Art: Different Accents

Art is an international language, but it is often spoken with strong national accents. In Manhattan last week, three artists from abroad were proving the point with one-man shows. All three speak impressively, but in strikingly different ways:

Prince Henry of Hesse, 26, grandson of the late King Victor Emmanuel of Italy, speaks with the elegant inflection of European royalty in 31 nostalgically surrealist paintings on exhibit in the Carstairs Gallery. His theme: memories of his own fairy-tale childhood spent among crowned and sceptered relatives in castles, palaces and splendiferous watering places (he is also a great-grandnephew of the late Kaiser Wilhelm,...

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