At Art Basel Miami Beach 2012, Fondation Beyeler presented two major works by Alexander Calder, Snow Flurry (1948) and Untitled (c. 1939). In this video, the president of the Calder Foundation, Alexander S.C. Rower, talks about the two exceptional mobiles, revealing some exciting background knowledge on the works.
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. In contrast, the untitled black standing mobile had its first public appearance at Art Basel Miami Beach 2012. It has been famously photographed by the Swiss photographer Herbert Matter outside Alexander Calder’s studio in 1940, but has never been on public view before.
Alexander Calder at Fondation Beyeler and Art Basel Miami Beach 2012. Interview with Alexander S.C. Rower (Chairman and President, Calder Foundation), December 5, 2012.
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