Alex Calder Performing the “Circus” (1955)

“From Oct. 16, 2008 Feb. 15, 2009, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York presented “Alexander Calder: The Paris Years, 1926-1933“, a new look at the artists early years when his radical innovations included open-air wire sculptures, his beloved and important miniature “Circus”, and the creation of a new artform, the mobile. This video excerpts scenes of Calder performing the “Circus” from a 1955 film by Jean Painleve.” – From The Whitney Museum of American Art

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