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Citadel of Fancy

by Sophia Powers
It has long been my opinion that the architecture of Hieronymus Bosch is under-appreciated. His menagerie of diabolical critters understandably attracts attention away from the lace-like turrets and terraces that set the stage for their mischief. Today in Chelsea, such a structure of whimsy is displayed in an arresting three dimensions. The work is weightily entitled Record of a Mortal Universe, and represents the latest installation of Brooklyn-based, Syrian-born sculptor Diana Al-Hadid. It is difficult to tell just what is going on in the delicate composition of wood, steal, pl... [more]
Posted by Sophia Powers on 10/28/07