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Editors’ Picks: 10 Gifts for Mother’s Day 2021

Not your usual Mother’s Day gifts: here’s a roundup of what we’ve been coveting lately: Above: Fan “would be quite happy to receive one of these adorable Scalloped Jewelry Dishes by Alix Soubirian for LA shop Nickey Kehoe; $60 each. (And for more on the subject, see Trend Alert: 21st Century Scalloping.) Above: According to Permanant Collection’s founders, Fanny Singer and Mariah Nielson, “For our collaboration with the Calder Foundation, we selected the luxury Italian textile house, Gentili M...
Tags: Books, New York, Sweden, La, Philippines, Gift Guides, Alexander Calder, West Village, Brooklyn Heights, Julie, Margot, Francesca, Nickey Kehoe, Te Company, Calder Foundation, Mariah Nielson

Watch the “Greatest Juggler of the Ages,” Frances Brunn, Perform His “Painfully Exciting” Juggling Routine (1969)

When John Ringling North, then president of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, saw a pair of German  jugglers and acrobats perform in Spain, he immediately invited them to join “the Greatest Show on Earth.” A brother and sister team, Francis and Lottie Brunn would astonish audiences. In 1950, theater critic Brooks Atkinson called Francis “the greatest juggler of the ages. Not many people in the world are as perfectly adjusted as Mr. Brunn is. He will never have to visit a psychia...
Tags: Google, England, Television, College, White House, Spain, Dance, Creativity, New York Times, Francis, Palace, Eisenhower, Alexander Calder, Judy Garland, Martin, Facebook Twitter

Current Obsessions: Spring in the City

As we wrap up our Urban Eclectic issue, here are a few finds and goings-on, including virtual museum tours, pop-up shops, and more: Above: A glimpse inside Té Company: The Loveliest Tea Room in New York. Photograph courtesy of Kimoy Studios. This week in the world of urban development rumors: The Even Higher Line? Spotted via T magazine: Beverly’s NYC, an opening-now, two-months-only pop-up general store at 22 Ludlow Street; check back here for good-looking household essentials. We’re eagerly ...
Tags: Books, Paris, Alexander Calder, Beverly, Margot, Ludlow Street, Design News, Current Obsessions, John Pawson, Catherine Pawson, MoMA Everything

Alexander Calder’s Archive Goes Online: Explore 1400 Works of Art by the Modernist Sculptor

Like all great artists, Alexander Calder left his medium quite unlike he found it. Nearly 45 years after his death, Calder’s expansion of the realm of sculpture in new directions of form, color, and engineering remains a subject of voluminous discussion, including critic Jed Perl’s Calder: The Conquest of Time and Calder: The Conquest of Space, a two-part biography published in full last year. More recently, a wealth of material has come available that enables us to conduct Calderian invest...
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Bett Williams' Playlist for Her Memoir "The Wild Kindness"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Roxane Gay, and many others. Bett Williams' memoir The Wild Kindness is a fascinating and compelling exploration of self and discovery through psychedelics. Kirkus wrote of the book: "An exuberant endorsement of the use of ps...
Tags: Europe, Music, Texas, Rihanna, David, Netflix, Vogue, Portland, John Coltrane, New Mexico, Terry, Santa Barbara, Alexander Calder, Marfa, Kristin Hersh, Patty Griffin

The Top Must-See Attractions in Denver This Summer

Denver as a city has been popular as a tourist choice since the 1850s, and why not? Whether you want to take a short vacation or live, Denver is just the place to be.  A perfect vacation spot for families and friend groups, Denver has all you are looking for. There are tons of art galleries and green parks to explore. Then there are Red Rocks Park and Amphitheaters – the rainbow-like city has a lot to offer. Denver has tons of summer activities the whole family can enjoy! So, how do ...
Tags: Fashion, Usa, Denver, Alexander Calder, Pete, Esquire, Coors Field, Rocky Mountain National Park, City Park, Denver Botanic Gardens, Red Rocks Park, Lower Downtown Denver, Emerald Lake Colorado Springs, Denver Cheesman Park, Museum of Nature and Science The Red Rocks Park, Everland Immersive Art Park Everland

Eastern Airlines Flies Again

NEW YORK – The Eastern Airlines brand is taking another trip. Eastern was once once of the best-known carriers in the U.S., filing for bankruptcy in 1991. Later, the name was acquired and revived, only to fold again. This January, a new group revived the brand. The first flight was a Boeing 767ER that flew from New York’s Kennedy International to Guayaquil, Ecuador, one of only a handful of initial destinations for the small airline. The company has strong leadership, and a backer. The company i...
Tags: Usa, New York, Los Angeles, Airlines, Ecuador, Boeing, Guyana, Branding, Alexander Calder, Eastern, Guayaquil Ecuador, Eastern Airlines, Braniff International, Kennedy International, Steve Harfst, COO of IndiGo Airlines of New Delhi India

Alexander Calder Exhibition Space Planned in Philadelphia

After decades of discussion and planning, an institution dedicated to the work of Alexander Calder will open in Philadelphia, with construction beginning next year.  “We don’t know what we’re going to call it, but it’s not a museum,” said Alexander S.C. Rower, president of the Calder Foundation and the artist’s grandson. “The experience is where the art […]
Tags: Art, News, Philadelphia, Art News, Alexander Calder, Minipost, Calder Foundation, Alexander S C Rower

Alexander Calder Banners Rediscovered in Philadelphia

A set of banners designed by Alexander Calder and thought destroyed  have been discovered in Philadelphia.  “We are honored to be a part of the ongoing story of these beautiful works by Alexander Calder, which were created as public art and which will continue their life as such at Parkway Central,” says Siobhan A. Reardon, president and director […]
Tags: Art, News, Philadelphia, Art News, Alexander Calder, Minipost, Parkway Central, Siobhan A Reardon

Rare Set Of Banners By Alexander Calder, Long Thought Lost, Reappears In Philadelphia

“Eight colorful banners designed [for the 1976 Bicentennial] by Alexander Calder that were lost for decades, then thought destroyed, and then serendipitously found and displayed for about six weeks a decade ago — only to vanish again from public eye and memory — have been found once again, and will be exhibited permanently in the Parkway Central Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer
Tags: Art, Philadelphia, Alexander Calder, Visual, 01.28.20, Alexander Calder Long, Parkway Central Branch

48 Hours in Mexico City: The Perfect Two Day Itinerary for Mexico City

Whether you’re planning a trip to Mexico City or just on a short stopover on your way to visit other places within the country, you should make the most out of your time by visiting some of the most popular attractions in the city. Below, you’ll find my recommended two day itinerary for Mexico City. Day 1 Itinerary: Your first day in Mexico City will include six different sights and attractions located within the Zocalo and the Reforma / Chapultepec area. The city center of Mexico...
Tags: Travel, Pinterest, Mexico, Russia, Unesco, Mexico City, Mesoamerica, Unesco World Heritage Site, Destinations, Alexander Calder, Eugene, National Museum of Anthropology, Lazaro Cardenas, Aztecs, Virgin Mary, Trotsky


I was reading a NYRB article by Hilary Spurling about Alexander Calder when it occurred to me to look “mobile” up in the OED. I was very surprised to find there were five separate entries for it as a noun: mobile, n.1 Brit. /ˈməʊbʌɪl/, /ˈməʊbᵻli/, U.S. /ˈmoʊb(ə)l/, /ˈmoʊbəli/ “In the medieval version of the Ptolemaic system: the outermost of the concentric spheres supposed to revolve around the earth (Obsolete); A body in motion or which is capable of movement (Now archaic and historical); A ...
Tags: Uncategorized, Alabama, Paris, Linguistics, New Zealand, Gulf Coast, Jones, Art News, Calder, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp, Hilary Spurling

Barcelona Itinerary: How to Spend Your Time in This Incredible City in 2019

Posted: 1/7/19 | January 7th, 2019 Barcelona is one of the most popular destinations in Europe. It’s a city that I’ve been to many times. Once a major city in the Roman Empire, the city still places an important role in the region and is home to millions of residents and visitors enjoying all the delicious sangria and gin, mouthwatering food, stunning beaches, warm weather, the rich history and culture, and unique architecture that Barcelona is famous for. Barcelona is one of the most vibrant...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona, Espanyol, Kabul, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Catholic, Neptune, Valencia, Gaudi, Antoni Gaudí, San Sebastian, Alexander Calder

Traditions: How Artists Are Challenging Alexander Calder’s Mobiles

, “Volca,” 2018, $4,000, . Mobile No. 16, $325, .So dominant were his dangling masterpieces that others avoided the form, but now, enough time has passed for others to sway beside him.
Tags: Art, News, Sculpture, Joan, Calder, Alexander Calder, Alexander, Kelly, Dan, Miró, Akashi, Flavin

A Rare Look at the Letters Between Two Art World Giants

The artists Alexander Calder and Ellsworth Kelly maintained an intimate, lively correspondence that reveals affinities both personal and aesthetic.
Tags: Art, News, Letters, Calder, Alexander Calder, Ellsworth Kelly, Alexander, Kelly, Ellsworth, Lévy Gorvy Gallery, World Giants

Alexander Calder’s “Calder: Nonspace” in DTLA

This indoor/outdoor show celebrates the American sculptor's brilliant understanding of space Alexander Calder is alive in Downtown LA‘s Hauser & Wirth through the brilliant Calder: Nonspace show—the beloved, departed artist’s first solo show in the city since 2013. The exhibition spans work from 1939 to 1976, including the brilliant artist’s mobiles and maquettes, free-standing structures and floating shapes. The title and thematic arc of the show is …
Tags: Design, La, Culture, Sculpture, Artists, Art Exhibition, Galleries, Art Show, Alexander Calder, Hauser And Wirth, DTLA, Hauser Wirth, Downtown LA

Roots of Calder’s mobiles in Pasadena

Alexander Calder is perhaps the least controversial great international artist of our time. Everyone knows and loves his delicately balanced mobiles — a field of sculpture he invented entirely on his own — and at least is familiar with the unflying pieces, too, the ones known somewhat jokingly, in a reverse-engineering of the language, as stabiles. According to his grandson, Alexander Rower, who led a group of scribes Thursday around the lovely big new Calder show now on view through Jan. 6 at H...
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Beach Stone Mobile

Nine out of ten busy humans agree: A breeze is nature's massage. (That 10th human is still at work.) Inspired by the minimalist mobiles of Alexander Calder, this version by Jeff Henderson was designed to add a touch of creative calm to your happy place. He arranges found stones so that it gently moves when the wind blows, making a unique piece of functional art: functional being its ability to create complete, utter bliss. Handmade from locally sourced stones in New England.
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Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor | Canadian restrospective of the artist opens in Montreal

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) presents the first Canadian retrospective of Alexander Calder (1898 - 1976), showcasing the full scope of the American artist who set art in motion. The exhibition sheds new light on Calder's works, as seen through the perspective of innovation. It runs September 21, 2018 to February 24, 2019.  Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor includes more than 150 works by the artist. Calder's multidisciplinary practice is shown through his wire portraits, painti...
Tags: Travel, Montreal, Calder, Alexander Calder, Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, Sue Frause, Calder Foundation, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts MMFA, Metropolitan Museum of Art New York Fletcher Fund, Metropolitan Museum of Art Art Resource New York, Whitney Museum of Art Kiki de Montparnasse, Centre Pompidou Paris White Panel

Trend Alert: The New Mobile Pendant Light, 12 Examples

Babies aren’t the only ones mesmerized by mobiles. Of late we’ve been admiring sculptural pendant lights that take inspiration from Calder—and in many cases come with moving parts that dance in the breeze. These are statement pieces that are outsized—and pricey—but have the power to transfix. Here are 12 we’re currently eyeing. Above: Influential London lighting designer Michael Anastassiades introduced his first Mobile Chandelier series in 2008, and his latest, including Mobile Chandelier 13...
Tags: Books, New York, London, La, US, David, Montreal, Lighting, Calder, Alexander Calder, Mobiles, Cincinnati, Tribeca, Lyons France, Michael Anastassiades, Hanging Lights

Hundreds Arrested In DC Protesting Trump Immigration Policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Police arrested nearly 600 people Thursday after hundreds of loudly chanting women demonstrated inside a Senate office building against President Donald Trump’s treatment of migrant families. Among them were a Washington state congresswoman, the lawmaker said on Twitter. The protests came as demonstrations occurred around the country over the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant families. They offered a glimpse of what might happen on Saturday when rall...
Tags: New York, News, Washington, Mexico, Senate, Massachusetts, India, Ap, Michigan, Portland Oregon, Donald Trump, Kirsten Gillibrand, Capitol Police, Alexander Calder, Trump, Rio Grande Valley

Large abstract sculpture near NY capitol removed for work

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A large abstract sculpture by renowned artist Alexander Calder is being temporarily removed from its spot near New York state’s capitol. State officials say Calder’s “Triangles and Arches” is being removed from the reflecting pool at the Empire State Plaza for conservation work. Paint on the 53-year-old steel sculpture has deteriorated […]
Tags: New York, News, Ap, Ny, Albany, Calder, Alexander Calder, Empire State Plaza, Nation & World

Paris in the Twenties

Oh, to be young and in Paris in the 1920s, creating myths, telling lies, rubbing shoulders with genius. Spending cheap francs on comfortable lodging, ample drink, and long dinners. British and American expatriates flocked here to learn, create, and soak up the culture. They created their private clubs in public on the cafe terraces of Montparnasse. Sometimes they read their manuscripts out loud to one another. A few of them, like Robert McAlmon established small presses to publish the works of f...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Toronto, Paris, Luxembourg, Eiffel Tower, James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, Seine, Alexander Calder, Hemingway, Ford Madox Ford, Ernest Hemingway, Henry Miller, Saint Germain, Scott Fitzgerald

Designer Profile: GamFratesi

Danish architect Stine Gam and Italian architect Enrico Fratesi are the creative minds behind Copengahen-based studio GamFratesi. Their work combines classic Danish and Italian conceptual design: “From this cross-cultural substrate they create furniture that respectfully reflects tradition while also featuring unique embedded stories, symbols and associations, often expressed in a minimalist idiom.” The enveloping Haiku is a perfect example of this simplicity. 1. Haiku for Fredericia Another pi...
Tags: Books, Balance, Compass, Shape, Bauhaus, Haiku, Chariot, Minimalist, Alexander Calder, Geometric, Cheshire, Traveller, Form, Targa, GamFratesi, Fredericia

How To Preserve Outdoor Art? Enlist The U.S. Army, Of Course

Just whoa: "Alexander Calder, who famously rejected the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1976 as a form of protest against the Vietnam War, would be extremely surprised to learn that the conservation of his outdoor sculptures is increasingly a result of a collaboration between art conservators and the US Army Research Laboratory."
Tags: Art, Alexander Calder, Visual, Presidential Medal of Freedom, 04.06.18, U S Army Of Course

Would You Wear... Mobile Earrings?

Time for geometry class. Product Information: Becca Jewelry, FARIS, Etsy What are mobile earrings? Picture a nursery with a decorative object suspended from the air above a crib that rotates slowly. Or think of a gorgeous Alexander Calder piece suspended in a modern art museum. Mobile earrings are just that, but instead of living above a baby's bed or in a museum, they live on your ears.These geometric jewelry pieces are very hip right now. In fact, we can't help drooling over all of the style...
Tags: Jewelry, Accessories, College, Trends, Earrings, Alexander Calder, Geometric, Jewelry Trends, Statement Earrings, Spring 2018, Becca Jewelry FARIS Etsy, Madewell Etsy

Calder-style Modern Art Mobile

Alexander Calder is one of my favourite artists and arguably the king of hanging sculptures, or modern mobiles as they are often referred to (although, he has worked in many more mediums). I love the playfulness of his work and photos of Calder always seem to show a twinkle in his eye. I was lucky e...By: ClaireR47Continue Reading » [Author: ClaireR47]
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The Music of Earle Brown Unwrapped and Unraveled

I have four recordings of the Earle Brown composition "December 1952", yet they all sound completely different. If you are unfamiliar with the mid-20th century New York School scene that included the contemporary composers Brown, Christian Wolff, John Cage, and Morton Feldman, then you may rightly wonder why the sonic disparity. The answer lies in the piece's score, which looks nothing like musical notation as you and I know it. It looks like a Scantron readout gone wrong, or a connect-th...
Tags: Music, New York, Biography, John, Kim, Ringo, Cage, Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, John Cage, George, Brown, PAUL, Boulez, Wolff, Morton Feldman

Living Above the Studio: At Home and Work with Lappalainen

Rivka Baake and Wilfrid Kreutz’s story is a tale of romance, creative collaboration, and the power of social media. The two met 15 years ago at an art opening in Frankfurt, where Wilfrid trained as a silversmith and Rivka, then a single mother of two young kids, was working at a children’s art school while studying art history. They became a family and the couple started patching together a living: selling vintage furniture, making their own designs under the name Lappalainen, and taking in meta...
Tags: Books, Instagram, France, Germany, Uncategorized, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Ikea, Tokyo, Maria, White, Alexander Calder, Rivka, Arne Jacobsen, Remodel & Renovation, Silke Bonde

How Josephine Baker Went From Homeless Street Performer to International Superstar, French Resistance Fighter & Civil Rights Hero

There has maybe never been a better time to critically examine the granting of special privileges to people for their talent, personality, or wealth. Yet, for all the harm wrought by fame, there have always been celebrities who use the power for good. The twentieth century is full of such figures, men and women of conscience like Muhamad Ali, Nina Simone, and Paul Robeson—extraordinary people who lived extraordinary lives. Yet no celebrity activist, past or present, has lived a life as e...
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