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 Press, 2003).

A groundbreaking study-exhibition that debunked the myth of Medardo Rosso’s evocative wax sculptures as hand-modelled, uncovering his casting process by the gelatine-mold technique. Hecker’s catalogue essay is the first to introduce the conceptual and material nature of Rosso’s predilection for casting his own works by serial production, repetition’s importance for his creative process, and the difficulties this new view presents with respect to his lifetime œuvre and posthumous casts.

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