Art: Conversation Pieces

The new sculptures at Manhattan's Knoedler Galleries last week were conversation pieces, not because they aim to shock, but because they converse. Sculptor Etienne Hajdu sees the world as an infinite series of dialogues—dialogues between men, between organisms, between all objects and things that make up nature. In sculpture, the dialogue is translated into the interplay of light and shadow and of rhythms and forms. The concept might seem a bit farfetched, but the results can be striking. Few sculptors can fashion of gleaming marble, glistening Duralumin and mellow bronze images of such...

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