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Alexander Calder exhibition at LACMA Credit: Alexander Calder, Red Disc, 1947 © 2013 Calder Foundation, New York/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The Hot Ticket: Calder And Abstraction

Art fan or no, it is impossible not to marvel at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s staging of Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic.

With Three Quintains, a site-specific fountain commissioned in 1964, as its opener, the exhibition brings together nearly 50 of Alexander Calder’s mobiles, stabiles and maquettes, tracing the evolution of abstraction in a career lasting more than four decades.  

Very much a part of the European avant-garde – alongside Duchamp, Miró and Mondrian – the American artist is considered a pioneer of modernist sculpture. In order to best illustrate the organic nature of Calder’s work, the LACMA commissioned architect Frank O. Gehry to design the exhibition. With curved walls and panoramic views, Gehry has created a space where the kinetic sculptures can be both contemplated and celebrated.

Serene yet exciting, the exhibition is in its closing weeks. What better way to celebrate the 4th July than with a toast to one of America’s greatest modern artists?

Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic runs until Sunday 27th July at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California.

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