82nd & Fifth: HYPERREALITY by Kim Benzel

09/20/2013 05:21 pm ET | Updated Nov 20, 2013

"That infinite image creates an endless echoing, which is almost dizzying and supernatural," says curator Kim Benzel; though Henry Austen Layard, who excavated these reliefs and then dispersed them across Europe and the United States, felt that they were repetitive and redundant.