’asta in Piazza Plebiscito in Naples (2004)" in A. Nova and S. Hanke, eds ...
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“Cracking the Code, What Leonardo da Vinci Can Show us About Teaching Art History in Today’s Study-Abroad Setting”

"Cracking the Code, What Leonardo da Vinci Can Show us About Teaching Art History in Today's Study-Abroad Setting", in C ...
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“Everywhere and Nowhere: Medardo Rosso and the Cultural Cosmopolitan in Fin-de siècle Paris”

“Everywhere and Nowhere: Medardo Rosso and the Cultural Cosmopolitan in Fin-de siècle Paris” in S. Waller and K. Carter, eds ...
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Journal Articles

“Medardo Rosso’s first commission”

“Medardo Rosso’s first commission”, The Burlington Magazine vol. 138:1125 (December 1996): 817-822. The essay presents ...
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“L’esordio milanese di Medardo Rosso”

"L’esordio milanese di Medardo Rosso," Bolletino dell’Accademia degli Euteleti (December 1998), vol. 65, pp. 185-201 ...
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“Ambivalent Bodies: Medardo Rosso’s Brera Petition”

“Ambivalent Bodies: Medardo Rosso’s Brera Petition”, The Burlington Magazine vol. 142:1173 (December 2000): 773-777. The ...
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“An Enfant Malade by Medardo Rosso from the Collection of Louis Vauxcelles”

“An Enfant Malade by Medardo Rosso from the Collection of Louis Vauxcelles”, The Burlington Magazine ...
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“Servant of Two Masters. Lucio Fontana’s 1948 Sculptures in Milan’s Cinema Arlecchino”

"Servant of Two Masters. Lucio Fontana’s 1948 Sculptures in Milan’s Cinema Arlecchino". Oxford Art Journal ...
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“Sealed Between Us. The Role of Wax in Luciano Fabro’s Tuˆ”

"Sealed Between Us. The Role of Wax in Luciano Fabro’s Tuˆ". Oxford Art Journal vol ...
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“If the Boot Fits…Luciano Fabro’s Italie”

"If the Boot Fits…Luciano Fabro’s Italie", In G. Gazzola, guest ed., Italy from Without. Forum ...
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