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As to the thousands of small bronze and earthen bells out there, I seriously doubt Paolo had much to do with them after the first few batches of each were made decades ago...their production provided labor and some small creative outlet for the workshoppers between construction efforts. The larger pieces I thought were his direct work. Still, some may find all objects from the community and the community itself tainted by this news, and I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t necessarily find fault with that position.
One hesitates to comment; but:
Just as we are able to consider and appreciate Mr Wright's work without reference to his personal life, it will be good to return, following the current and long-overdue airing of sins and grievances, to a place where we can separate the personal from the professional, with justice and without recrimination.