PRINT February 1971




May I bring to the attention of your readers some remarks on the review by Sidney Geist of my monograph Brancusi’s Birds, published in your November, 1970 issue? To comment adequately on all the problems discussed in the review would require a text of comparable length, unwarranted even for the specialist. I shall, therefore, limit myself to a few points.

On p. 76 (Maiastra no. 4), Mr. Geist corrects my abbreviated reference for a show fully cited in the chronological list of exhibitions at the end of the book. The exhibition took place at the Tate Gallery between December 31, 1964 and March 7, 1965. My abbreviated form reads: London, 1965; Mr. Geist corrects it to: London, 1964. Unfortunately, “corrections” of this type—and significance—are all too characteristic of the review.

Also on p. 76 (Maiastra no. 5), Geist corrects one of the dimensions of a Bird as follows: “The circumference

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