Wednesday, January 21, 2009
One good thing to come out of my recent short lived romance with an artist was a trip to The Whitney Museum of American Art to see Alexander Calder: The Paris Years 1926-1933. I think most people are familiar with Calder through his mobiles but this exhibition brings a whole other side of Calder to light through his wonderfully creative wire caricature portraits, wire menagerie of animals, and his famous Circus. Around every corner is a new visual treat. I think this was of my favorite shows of all time and I hope everyone will try to see it before it closes on February 15th.
Alexander Calder, 'Dog', 1926-31. Wood, clothespin, and wire, Dog, 1926-31. Wood, clothespin, and wire.
Alexander Calder, Jimmy Durante, 1928. Iron wire and sculpture.
Alexander Calder, Goldfish Bowl, 1929. Wire.
Alexander Calder, Helen Wills, 1927. Wire and wood.