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Calder, 10 things to know

Updated: Jul 29, 2019

- The term ‘drawing in space’ was first used to describe Calder’s wire sculpture.

- He invented the mobile

- Duchamp wasn’t the only artist to name Calder’s objects

- In 1943 he was the youngest artist ever to receive a retrospective of his work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York

- His public sculpture La Grande Vitessewas the first ever to be funded by the National Endowment for the Arts

- His true birthdate is a mystery

- He came from a long line of artists

- He abandoned the idea of becoming a mechanical engineer

- He was politically aware

- He never wanted to be associated with any particular group of artists

Read complete article at Christie's :

https://www.christies.com/features/10-things-to-know-about-Alexander-Calder-9496-3.aspx




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