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Artelligence Conference Is Co-Sponsored by Armory Show, Will Focus on Calder

Alexander Calder, 'Boomerangs,' 1970. (Courtesy Artnet)

This year’s Artelligence Conference, to be held on Sept. 13, is being co-sponsored by the Armory Show in addition to Crozier, it was announced today. The day-long symposium that brings together a bevy of art world professionals from a range of roles like insurance professionals, art advisers, collectors, dealers and tax lawyers will aim to get at some of the myths and misconceptions that build up around works of art as they increase in value.

“The conference tries to be a ‘safe space’ away from the frenzy of the art fair and auction circuit,” said Marion Maneker to Gallerist over e-mail, “where we talk about art and collecting.” Read More

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Going Mobile: What Is Next for the Heirs of Sculptor Alexander Calder?

Alexander Calder standing outside his home next to several of his stabile structures. (1968) (Photo courtesy of Gjon Mili//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Alexander Calder, the Pennsylvania-born sculptor who died in 1976, is, it’s safe to say, one of New York’s, and the world’s, better known artists. One of his famous abstract mobiles turns meditatively near the high ceiling in Terminal 4 at JFK, a balm to weary travelers. A signature stabile sculpture is parked in front of Lincoln Center. And the piece of his that is likely most revered by children, his circus made from tiny puppets constructed out of humble materials like wire, cork and string, just went back on view at the Whitney Museum, complete with a film of the artist manipulating the dolls into action. Read More

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Let’s Go To The Circus

The other day we received a press release. It said, “The Circus rolls into town again!” Naturally, we were excited, not because we are particularly fond of circuses, but because we knew, since this press release came from someone at the Whitney Museum, that it had to be about none other than Alexander Calder’s artwork The Circus. Read More