Sculpture: The Heroic Bather

Manhattan's new Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is also meant to be a showcase for the visual arts. One plaza is already filled with a computerized, illuminated fountain. To adorn another, the center's designers sought a "heroic" sculpture to break up the geometric, travertine-and glass-sided space between four buildings. They picked Britain's monumental Henry Moore (TIME cover, Sept. 21, 1959) to fill the tall order. Last week the largest Moore sculpture ever made arrived—a two-piece bronze whose shells are cast as thin as a paperback whodunit, yet still weigh nine tons....

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