Art: Master of Form

Rumanian-born Constantin Brancusi is one of the 20th century's great sculptors, but only now, at 79, is he getting his first comprehensive one-man show in a major museum. For the event, Manhattan's Guggenheim Museum assembled 59 of his works in gleaming brass, rough-hewn wood and egg-smooth marble (opposite). Included are seven pieces never before seen in the U.S., lent by the sculptor from his tumble-down Paris studio where he has lived and worked for the past 30 years. Although the sculpture ranges over four decades, from his turn-of-the-century, huddled female figure, almost Oriental...

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