Sculpture: Chez Rodin

There was a time a few years ago when the only U.S. sculpture well known abroad was the bric-a-brac-cluttered black boxes of Louise Nevelson and the swinging mobiles of Alexander Calder. And even Calder hardly counted, since most Frenchmen consider him French anyway (he has a second studio in Saché). But last week more than 13 tons of the New World descended upon Paris in the largest exhibition of American sculpture ever shown in Europe. The site, of all places, was the Rodin Museum, and the impact nothing short of formidable.

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