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    Alexander Calder - La Spirale - Foto: Olivier Middendorp

    Alexander Calder – La Spirale, 1958, Unesco Works of Art Collection copyright 2014 Alexander Calder Foundation, New York, Artists Rights Society, New York –  Foto: Olivier Middendorp

    An exhibition of 14 monumental sculptures by Alexander Calder (1898-1976) is at the Rijksmuseum’s outdoor space in Amsterdam until October 5.  Guest curator Alfred Pacquement, former director of the Musee National d’Art Moderne Centre Pompidou in Paris has selected mobiles, stabilies and standing mobiles by Calder from major museums and private collectors.  In addition, four Calder sculptures will be installed inside the museum, allowing visitors to explore the relationship of Calder’s monumental outdoor sculpture to indoor works, including the mobiles for which he is best known. 

    Calder at the Rijksmuseum features works from public and private collections including the Calder Foundation, New York, Pierre Giannada, Martigny, Musée National d’Art Moderne Centre Pompidou, Paris, Middelheim Museum, Antwerp and the UNESCO Works of Art Collection. 
    The exhibition is the second in a series of annual sculpture displays which will be presented in the gardens of the Rijksmuseum over the next four years.


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