Art: Mellow Master

"It's an ordeal for an artist to see most of the work he's done in the past decade all put together," said British Sculptor Henry Moore recently in Manhattan. "It's like reviewing your life and being —well, a bit critical." He was tired after a week spent supervising the installation of two large one-man shows in two midtown galleries, but Henry Moore need not have worried. At 71, his work shows fresh subtleties of invention and a heightened sensuousness of surface.

Eccentric Orbit. The New York shows include a total of 43 bronzes at the...

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