Saturday, February 14, 2009
From "Calder's Circus," 1926-1933
"Fanni, the Belly Dancer"
AP photo by Sheldan Collins
For more images, check out the Whitney's site here
From the elaborate use of eclectic materials to the quirky film direction, Calder won me over in this bizarre peek into his early Paris years. (Note: I am a sucker for wire sculpture). The remarkable craftsmanship took backseat to the creative output achieved in his characters. And seeing the exhibit with Ruby, a wide-eyed one year-old friend, accentuated the excitement the work demands!