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The Man Who Invented the Mobile: Visiting LACMA's Calder Exhibit

Posted By: Sheila Tepper · 5/23/2014 10:56:00 AM

Mid-century artist Alexander Calder is the man who invented the mobile, those kinetic sculptures with delicate abstract shapes suspended in the air, and always on the move. Stephanie Barron is the Senior Curator and Department Head of Modern Art at LACMA. When she realized Los Angeles had never seen a museum exhibition devoted to Calder, she went to work. The fruit of her labor is "Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic." KUSC talked Barron at the exhibition.

Three Quintains

The fountain Calder created at LACMA, Three Quintains.


Calder 2

Calder 3

Calder 4

Calder 5

All photos courtesy of LACMA.  

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