Alexander Calder

American, 1898-1976

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Alexander Calder

American, 1898-1976

10,059 followers

American artist Alexander Calder changed the course of modern art by developing an innovative …

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American artist Alexander Calder changed the course of modern art by developing an innovative method of sculpting, bending, and twisting wire to create three-dimensional “drawings in space.” Resonating with the Futurists and Constructivists, as well as the language of early nonobjective painting, Calder’s mobiles (a …

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Selected career achievements
Blue chip
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
High auction record
$26m, Christie's, 2014
Solo show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 8 more
Group show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 19 more
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 2 more
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 6 more
Participated in a major biennial
documenta, and 1 more
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