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I have always been a huge fan of Calder’s mobiles, seemingly graphic pieces that move, dance and spin around a space, constrained only by thin imperceptible wires. Below’s an excerpt from the Calder Foundation website.

“Alexander Calder was born in 1898, the second child of artist parents—his father was a sculptor and his mother a painter. Because his father, Alexander Stirling Calder, received public commissions, the family traversed the country throughout Calder’s childhood. Calder was encouraged to create, and from the age of eight he always had his own workshop wherever the family lived. For Christmas in 1909, Calder presented his parents with two of his first sculptures, a tiny dog and duck cut from a brass sheet and bent into formation. The duck is kinetic—it rocks back and forth when tapped. Even at age eleven, his facility in handling materials was apparent.” Read more here.

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Written by bjornyeo

January 1, 2010 at 1:04 pm

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  1. LOVE him! Question is……. how much did Tom Ford paid for his in house….. and the one he has used to be owned by… Georgia O’Keeffe …. wow…

    YY

    January 4, 2010 at 10:59 am


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