Sculpture: Take Apart and Look Again

Lord of a sumptuous villa, master of a 200-worker foundry, Miguel Berrocal is, at 36, the latest in a long and rather glorious tradition of Spanish grandees in the arts. Like Picasso and Dali before him, he is both a dazzling technician and a self-consciously public personality, immoderately gifted and immodestly inclined to say so. With his French-born wife Michele, he presides over the 40-room Villa Rizzardi outside Verona, a Renaissance palazzo set among stately cypresses and broad formal gardens that he has studded with his own works. There, the couple entertains...

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