San Francisco

Wilfrid Zogbaum

Worth Ryder Gal­lery, U.C.

Zogbaum’s sculpture, like all good art, has that most powerful capacity to kindle in our imagination the complicated orchestration of perception, sensation, notion and intuition which we feel to be the innermost and deepest content of art, be it poetry, painting, music or sculpture.

A Bird in 25 Parts is one work among the many he currently exhibits. In common with all his other works it shares the same noble and fine sculptural touch that consistently dis­tinguishes his art, but in addition, has a certain technical innovation of inter­est. As the name implies, this piece con­sists of twenty-five parts. That is, fif­teen thin-walled 3/4'' steel tubings, nine solid steel connecting rods, a “weld-on turn” (the head) of forged 1/4'' mild steel plate welded to a smaller diameter steel pipe. The pieces are finished in a baked­-on vinyl, over a sandblasted and phosphated surface. The sculpture,

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