Recycled Art by Alexander Calder
Have we ever told you who our all-time favorite recycled artist is?
American artist Alexander Calder created his circus out of wine corks and fabric scraps and wire and other junk. It is one of Ruby Re-Usable’s favorite pieces of art, delighting her and other visitors to the Whitney Museum of American Art for years with its mixture of craftsmanship, inventiveness and humor. Now the museum is hosting Alexander Calder: The Paris Years, 1926-1933, an exhibition that features the beloved circus. Read more about Calder and the exhibit in the New York Times HERE and HERE; more about Calder’s Circus HERE
I love Calder’s art. I love his circus. I love his mobiles. I love his drawings. His art makes me wish I were Warren Buffet wealthy…
That’s swell, I’ve never seen that before, gotta love him.
In The New Yorker, Peter Schjeldahl wrote a bit disparagingly of Calder’s Circus, but none-the-less, I LOVE it and wish I could go back east to see it again during this exhibit; I do have a video of him performing it, as well as several well-illustrated books!