By Geraldine Fabrikant
For years sculpture was a poor relation to painting. At auction and in galleries, sale prices for sculpture were inevitably eclipsed by what eager buyers paid for canvases to fill their homes, galleries or offices but that relationship has been shifting in the last few years.........Since his appointment in 2008 as curator of modern art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, Harry Cooper has added several pieces to a nearby sculpture park not attached directly to the museum. “We are trying to make it more dynamic and lively,” he said. “Adding a Robert Indiana and a Roxy Paine has helped draw people back to the garden. There is an appetite for art that is a destination — art that people can interact with.