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Alexander Calder at the Nasher Museum of Art

June 17, 2012

Visiting the Alexander Calder exhibit on its last day at Duke fulfilled a childhood curiosity stemming from my 3rd grade reading book about Calder’s work (more on his work here).

The only problem with the exhibit? They had a strict “NO BLOWING” policy. It was a shame because the joy of his work is the subtle, smooth, seamless movement of his pieces. There were a few moments when the pieces were set in motion like the video below (about a minute into it you see a larger shot of the mobile).

What would it take to convince Grisha to weld a Calder-inspire mobile? Probably a house with a big garage…

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 17, 2012 8:36 pm

    The video is mesmerizing! Love his work, especially the circus, jewelry, and the pieces made from found things. True genius

    • June 18, 2012 12:43 am

      I was surprised at how hard it was to find a video which accurately but artistically portrayed his mobiles. I hope more videographers and film makers document his mobiles for people all over the world to experience them from afar.

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