Sculpture: Profound Primitive

"The egg is not the error of the chicken," says Jean Ipousteguy. What a sculptor makes, he implies, is what he must make, and if that urge defines a primitive, Ipousteguy is a primitive. The third leg on Man (see opposite page) has no metaphysical meaning to the shy, short artist who put it there, and he can only suspect that psychologists might be able to give some explanation.

A spate of exhibits over the past two years, including a showing at this summer's Venice Biennale, and major sales to private collectors and...

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