Art: Man with a Hammer

For the past 30 years, the neighbors have always known when Saul Baizerman was at work. To fashion his copper sculpture, he hangs huge sheets of shining copper from the ceiling of his Greenwich Village apartment, flails away at them with a hammer until the ringing metal bends and twists, forms dimpled bas-reliefs of prancing nudes, cherubic children, and heroic figures from mythology.

It is not the kind of sculpture calculated to make an artist rich. His massive, impressionistic panels, with their looping curves and intricate designs, are too overpowering for most people. But...

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