Sculpture: Welding Their Way Up

When the two artists arrived at West Berlin's Borsig machine-tool factory to use the company's huge cutting and welding facilities, they were met with scorn. "We start work at 6:45 a.m.," the factory hands pointedly declared, fully expecting them to saunter in each day at noon. But German Sculptress Brigitte Meier-Denninghoff and her husband, Martin Matschinsky, are made of sterner stuff. Up each day at 5 o'clock, they continued working long after everyone else had gone home. Six months later, the commission—a 16-ft. stainless-steel sculpture—was completed. The workers gave the artists...

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