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Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture. Retrospective at Tate Modern, London (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 11.25.2015 | Arts

With Performing Sculpture, the Tate Modern in London presents the UK's largest ever exhibition of Alexander Calder, who was one of the ground-breaking artists of the 20th Century and pioneer of kinetic sculpture.

Modigliani the High Point to Otherwise Tepid Auction Season in New York 2015

MutualArt | Posted 11.13.2015 | Arts

There's been some whispering lately about an inevitable leveling off of the art market, and it seems that day has come.

Peggy Guggenheim's Middle Essence Transformation

Tara Fass | Posted 11.12.2015 | Fifty
Tara Fass

Peggy Guggenheim in her Alexander Calder bed with a few beloved Lhaso Apso dogs Once again we turn to the cinematic mirror to learn what we can abou...

Alexander Calder's Abstract Paintings (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 07.29.2015 | Arts

Alexander Calder's abstract paintings are largely unknown, but they mark the decisive transition from figuration to abstraction in the artist's work. At the same time, they herald his first abstract sculptures in which he progressively introduced not only actual motion, but also unprecedented concepts such as sound and viewer intervention.

The Kinetic Art of Casey Curran

Wes Hurley | Posted 05.13.2015 | Arts
Wes Hurley

Drawing primarily from nature, kinetic artist, Casey Curran, creates sculptures that come alive with a turn of a handle. Intricately designed but relying on basic rules of mechanics known since Renaissance, his works invite the viewer's direct participation.

Vogue Model and Artist Christina Kruse

Kate Orne | Posted 06.20.2015 | Arts
Kate Orne

This week on Upstate Diary Christina Kruse talks about her necessity to create her own structures.

Dreams of Calatrava Fading Into the Distance

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 06.30.2014 | Arts
Rizwan A. Rahmani

When I was doing some consulting work for a Finnish Audio Company, my Finnish partner needed an office to set up shop on the cheap. He ended up rentin...

$20 Million Lawsuit Against Alexander Calder Dealer Dismissed

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has dismissed a $20 million fraud lawsuit brought by heirs of sculptor Alexander Calder against his art dealer's estate. Th...

Dancing Partners: Art and Architecture

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.26.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

There is a big difference in my mind between just an exhibition of works by great artists and an exhibition that has the courage and conviction to p...

The Art Fairs of Frieze Week 2013

MutualArt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

It's London's turn in the great art fair cycle, and Frieze and its satellites have descended upon the British city for the eleventh year. As expected, the powers behind Frieze have a world class line up of special exhibitions, film and a sculpture park that will pair contemporary and historical pieces.

Artist Turns Famous Sculpture Into A Giant Hawaiian Shirt And People Are Angry

Posted 09.26.2013 | Arts

At first glance, David Dodde's "art-on-art" installation in Grand Rapids, Michigan looks relatively benign. The hometown artist constructed a seri...

$15 Flea Market Purchase Is Actually A Rare Piece Of Art

Posted 08.15.2013 | Arts

A rare piece of jewelry plucked from a flea market in 2005 is finally heading to the bidding block, with a price tag that's sure to make any thrifter ...

Alexander Calder: Trees -- Naming Abstraction at Fondation Beyeler (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 09.21.2013 | Arts

The Calder Gallery in the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen (Basel, Switzerland) is a collaboration between the Calder Foundation and Fondation Beyeler. It's a dedicated space in the museum, where selected works by Alexander Calder are shown.

WATCH: This Surrealist Film Is Amazing

Posted 06.24.2013 | Arts

Once upon a time in 1947 a quintet of uber-famous artists got together to make a film. The result was "Dreams That Money Can Buy," the trippy tale of ...

Objects in Space: Léger, Miró, Calder

MutualArt | Posted 05.15.2013 | Arts

Hammer Galleries presents this 4th year in a row another exciting exhibition at TEFAF Maastricht entitled 'Objects in Space: Léger, Miró, Calder', featuring over fifteen paintings and five mobiles ranging from 1926-1976.

Alexander Calder at Fondation Beyeler and Art Basel Miami Beach

VernissageTV | Posted 02.13.2013 | Arts

Alexander Calder's hanging mobile Snow Flurry is one of his most popular works. The delicate white kinetic sculpture is reminiscent of snowflakes. It comes from the artist's own collection and has been widely exhibited.

Woman Makes Shocking Find At Goodwill

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 12.03.2012 | Money

MILWAUKEE -- "Red Nose" just meant a reindeer named Rudolph to Karen Mallet until she bought a print by that name for $12.34 at a Goodwill store in Mi...

Big Art Heist Reported At Dutch Museum

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 12.15.2012 | Arts

AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Thieves broke into a Rotterdam museum on Tuesday and walked off with works from the likes of Picasso, Monet, Gauguin and Matisse pot...

An Unlikely Friendship

Leigh Flayton | Posted 12.04.2012 | Fifty
Leigh Flayton

Ten years ago, I met a man who was to become one of my dearest friends. Pedro Guerrero was 85; I was 32. Neither one of us was in the market for a new pal.

Art Cars On Display In London

Posted 07.24.2012 | Arts

The Institute of Contemporary Arts in London may be closing its doors during the Olympics to accomodate beach volleyball proceedings, but that doesn't...

10 Artists with FBI Files

Posted 06.12.2012 | Arts

Arnold Mesches, "The FBI Files 16," 2001; mixed media collage on paper, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Gif...

Medicine for Your Eyes

Edward Goldman | Posted 07.02.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The first time I heard about the importance of having really good works of art displayed in hospitals, I thought to myself, what a strange idea.

Everything Solid Melts Into Air

Harris Silver | Posted 05.28.2012 | Home
Harris Silver

Another way to experience this piece is to close your eyes and hold it in your hands. When you do that you can feel the intent the maker reflected back as calmness in the object. The experience of the piece doesn't end there.

Art Fair Of The Future: Kinetica 2012

MutualArt | Posted 04.07.2012 | Arts

Just one of the many stellar sights to behold at this year's Kinetica. "Liquid Space 6.0," by Daan Roosegarde, represented by Studio Roosegarde. ...

Driving To Storm King Art Center In A W-12 Bentley

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 12.31.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

I've been to New York's outdoor art museum before -- but never on such a perfect autumn day without a cloud, under a sunny cerulean sky with brushstrokes of red, yellow and crimson painted on the surrounding trees.