Charles Simonds


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Since 1970, Charles Simonds has created dwelling places for an imaginary civilization of "Little People" who migrate through the urban neighborhoods of cities all over the world: New York, Paris, Shanghai, Berlin, London, and Dublin, among others. Museum goers may be most acquainted with the artist's sculpture, Dwellings, 1981 nestled into the stairwell of the former Whitney Museum of American Art on Madison Avenue.

Charles Simonds's work can be found in public collections in America and abroad, including: Les Abattoirs—Art Moderne et Contemporain, Toulouse, France; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneous, Mexico City, Mexico; Denver Art Museum, CO; Fundación "la Caixa," Barcelona, Spain; Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (IVAM), Spain; Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland; Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; and the Whitney Museum of Modern Art, New York. 


View of the gallery’s installment of Charles Simmond’s organic sculptures.