David Hare, Man Running, 1954. Bronze and welded steel on wood base, 22 x 31 x 11 in.

David Hare

San Francisco

Weinstein Gallery

The Weinstein Gallery is to be commended for bringing attention to American artists who were close to the Surrealist movement, including Enrique Donati, Gordon Onslow Ford, Jimmy Ernst, and David Hare. In today’s media-drenched culture, our recall of artists is as short-lived as our attention to political events, and Hare has been out of view for too long. A major bridge between the Surrealists in exile in New York and what we know as the New York School, he was also an innovative sculptor who produced singular work based on what Sartre called “emotional imagery.” In 1944, when Hare had a solo show at Peggy Guggenheim’s Art of this Century Gallery, Howard Putzel described him in the catalogue as “the best sculptor since Giacometti, Calder, and Moore.” …see the entire review in the print version of January/February’s Sculpture magazine.