Art: The Stab of Truth

Two men of hammered bronze stand talking to each other, their arms poised in a way so questioning that one can almost hear their dialogue: "Where do we go from here?'' "How the devil should I know?" In another part of the room, a marvelously attenuated adolescent boy clutches a four-leaf clover and gazes imploringly at the ceiling; he is called The Wish. The pieces are both funny and sad, a bit crude and yet full of vitality. On view at Manhattan's Graham Gallery, they are the work of the Czech-born sculptor Ludvik Durchanek: a rough-hewn talent of considerable versatility and...

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