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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Photos by My Father: Sculptor Alexander Calder

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12 comments:

  1. Robert ReichardtMay 25, 2021 at 8:19 PM

    One of my favorite artists. A true genius. These photos were taken at his house/studio in Roxbury, Connecticut in the late 1960s(notice the Volkswagen wagon).

    For those interested in discovering more about this great man's life here is an excellent source:

    https://www.amazon.com/Calder-Conquest-Space-Later-1940-1976/dp/0451494113/ref=asc_df_0451494113/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=416747579000&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5707560595201189736&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9029448&hvtargid=pla-900576568202&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=95590145484&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=416747579000&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5707560595201189736&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9029448&hvtargid=pla-900576568202

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    1. Ahh, Mr. Reichardt, you are absolutely right! Calder is also one of my top preferred artists (Constantin Brancusi, and Henry Moore and Andy Goldsworthy are other favourites). It's really delightful to see glimpses of the man and his home life here.

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    2. The Calder family left quite an imprint on the city of Philadelphia. His grandfather did the sculptures on City Hall including the 37-foot William Penn on top and his father did Swann Fountain among many other things.

      Timely post by the way as there is a Calder exhibition on at MoMA right now.

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  2. Gifted artists, one in front of the camera, one behind. As Ansel Adams said”You don’t take a photograph you make it.” Thank you for sharing these beautiful images.

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  3. I have always liked his work. But I LOVE the photographs!

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  4. Superb! Thank you so very much!

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  5. I remember a class trip to the The Metropolitan Museum of At in the '70s(!) to see his mobiles. Captivating!

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  6. Wow. Very impressive man indeed.

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  7. A great eye behind the camera. Thank you for sharing. Is there some sort of compilation of your father's photos for the public to see?

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  8. Beautiful photos, and such history !

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  9. These images really are priceless in telling the story behind his art. I enjoyed seeing them and appreciate you posting them to share.

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  10. You won't find cabinet hardware like that at Restoration Hardware.

    Will

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