Carole A. Feuerman

Fifty Years of Looking Good

Elegant, dreamy swimmers: Carole A. Feuerman's lifelike figures meet us as precisely captured snapshots



Edited by John T. Spike. With contributions by Claudia Moscovici and John Yau

1st edition

, 2020

Text Englisch


192 pages, 120 color illustrations

24 x 30 cm

ISBN 978-3-85881-844-7


Carole A. Feuerman is celebrated as a pioneer and one of America’s major exponents of Hyperrealism in sculpture, alongside Duane Hanson and John De Andrea. Born 1945 and educated in New York and Philadelphia, she began as an illustrator before turning to sculpture in the 1970s, soon gaining much recognition and early success. Her work has been displayed in many group shows and solo exhibitions at private galleries and public museums, as well as at major art fairs, in America, Europe, and Asia. Over five decades, Feuerman has created visual manifestations of stories telling of strength, survival, and balance. Her subject matter is the human figure, most often a woman in an introspective moment of exuberant self-consciousness shaded by erotic lassitude. Feuerman’s works represent a female state of mind rather that an alluring body meant to attract the male gaze. They suggest that women look at themselves differently from men looking at them, that a woman is more innately creative than a man. This book is the most comprehensive survey of Feuerman’s oeuvre to date. Lavishly illustrated in color throughout, it demonstrates the variety of materials and media she uses and highlights the specific qualities of her figures.


John T. Spike  is an American art historian. He lives and works in Italy as a curator, author, lecturer and critic of contemporary art.

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«Nur wenige Künstler bekennen sich so selbstbewusst zur Ästhetik des Oberflächlichen wie die US-Bildhauerin Carole A. Feuerman. Der Bildband illustriert, wie sie der in den Siebzigerjahren angebrochenen Epoche der Wellness huldigt.» Ulrich Klötzer, Der Spiegel

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Sunburn, 1981, detail. Lacquer on epoxy, 160 x 38 x 35.5 cm. Collection of Richard Lippe, New York, NY © Photo: Ellen Page Wilson

Chrysalis on Monumental Stainless Steel Sphere, installation, 2017. Figure: lacquer on epoxy with Swarovski crystals, 84 x 46 x 91 cm. Sphere: stainless steel, Ø 198 cm. © Photo: Alessandro Moggi

Christmas Carole, 1981, detail. Lacquer on epoxy, 43 x 76 x 35.5 cm. Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA © Photo: David Ashton Brown

Passages through Relationships, 1981. Lacquer on epoxy, 124 x 86 x 48 cm. Collection of the artist, New York, NY. QCC Museum, CUNY Queensborough Community College, Queens, NY © Photo: Carole A. Feuerman Studio

Magda, 2008, detail. Sand cast bronze, 190.5 x 63.5 x 38 cm. Collection of Rudolf Gutlich, Geneva, Switzerland © Photo: Alessandro Moggi

Double Diver, 2012. Bronze, 1097 x 112 x 107 cm. NetApp Corporate Building, Sunnyvale, CA, 2014. Collection of the City of Sunnyvale, CA © Photo: David Ashton Brown

Kendall Island in Knokke-Heist, 2016. Bronze, 178 x 53 x 96.5 cm. Carole Feuerman & Rabarama, 25th Edition of Sculpture Link, Knokke-Heist, Belgium, 2018. Collection of Franco Senesi, Capri, Italy. Courtesy 25th Edition of Sculpture Link

Levitation, 2018. Bronze with 24k gold leaf, 61 x 86 x 46 cm. Collection of Alexi Bezobrazov, Saint Petersburg, Russia © Photo: Jorge Alvarez

Feuerman working on Angelica maquette, 1994. Mineola studio, New York, NY. © Photo: Carole A. Feuerman Studio

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