The remains of the 25-foot tall Alexander Calder sculpture Bent Propeller, which sat outside the Twin Towers from 1971 until their destruction, is expected be on display at the 9/11 memorial museum, according to the New York Post.
Although the loss of almost 3,000 lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center understandably dominated headlines in the days and weeks that followed, the events also resulted in the loss of troves of important documents and at least two major works of art, sculptures by Auguste Rodin and Alexander Calder, the Associated Press notes today.
When painter Yves Tanguy died in 1955 at the age of 55, from a cerebral hemorrhage, he was one of the world’s better-known Surrealists. Shortly after, the Museum of Modern Age mounted a full-scale retrospective of his work, but it didn’t sustain his reputation. Once a leader of the Paris avant-garde, his wide renown receded Read More
The American artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976) is best known for his mobiles—hanging sculptures fashioned from impeccably poised lengths of wire and thin metal plates, usually colored black and red. Taking direct inspiration from Miró, Calder distilled the Catalan master’s biomorphic vocabulary to the point at which Surrealist portent became happy caprice. The mobiles don’t need Read More
Christie’s sunny expert hauls in $62 million, cultivates Gagosians of tomorrow
Seven years ago, Alicia Bona was an intern at the Marian Goodman Gallery, one of the self-replenishing army of polished private-school girls who answer phones at galleries and auction houses, then land wealthy husbands and begin a life of buying what they once cataloged. Read More
Bill Jensen is one of our most interesting-and inconsistent-painters. After looking at his recent pictures at the Mary Boone Gallery, I’ve come to the conclusion that he’s interesting precisely because he’s inconsistent. Over the years, his landscape-based abstractions have zigzagged between extremes: between the lumbering and the graceful, the undercooked and the right-on, the self-conscious Read More
Midday on Wednesday, May 2, hundreds of media heavyweights will trundle into the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria for the presentation of the American Society of Magazine Editors’ National Magazine Awards. After cocktails, lunch and a few speeches, a lucky few attendees will receive the coveted Ellie, an Alexander Calder-designed elephant statuette that entitles the Read More
In the retrospective devoted to Alexander Calder: 1898-1976 at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, one of the most revelatory moments for this visitor came at the very end of this very large exhibition. When you exit the show itself, there is immediately at hand one of the galleries devoted to the National Gallery’s Read More