November 21, 2015 - May 28, 2016
Palm Desert, CA
Alexander Calder was a prolific American artist who infused his artwork with a wit and whimsy inspired by his early fascination with the circus. His childhood hobby of crafting objects from found materials evolved into his invention of mobiles. In addition to these sculptures, he created stabiles, or static sculptures, paintings, gouaches, drawings, prints, jewelry, and tapestries. Calder featured several artworks from private collections that have never been exhibited, including a five feet wide standing mobile constructed circa 1940.