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July 20, 1961
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Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA-RDP75-00001 R000300050030-7 CPYRGHT CPYRGHT McLean Zan' Unveils Statue Crowe Grows Over Crow By Dorothy McCardle 8E@ftflT*ft1V 0i tile ill - terior Stewart Udall and_ Walt Rostow, Deputy S#e- dial Assistant to President Kennedy, took time out from national affairs last Sautrday night to attend the uiwM'Irn of5,av unique work of art in McLean, Va. ` Ari" Yi-foot Indiana lime- stone, four-dimensional ab- stract figure of a bird was the center of attention at one of the most beautiful outdoor dinner parties ever given in McLean. The bird was a stylization of a crow. some forty guests was H. Crowe, form, riy .with tie Ce raT TntelIgmaee.,, go cy. ests were seated at t, small tables on a series of terraces sloping dawn to the- ery 'edge of the Potomac iver. Huge floodlights, lo- ated in the upper branches f a series of very tall trees, earned their light upon the uest of honor-the lime- tone crow, based in a inar- le pediment. Andre Gaunoux, whose cu1ptor's studio .is in eorgetown, was taking a ow, too, as the artist. He .aid that he had created the our-eyed, four-faced bird fter studying the natural etting and the surround- ng trees, matching their tall nd simple lines. The 29-year-old sculptor as made something of a eputation for himself since oming to Washington six cars ago from Indo-China there he had been a meni- ber of the French Com- mando Corps. He has exhibited here at the Corcoran Gallery and has done a portrait in stone of the wife of the French Ambassador, Madame Herve Alphand. His father was a French wine grower "with a feeling for stone." This love of the texture of stone was In-, herited by the son. Young , Gaunoux took a degree in chemistry at the University of Dijon, expecting to go into his father's wine busi- ness. Instead, he sidestepped the grape vines in favor of sculpture. Dick Crowe's new stone crow weighs two tons and is dramatic and somewhat astonishing from every angle it is viewed. The Udall home. is next door to the Crowe estate in McLean. Sanitized -{{Approved For Release : CIA-RDP75-00001 R000300050030-7 ,JULw0 lfiu!