Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Triangles and Arches, 1965, Empire State Plaza, Albany



I was in Albany yesterday and was just stunned by this Calder piece at the Empire State Plaza. Alexander Calder has long been one of my favorite sculptors. This piece is so powerful with the reflecting pools and the Ayn Rand, "Fountainhead" inspired modern architecture towering behind it.

5 comments:

Mick said...

It's a beautiful piece to be sure, Kevin. Keep your eyes open, there's about to be a call for proposals for a new public art piece in downtown Syracuse, corner of Fayette and Warren in a newly created park, while the city seeks a developer.

KV Abbott said...

Mick,
Thanks for the tip. I'll be interested to hear about that one!

CyberCelt said...

I love Calder. Thanks for sharing this photograph.

ashecho said...

I am also facinated with Calder, I just finished a comparative/contrast research paper on Duchamp/Calder (the Large Glass and Cirque Calder) but am more taken with his jewelry. I saw his Jewelry exhibit @ NYMOMA feb.09 his designs are truly inventive.

ashecho said...

oh, kevin, ashecho is my tag. This is Ann Donnelly!