Sculpture: Evaporating Environments

For last October's Manhattan sculp ture festival, Artist Claes Oldenburg hired two professional gravediggers to shovel out a coffin-sized hole in Central Park, then fill it up again. Olden burg thereupon solemnly proclaimed the result a buried, invisible sculpture. Last month it was time for the West Coast's retort. At Los Angeles' Century City, three young artists constructed a sculpture that disappeared slowly before the spectators' eyes, vanishing without a trace within 24 hours. The form: a 110-ft.-long, 15-ft.-wide, 22-in.-high labyrinth. The material: dry ice, shaped into blocks and...

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