Another work of art in the public spaces of Trinity College, Dublin. This large metal sculpture is ‘Cactus Provisoire’, created in 1967 by 68 more words
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The Fondation Louis Vuitton, located in the Bois de Boulogne, presents a landmark exhibition until 5 March 2018. Being Modern: MoMA in Paris showcases a selection of 200 masterpieces from the remarkable collection of the Museum of Modern Art, NY. 136 more words
ALEXANDER CALDER, Connecticut/New York/France, 1898-1976, Untitled.,… Lot 1090 –
“Calder: The Conquest of Time”, The Early Years: 1898-1940, by Jed Perl.
The American sculptor Alexander Calder has two claims to fame: in the first half of his career he invented the “mobile”, so-named by his Parisian friend Marcel Duchamp in 1931, though the term originally referred to Calder’s motor-driven assemblages rather than the arrangement of hanging shapes now a familiar sight in every nursery; and in later career he pioneered the placement of large-scale abstract sculptures in the public arena, mostly “stabiles”, a term coined by another friend, Jean Arp, perhaps in rather ironic riposte. 2,934 more words