Late Spanish sculptor gets 1st solo show in NYC in 26 years

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Posted: Oct 28, 2015 9:33 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — A late Spanish modernist sculptor is getting his first major solo show in New York City in 26 years.

Eduardo Chillida (chuh-YEE'-dah) is known for his monumental steel, granite and alabaster forms and their relationship to nature.

London gallery Ordovas is presenting his works at a pop-up exhibition on Madison Avenue from Friday through Dec. 19.

He's widely recognized in Europe but less known in the United States.

The exhibition will feature rarely seen pieces from the artist's estate, including a work that evokes his famous Wind Comb series of giant steel forceps that overlook the cliffs of his hometown of San Sebastian.

Chillida died in 2002.

His work was shown at a New York gallery in 1989 and at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 1980.