Wednesday, August 29, 2012

"Works of Calder"

"Works of Calder" is a short black and white film about a young boy who happens to wander into the studio of Alexander Calder and is astonished by the amazing creations he finds.  The film shows sweeping views of the interior of Calder's Roxbury studio and the artist himself at work.

Filmed by Herbert Matter and rarely seen since its debut in 1951, this interesting - and I might go so far as to say bizarre - film features a soundtrack by John Cage and narration by Burgess Meredith of all people!  You might remember him as Rocky's trainer, Mickey Goldmill, in the first three films.

Thanks to my friend Jeff for sending me a link to this great piece of history!

Works of Calder on

Thursday, August 2, 2012

More photos from Chicago

I thought it would be nice to share some more photos that I took during my recent visit to Chicago. 

totem by Yaacov Agam - 150 N. Michigan Ave

"Monochrome for Chicago" by Nancy Rubins - Navy Pier

"Cloud Gate" - Millennium Park
"Crown Fountain" - Millennium Park
"Flying Dragon" by Alexander Calder - The Art Institute of Chicago

"Flamingo" by Alexander Calder (maquette) - The Art Institute of Chicago

"Streetcar" hanging mobile by Alexander Calder - The Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago