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20130912132537-o [VIDEO] Alexander Calder: Avant-Garde in Motion. K20 Grabbeplatz, Düsseldorf   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Alexander Calder at K20 GRABBEPLATZ September 7th, 2013 - January 26th
Posted 9/12/13

The exhibition Alexander Calder – Avant-Garde in Motion at K20 Grabbeplatz – Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf (Germany) is dedicated to Alexander Calder’s work of the 1930s and 1940s. The exhibition begins with the time when Calder began to translate abstract forms into motion. The show aims to show how Calder was part of the art scene in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s and how he was influenced by the constructivists and the surrealists, and how he influenced them. This v... [more]

Calder_warhol_calder Introduction to Fisher Collection and the 75th Anniversary Exhibit at SFMOMA  
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Alexander Calder, Chuck Close, Anselm Kiefer, Roy Lichtenstein, Agnes Martin, Gerhard Richter, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol at SFMOMA - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art June 25th, 2010 - September 19th, 2010
Posted 8/5/10

Introduction to Fisher Collection and the 75th Anniversary Exhibit at SFMOMA Last Saturday, I visited San Francisco Modern Art Museum for the Calder to Warhol: Introducing the Fisher Collection exhibit. There are 160 pieces from the 1,000 plus Fisher Colletions on display. There were many impressive works and the profile and prestige of SFMOMA will increase dramatically once a new wing is build for this incredibly rich modern art collection.Several of my favorite artists are included and I... [more]

3ca2ecalder_bigred Calder and his Children   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Martin Boyce, Alexander Calder, Nathan Carter, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Aaron Curry, Kristi Lippire, Jason Meadows, Jason Middlebrook at Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) June 26th, 2010 - October 17th, 2010
Posted 7/19/10

Using tin snips and pliers, Alexander Calder fashioned his mobiles from sheet metal, wire, and bits of junk. After painting the sculptures in bright colors, he hung them from the ceiling where they move slowly in the air. Calder’s work is instantly recognizable, completely approachable, and a treat to the eye. There’s no other artist like him. Everyone loves Calder, but critics underrate him, says Lynne Warren, the long-time Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) curator. Also, she adds, Cald... [more]

Fisher_warhol Fishing the Fisher Collection   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Alexander Calder, Chuck Close, Anselm Kiefer, Roy Lichtenstein, Agnes Martin, Gerhard Richter, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol at SFMOMA - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art June 25th, 2010 - September 19th, 2010
Posted 6/29/10

Many in the art world are bemoaning the gradual extinction of the museum as a public institution, fearing its replacement by flashy private vanity projects that house even flashier collections funded by a seemingly endless influx of cash. And even those public institutions left standing are swiftly altering their operational models, shifting towards slicker, privatized programming to attract all the foot traffic that money can buy (the recent Dakis exhibition at the New Museum, for inst... [more]

E745707a Alexander Calder: The Circle and the Sphere   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Alexander Calder at Gagosian Gallery - Rome October 29th, 2009 - January 30th, 2010
Posted 11/16/09

    In a career that spanned most of the 20th century, the engineer-turned-artist Alexander Calder studied the science of motion through art. “Just as one can compose colors, or forms, so one can compose motions,” he once wrote. He was inspired by the universe as he imagined it, a balanced system based on the circle and the sphere. You can see all the elegance of his universe in Alexander Calder: Monumental Sculpture at Larry Gagosian’s Rome gallery. Calder’s moving sculptures (“mobiles,” as Marc... [more]

Calder_s_circus__1926-31 A Day at the Circus   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Alexander Calder at Centre Pompidou March 18th, 2009 - July 20th, 2009
Posted 3/30/09

This exhibition is delightful. It is permeated with lightness, brightness and a childlike joy that we rarely experience in exhibitions of modern art. The famous Calder Circus (1926-31) in the second room of this exhibition sets the tone of playfulness that echoes throughout the ensuing six rooms. New Yorkers will be familiar with the wonderful figures made of wire, wood, leather and old fabric, since The Circus has been on permanent display in its alcove at the Whitney Museum. However, here at the Po... [more]

Caldersuitcase Playful in Paris   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Alexander Calder at Whitney Museum of American Art October 16th, 2008 - February 15th, 2009
Posted 12/28/08

Alexander Calder’s transitions—he went from making large, dense paintings, to constructing visages out of nothing but wire and an otherworldly grasp of gesture, to ecstatically embracing abstraction—are all marked in Alexander Calder: The Paris Years, 1926-1933, an exhibition that allows the viewer to step over each threshold with the artist. The works in Paris Years are well-known, especially Calder’s Circus (1926-31), which has long been a beloved part of the Whitney’s collection, and his wire figures of... [more]

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