Monday, November 10, 2008

Alexander Calder: The Paris Years

Calder at the Whitney

Though the craftsmanship is certainly capable, it is not of a level that would be unreachable by a committed individual with a pair of needle nose pliers, a roll of galvanized wire and a day to spend under a shade tree. Including a lunch break and an afternoon nap, I suspect that most people could acquire the skills to create a replica of this Calder work. Of course, all you would have would be a recreation, as craftsmanship is a distant second to the artistry.

Alexander Calder: The Paris Years, 1926-1933 at the Whitney