Sculpture: Mansions of Mystery

Crowds of New Yorkers surging past the Whitney Museum's Andrew Wyeth show (TIME, Feb. 24), which has already drawn 170,000 visitors, found themselves in for a delightful surprise when they reached the topmost gallery. There an almost cathedral hush was induced by a full-scale retrospective display of the work of Sculptor Louise Nevelson. Awed spectators moved from darkened room to darkened room, observing Nevelson's monumental spotlighted pillars and walls built of orange crates, dowels, spindles and other bits of wooden bric-a-brac but sprayed either all black, all white or all gold....

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