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

Postwar Italian Art History Today: Untying the Knot (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018). Postwar Italian Art History Today brings fresh critical consideration ...
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Un monumento al momento - Medardo Rosso e le origini della scultura contemporanea (Johan & Levi Editore, 2017). Artista amato ...
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A Moment’s Monument – Medardo Rosso and the International Origins of Modern Sculpture (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017). Medardo ...
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“Icarus Fell Here”: Medardo Rosso (New York: Peter Freeman, 2009). This essay is the first to date and critically examine ...
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EXHIBITION REVIEWS

“Marino Marini. Pistoia and Venice”, The Burlington Magazine vol. 159:1377 (December 2017). A review of the exhibition Marino Marini, Passioni visive at the Palazzo Fabroni, Pistoia. Read more here ...
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“Marisa and Mario Merz. Rome”, The Burlington Magazine vol. 158:1359 (June 2016). A review of the exhibition Marisa and Mario Merz at Museo MACRO, Rome. Read more here ...
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“Rosso: the Transient Form” exhibition review in The Burlington Magazine, vol. 151: 1280 (November 2009): 787. A review of the exhibition catalogue, Medardo Rosso: The Transient Form, at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, ...
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ESSAYS IN EXHIBITION CATALOGUES

NEW ESSAY: "Attorno al collezionismo dell’arte italiana del dopoguerra in America: il ruolo di Joseph Pulitzer Jr.” in “NEW YORK NEW YORK. Arte Italiana: la riscoperta dell’America” - catalogue of the exhibition ...
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“Back-to-Back: Medardo Rosso, Giovanni Segantini, and the Outsider in Italian Modern Art” in Orizzonte Nord Sud. Protagonisti dell’arte europea ai due versanti delle Alpi – Leading Figures of European Art ...
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“Diana Al-Hadid: Regarding Medardo Rosso”, catalog published on the occasion of the exhibition Diana Al-Hadid: Regarding Medardo Rosso at Marianne Boesky Gallery, February 8 - March 19, 2014. Essay by ...
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"Luciano Fabro: Drawing as Dialogue" in Luciano Fabro. Disegno In-Opera, exhibition catalogue, GAMeC (Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo (Milan: Silvana Editoriale, 2013) An essay that analyzes Luciano Fabro’s ...
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“Medardo Rosso” in Winds of Change: the Milanese Avant-Garde 1860-1900, ed. F. Licht (Naples, FL: The Gilgore Collection, 2003): 84-103 Catalogue entries on several works by Medardo Rosso ...
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"Medardo Rosso: Ecce puer, 1906" in Leggere l’arte, S. Fugazza, ed. (Piacenza, Galleria Ricci-Oddi, 2002): 79-88. A critical examination of Medardo Rosso’s Ecce puer (1906) and its often contradictory readings by ...
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ESSAYS IN EDITED VOLUMES

“I represent the encumbrance of the object in the vanity of ideology.” Lo Spirato (The Expired One) in Luciano Fabro, ed. Silvia Fabro, Galleria Christian Stein, Milan, 2017 ...
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“Luciano Fabro: Bitter Sweets for Nadezhda Mandelstam” in The Taste of Art: Cooking, Food, and Counterculture in Contemporary Practices (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas press, 2017). The Taste of Art examines the role ...
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“Everywhere and Nowhere: Medardo Rosso and the Cultural Cosmopolitan in Fin-de siècle Paris” in S. Waller and K. Carter, eds. Strangers in Paradise: Foreign Artists and Communities in Modern Paris, ...
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"Cracking the Code, What Leonardo da Vinci Can Show us About Teaching Art History in Today's Study-Abroad Setting", in C. Ramsay Portolano, ed. The Future of Italian Teaching (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars, 2014) ...
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"Markets, Bacchanals and Gallows': Luciano Fabro’s Italia all’asta in Piazza Plebiscito in Naples (2004)" in A. Nova and S. Hanke, eds. Platzanlagen und ihre Monumente: Wechselwirkungen zwischen Skulptur und Stadtraum (Berlin: ...
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"Who Calls me Villain? The Italian Professor Facing the American Student Evaluation Process", in M. Capovilla, A. Faggi, C. Zaiontz, eds, Culture shock? Studenti statunitensi in Italia: una sfida transculturale ...
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"Art is Glimpsed. Luciano Fabro’s Penelope", in J. Hirsh and I. Wallace, eds., Contemporary Art/Classical Myth (London: Ashgate, 2011): 57-86 An essay that explores Luciano Fabro’s Penelope, a work first ...
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“Shattering the Mould: Medardo Rosso and the Poetics of Plaster” in R. Frederiksen and E. Marchand, eds., Plaster Casts: Making, Collecting and Displaying from Classical Antiquity to the Present (Berlin: ...
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“Fleeting Revelations, The Demise of Duration in Medardo Rosso’s Wax Sculpture” in Ephemeral Bodies: Wax Sculpture and the Human Figure, R. Panzanelli, ed., Getty Research Institute Issues and Debates Book ...
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“Medardo Rosso: Ecce puer” in Da Hayez a Klimt. Maestri dell’Ottocento e Novecento della Galleria Ricci Oddi, Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Piacenza (Milan: Skira, 1997): 147-149. An exhaustive catalogue entry ...
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JOURNAL ARTICLES

“The afterlife of sculptures: posthumous casts and the case of Medardo Rosso (1858–1928)” Journal of Art Historiography (June 2017). Read full text here ...
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"If the Boot Fits…Luciano Fabro’s Italie", In G. Gazzola, guest ed., Italy from Without. Forum Italicum vol. 47: 2 (August 2013): 431-462 This essay opens an art historical perspective on ...
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"Sealed Between Us. The Role of Wax in Luciano Fabro’s Tuˆ". Oxford Art Journal vol. 36:1 (March 2013): 13-38 This essay examines the role of red sealing wax in Tu ...
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"Servant of Two Masters. Lucio Fontana’s 1948 Sculptures in Milan’s Cinema Arlecchino". Oxford Art Journal vol. 35:3 (December 2012): 337-361 This essay critically assesses two hitherto unstudied sculptural decorations by ...
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“An Enfant Malade by Medardo Rosso from the Collection of Louis Vauxcelles”, The Burlington Magazine vol. 152:1292 (December 2010): 727-735. The essay recovers a hitherto unknown wax cast by Medardo ...
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“Ambivalent Bodies: Medardo Rosso’s Brera Petition”, The Burlington Magazine vol. 142:1173 (December 2000): 773-777. The essay uncovers and publishes a critical examination of the original documents related to Medardo Rosso’s ...
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"L’esordio milanese di Medardo Rosso," Bolletino dell’Accademia degli Euteleti (December 1998), vol. 65, pp. 185-201. Hecker’s essay presents her discovery of Medardo Rosso’s hitherto unknown first exhibition at the Indisposizione ...
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“Medardo Rosso’s first commission”, The Burlington Magazine vol. 138:1125 (December 1996): 817-822. The essay presents original documents related to a hitherto unstudied funerary monument by Medardo Rosso entitled La Riconoscenza ...
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TRANSLATIONS

Read Fabro’s writings in English in Hecker's translation here ...
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