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Designed by Frank Gehry: the first monographic museum exhibition of Calder in Los Angeles.

One of the most important artists of the twentieth century, Alexander Calder revolutionized modern sculpture. Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic, with significant cooperation from the Calder Foundation, explores the artist’s radical translation of French Surrealist vocabulary into American vernacular. His most iconic works, coined mobiles by Marcel Duchamp, are kinetic sculptures in which flat pieces of painted metal connected by wire move delicately in the air, propelled by motors or air currents. His later stabiles are monumental structures, whose arching forms and massive steel planes continue his engagement with dynamism and daring innovation. Although this will be his first museum exhibition in Los Angeles, Calder holds a significant place in LACMA’s history: the museum commissioned Three Quintains (Hello Girls) for its opening in 1965. The installation was designed by architect Frank O. Gehry.

Karin E. Baker Editor

Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic

November 24, 2013 – July 27 Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays

LACMA (5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA) Map it $20

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