Alexander Calder: Fox, from Animal Sketching, published 1926
Alexander Calder: Goldfish bowl, 1929; a present for his mother
Alexander Calder: Bird cigarette holder, 1928
Alexander Calder: Josephine Baker iii, 1927
Alexander Calder: Acrobat, 1929
Alexander Calder: Aztec Josephine Baker, 1930
Alexander Calder: Elephant Lamp, 1928; burlap, steel scraps, paper, 8″ high
Alexander Calder: Cow, 1929 (complete with cowpat)
Alexander Calder: Performing lion from the Cirque Calder, c1930
Installation view at LACMA 2014, Â© Calder Foundation, photo Â© Fredrik Nilsen
Loved the Alexander Calder (1898 â€“ 1976) exhibition at Tate Modern last week. Others have copied Calderâ€™s technique since, but none with such delightful results. He turned his early, fluid drawings into 3D with astonishing wire sculptures, created the engaging Cirque Calder (which in his youth he lugged about between enthralled audiences in Europe and the USA in five suitcases), and invented kinetic sculpture, ie mobiles. Which charm the eye even when static. Lots of wit on show here.
See full post here: janbow's blog2016-02-04.