Death on Earth, from the Door of Death for St. Peter’s, Rome, 1964. Lower part of the right wing, 35.5 x 15.5 in.

Giacomo Manzù and His Portal for St. Peter’s

Giacorno Manzi, who in the 1960s produced the large, bas-relief bronze doors for St. Peter’s Basiiica in Rome, has just about vanished from critical attention, especially in the U.S. He was widely respected for his ability to bring the Italian Humanist tradition to Modernist concerns of sculptural form in space…see the full feature in December’s magazine