Tag Archives: Alexander Calder


Retrospective
Alexander Calder, Triple Gong, ca. 1948, brass, sheet metal, wire, and paint. CALDER FOUNDATION, NEW YORK/ART RESOURCE, NEW YORK/©ARTIST RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK AND DACS, LONDON

‘An Engineer of Beauty’: Alexander Calder on His Mobiles and the Later Stages of His Career, in 1973

Alexander Calder (1898–1976), whose career spanned more than half a century, continued to reinvent himself well into the later decades of his life. His work was always about motion, literally and figuratively, as the Tate Modern’s show “Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture” makes clear—his … Read More


Auctions Market News
Roy Lichtenstein's Modern Painting in Porcelain (1967) sold for $437,000 this morning at Christie's. COURTESY CHRISTIE'S

Christie’s Contemporary Art Day Sales Net $88.8 M., With Records for Gilliam, Krushenick, and for a Moment, Kelley

Christie’s finished out its contemporary-art auctions in New York with a morning sale and an afternoon sale Wednesday that offered about 400 lots and raked in $88.8 million in total. About 81 percent of the 224 lots in morning sale found buyers, while about 76 percent of the 175 lots … Read More


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Calder's Spring (Printemps), 1928.


COURTESY THE GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

Morning Links: Russia’s First-Ever Calder Retrospective Edition

An artist group called Atopie are likely responsible for the brick walls that have been found blocking entrances to a few museums in Basel, Switzerland. [Artforum]USC Roski dean denies complaints made by all seven MFA students who recently dropped out. Instead … Read More


Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Shakyamuni Beneficial to See (detail); Tibet (Drigung School Monastery); early 14th century; Pritzker Family Collection.


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9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22Opening: Alexander Calder at Dominique Lévy “MULTIUM IN PARVO” (“much in little) is the Latinate name of this Calder exhibition, arranged in collaboration with the Calder Foundation. It presents Calder’s tiniest works, the heights of which range from … Read More


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John Grillo. COURTESY COVE GALLERY

Abstract Expressionist John Grillo Has Died at 97

Abstract Expressionist painter John Grillo died of a heart failure at age 97 on November 26, just over a month after a five-decade retrospective of his work at University of Massachusetts Amherst.Born in 1917 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Grillo became interested … Read More


Artists News
Alexander Calder's Janey Waney (1969) is now on view in Gramercy Park. COURTESY THE CALDER FOUNDATION

Calder Sculpture Returns to Gramercy Park

After stays at two venues in the Netherlands, Alexander Calder’s 1969 monumental outdoor sculpture Janey Waney was reinstalled in Gramercy Park. The 26-foot-tall standing mobile was previously on view at the Maastricht-based European Fine Arts Fair in March. In June, it … Read More


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Cuckoo Clockwork: An Afternoon With Christie’s Loic Gouzer

Swiss specialist brings big numbers, guaranteed Read More


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Fruits of the Vineyard

An ancient French vineyard is reborn as a site for permanent art installations and modern architecture Read More


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‘Macky Exmouse’

‘Macky Exmouse’ from the Archives of American Art Read More


Features
Art Smith's silver Galaxy neckpiece, ca. 1960, shown at the MFA, Boston.  ©MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON/MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON, DAPHNE FARAGO COLLECTION. USED WITH PERMISSION

Going for the Gold

More and more museums are showcasing jewelry from across cultures and centuries. Read More


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Man in Wire

A new exhibition highlights Alexander Calder's dryly comic portraits of luminaries, from Babe Ruth to Jean-Paul Sartre. Read More