Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic
November 24 through July 27, 2014
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Alexander Calder, best known for his large-scale mobiles, weirdly has never had a solo exhibition in a Los Angeles museum, even though the LACMA commissioned him to design a public fountain when it officially opened on Wilshire Boulevard in 1965. This new retrospective, designed by architect Frank Gehry whose serious appreciation of fun probably matches Calder’s, ranges from the 1930s through the 1960s and includes about fifty specifically selected works. This means you can look at each work without being distracted by the others.