Art: Italian in Manhattan

Since World War II, U.S. galleries and museums have had a hard time keeping up with the outpourings of the bustling Italian art world. Last week a Manhattan gallery got around to giving one of Italy's best young sculptors, 38-year-old Pericle Fazzini (TIME, May 7), his first U.S. show. Fazzini's American debut proved once more that where the human figure is concerned, Italy's present-day sculptors are as interesting as they come.

"I want to make statues," says Fazzini, "which seem to ascend to heaven, sculptures which express the prayers and sacrifices of men in the face of infinite time and infinite space."...

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