Blue Feather, c. 1948
Sheet metal, wire, and paint
42 x 55 x 18 inches
Calder Foundation, New York
© 2013 Calder Foundation, New York/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, photo: Calder Foundation, New York/Art Resource, NY
On view September 6, 2014 to January 4, 2015
Located in the: Dodge Gallery 2
Alexander Calder's abstract works revolutionized modern sculpture and made him one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th-century. In collaboration with the Calder Foundation, this exhibition brings together over 40 of the artist's mobiles (kinetic metal works propelled by air) and stabiles (dynamic monumental sculptures) to explore how Alexander Calder introduced the visual vocabulary of the French Surrealists into the American vernacular.
This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, in cooperation with the Calder Foundation, New York. Supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Generous support provided by Carolyn and Peter S. Lynch and The Lynch Foundation. Additional support provided by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum.