Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic

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Blue Feather (Photograph: Courtesy Calder Foundation, New York / Art Resource, NY / © Artres)
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Photograph: Courtesy Calder Foundation, New York / Art Resource, NY / © Artres
Three Quintains (Hello Girls) (Photograph: Courtesy of LACMA)
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Photograph: Courtesy of LACMA
La Grande vitesse (Photograph: Courtesy Calder Foundation, New York / Art Resource, NY / © Artres)
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Photograph: Courtesy Calder Foundation, New York / Art Resource, NY / © Artres
Laocoon (Photograph: Courtesy of LACMA)
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Photograph: Courtesy of LACMA
Little Face  (Photograph: Courtesy of LACMA)
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Photograph: Courtesy of LACMA
Untitled (Photograph: Courtesy Calder Foundation, New York / Art Resource, NY / © Artres)
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Photograph: Courtesy Calder Foundation, New York / Art Resource, NY / © Artres

Who says sculptures are static? Check out Alexander Calder’s balancing acts of metal rods and sheeting which sway to the air currents. "Mobiles" and "stabiles" are on view in the exhition, which was designed with the help of Frank Gehry (you'll know it when you see it). After you see the show, head to the garden to see another Calder work, this one commissioned for LACMA back in the '60s. You'll probably recognize it from previous trips to the museum—it's known as "Hello Girls" but the proper name, FYI, is “Three Quintains." Wait for the breeze to hit and become hypnotized. 

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