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Friday, September 15, 2006

Tools of the Trade

Without knowing anything about the exhibit, I enter the temperature-controlled Chelsea gallery filled with prehistoric sculpture and think I am suddenly at the Met. This isn't the Met, however; it's Pace Wildenstein gallery. And these aren't ancient sculptures; these works are strictly 1980s' constructs. Artist Michael Heizer has created enlarged versions of Paleolithic and Neolithic stone tools. The sculpture are between five- and 16-feet long. These gigantic replicas have a Brancusi sleekness but, at the same time, feel like they could be in the Museum of Natural History. (Images via Pace Wildenstein gallery)