It is a pitifully insecure piece of art criticism that sows only scorn.
For the record: Arnaldo Pomodoro's monumental sculptures are in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hirshhorn Museum, Stanford University and at least 60 other public collections in the United States, Asia and Europe. One of his major pieces has long held a position of honor in the lobby of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Pomodoro's one-man exhibits are too numerous to list. To list the international art prizes he has been awarded would also fill pages. Finally, it should at least be noted that scholars and serious art critics always discuss Pomodoro's sculpture when relating the history of art to our times.
Arnaldo Pomodoro, at the peak of a distinguished career, does not need the Fisher Gallery to enhance his reputation. Rather, it is we, the people of the City of Los Angeles, who can profit by being privy to his special vision.