new-york

Walter de Maria, Mark di Suvero and Richard Serra

Noah Goldowsky Gallery

Three sculptors of notable talent fill out the restrained space of the Goldowsky front room. Two of them, Walter de Maria and Mark di Suvero, are familiar enough to be, in the present review, almost overlooked. By far, the freshest figure is a newcomer from the West Coast called Richard Serra. In the face of the current trialogue, Serra appears to link certain of the effete literary qualities of de Maria to the male principle of di Suvero. Of the three, Serra provides the most exciting contrasts of medium and literary undertone.

The featherweight is surely Walterde Maria. His floor piece, a sleek channeled swastika plus gliding steelie is such a swish impersonation of épater le bourgeois that one can only regard it as an offensive piece of puerile affectation. The di Suveros suffer of course for being small. Some are ship cable and steel wire mobiles and others randomly permuteable, although

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