Art: Fiery Fiore

A cigar-smoking, 32-year-old sculptress named Fiore de Henriquez rippled the placid pond of British art last summer by inspiring venerable (75) Painter Augustus John to work in clay (TIME, Feb. 23). Last week Fiore was showing off her own work at her first one-woman show in London. She was a good show herself, greeting visitors with a middleweight's handclasp, swinging her heavy black mop of hair and dusting her 21 exhibits with the sleeves of her sweater. Her work was less lively than she, but it showed promise.

There were some rather conventional heads; softer, less formal busts, mostly in terra cotta;...

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