Dimitri Hadzi1921-2006

MIT List Visual Arts Center
Cambridge, MA

$5,000 toward the conservation of the 1963 bronze sculpture Elmo MIT, organized by assistant director David Freilach and Cliff Craine of Daedalus Conservation. A native New Yorker, Hadzi left the modern art practices of New York to study sculpture and its relationship to architecture in the epicenter of western arts classical past, Rome. The title Elmo reflects Hadzi fascination with Greek antiquity both in its translation (Elmo means “helmit”) and its simultaneously abstract and figurative shape.