Installation View

Installation View

Installation View

Installation View

Installation View

Installation View

Thermopylae II Study, 1961
bronze
10 x 11.5 x 5.25 inches
AP

Thera I, 1964
silver
5.5 x 3 x 2 inches
XXV

Thebes, 1980
bronze
3 x 2 x .5 inches

Levitation Study, 1961
bronze
8 x 5 x 3 inches

Centaurs & Lapiths, 1950s
bronze
9.5 x 9 x 9 inches
Unique

Elephant, 1954
bronze
5.25 x 12.5 x 6 inches
I/IV

Missa Solemnis II, 1973
bronze (gold plate); 6 x 2 x 1 inches
ed. of 25

Auschwitz Model, 1957-58
bronze, 12 x 8 x 5.5 inches
unique variation

Galileo I, 1964
silver
5.5 x 3 x 2 inches
XXV

Minos Altarpiece, 1970-71
bronze, 10 x 3 x 2 inches
II/VII

Arcturus II, 1971
bronze (gold plate), 13 x 3 x 2 inches
VII/XII

Delphi (mini), 1964
silver
6 x 2 x 2 inches
XXV

Leda, 1957
silver, 9 x 2.5 x 2 inches

Leda and the Swan, 1950s
bronze
4.5 x 4.5 x 5 inches
I/II

Untitled, 1970s
bronze
13.625 x 3 x 2 inches

Gatta Romana, 1952
bronze
4.75 x 7.5 x 4.125 inches
VI

River Styx I, 1977
bronze
4.5 x 10.5 x 2.25 inches

Alternative Measures

The Small Sculptures of Dimitri Hadzi

November 22 – December 21, 2013

This exhibition focuses on Dimitri Hadzi’s intimately scaled sculptures – a rarely seen aspect of his work. Cast in silver or bronze (some gold plated), these miniature sculptures (from barely 3 inches to 12 inches high) retain a commanding sense of presence and identity, their diminutive scale notwithstanding. Only a few artists of our time – Calder, Giacometti, Moore among them – shared Hadzi’s facility with large and small scale, moving effortlessly between the two.
Hadzi’s sculpture reconciles the competing claims of figuration and abstraction; expressionism and emotional restraint; intimate scale and monumentality; delicacy and mass. His comprehensive knowledge of ancient cultures and Greco-Roman art led to the development of a personal lexicon of forms that reflect the past and simultaneously contribute to the evolution of 20th century sculpture.
Born in New York City on March 21, 1921, Hadzi graduated from Cooper Union in 1950 and received a Fulbright Fellowship in the same year. After studying sculpture in Greece, he moved to Rome under the GI Bill where he lived for twenty-five years. Hadzi returned to the U.S. where he taught at Harvard University for fourteen years. He continued to create sculpture until his death in 2006.
Hadzi is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC; and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Receiving over twenty sculpture commissions during his lifetime, Hadzi’s work appears in public squares, concert halls, federal and private plazas, and universities throughout the world.

Press

Dimitri Hadzi - Danese/Corey catalogue 2013

Alternative Measures: The Small Sculptures of Dimitri Hadzi

Nov. 22 - Dec. 21, 2013