Exhibitions

Installation view of Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic showing Parasite, 1947, Red Disc, Black Lace, 1948, and Blue Feather, ca. 1948.

© 2014 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo by Kathy Tarantola/PEM.

Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic

On view September 6, 2014 to January 4, 2015

Located in the: Dodge Gallery 2

Alexander Calder's abstract works revolutionized modern sculpture and made him one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century. In collaboration with the Calder Foundation, this exhibition brings together 40 of the artist's mobiles (kinetic metal works) and stabiles (dynamic monumental sculptures) to explore how Alexander Calder introduced the visual vocabulary of the French Surrealists into the American vernacular.

This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, in cooperation with the Calder Foundation, New York. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Carolyn and Peter S. Lynch and The Lynch Foundation provided generous support. The AMG Foundation and Eaton Vance Investment Counsel sponsored the exhibition. The East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum provided additional support.

AMG

In-Kind Media Partner:
WBUR

Images

Installation view of Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic showing Red Disc, 1947 and Orange Under Table, ca. 1949.

Installation view of Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic showing Red Disc, 1947 and Orange Under Table, ca. 1949.

© 2014 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo by Kathy Tarantola/PEM.

Installation view of Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic showing La Grande vitesse (intermediate maquette), 1969 and Trois Pics (intermediate maquette), 1967.

Installation view of Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic showing La Grande vitesse (intermediate maquette), 1969 and Trois Pics (intermediate maquette), 1967.

 

© 2014 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo by Kathy Tarantola/PEM.

 

Installation view of Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic showing Snake and the Cross, 1936, White Panel, 1936, and Red Panel, ca. 1938.

Installation view of Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic showing Snake and the Cross, 1936, White Panel, 1936, and Red Panel, ca. 1938.

© 2014 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo by Kathy Tarantola/PEM.

Installation view of Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic showing Parasite, 1947, Red Disc, Black Lace, 1948, and Blue Feather, ca. 1948.

Installation view of Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic showing Parasite, 1947, Red Disc, Black Lace, 1948, and Blue Feather, ca. 1948.

© 2014 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo by Kathy Tarantola/PEM.

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