The first publication to explore Calder’s significance for artists who emerged in the mid-1990s and the early twenty-first century.Alexander Calder, a legendary and beloved figure in American art, has not generally been considered a major influence on contemporary artists. Yet as the twenty-first century unfolds, many artists are taking cues from Calder’s hands-on investigations of form, balance, color, and movement as well as from his foresight in what we now refer to as the creative reuse of materials. These artists are returning to explorations of structure and balance, creating expressive artworks that celebrate the visual over the intellectual experience.
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Coinciding with an exhibition at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art, curator Warren's examination of Calder's talent and influence is as elegant as the mobiles and sculptures for which the artist is known.Dec 06 2010 | Read Full Review of Alexander Calder and Contempo...