Art: His Own Rules

One of the tantalizing aspects of the sculpture show that filled the entire Galerie Breteau in Paris last week was that it consisted of only two works. But the two huge sculptures were enough to make bearded little Etienne-Martin, 47, the talk of the Paris galleries. L'Express saw a " 'new wave' of sculpture" and hailed him as "one of the principal inspirers." And the Paris edition of the Herald Tribune said, in critic talk: "His sculpture has the mysterious poetry and ferocity of nature and man at their most elemental." The critics...

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