Winged Woman Walking VI, 1990
“How often would we rather have
Artificial Rock, 2005
Two Piece Reclining Figure No. 9, 1968
Corridor Pin, Blue, 1999
Claes Oldenburg (b. 1929)
Drawn Stone, 2005
Working Model for Sheep Piece, 1971
Big Crinkly, 1969
Alexander Calder (1898–1976)
Alexander Calder is best known for his hanging, mobile sculptures. His interest in movement was manifested in his early figurative wire sculptures, which have a playful, mechanical sensibility akin to wind-up toys.
Some of his subsequent abstract sculptures are operated with cranks and pulleys, but his real breakthrough came with his invention of hanging sculpture, which he called “mobiles.” Calder's mobiles consist of abstract shapes connected by wires, and they move freely with the air currents in a room.