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Gopnik's Daily Pic: Bertoia at the National Gallery

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By Blake Gopnik

Another entry from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com.

Daily Pic: Harry Bertoia's 1977 "Tonal Sculpture," recently moved indoors at the National Gallery. Bertoia's best known for the great woven-wire chairs he designed in the 1950s, but maybe his later work as a sculptor is worth revisiting. A big problem: The National Gallery sculpture will last longer, now that it's inside -- but the wind can no longer coax sounds from it.

By Blake Gopnik  | September 30, 2010; 11:44 AM ET
Categories:  Blake Gopnik  | Tags:  Daily Pic  
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