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Alexander Calder: To do the Circus

Brooklyn Rail: Verbatim - Featured Article - February 7, 2018

Always taciturn on the nature of his art, Alexander Calder once quipped, “That others grasp what I have in mind seems unessential, at least as long as they have something else in theirs.”1 He went about his work in the spirit of a dogged Yankee—practical, no-nonsense, and straightforward—and sidestepped the elegiac.

Or did he?


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