Alexander-Calder

WHARTON ESHERICK, Living room interior of the home owned by Lawrence and Alice Seiver, Villanova, Pennsylvania c.1950/1960s. Wood paneling, built-in furniture, lighting, and movable furniture all by Esherick, expect the sofa table by Isamu Noguchi for Herman Miller Company (1948). Black lacquered mobile sculpture by Alexander Calder (c.1950s). / The California Workshop

GEORGIA O’KEEFFE, Photographed at her Ghost Ranch home in Abiquiu, New Mexico, USA (c.1970s). The house was built in Adobe style, made out of straw and mud, which creates an unique soft and uneven surface on the walls. The hanging metal mobile was a gift from O’Keeffe´s friend, Alexander Calder (c.1940s). / The Red List

American Legends: From Calder to O'Keeffe opens today. Each gallery on the Museum’s fifth-floor will be devoted to presentations of the leading artists of the first half of the twentieth century, providing an in-depth look at the beloved work of Edward Hopper, Stuart Davis, and other icons of the Whitney’s collection.

Charles Demuth (1883–1935), My Egypt, 1927. Oil on fiberboard, 35 ¾ × 30 in. (90.8 × 76.2 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney   31.172

Sandra Gramm, Optische Konstruktion II, Berlin 2015

“Mobile doesn’t always refer to a cellular device. Mobiles also refer to a type of kinetic sculpture, popularized by the late Alexander Calder. For Optische Konstruktion I/II (optical construct I/II), Sandra constructed her own mobiles and captured stop motion animations. The videos retain the handmade feeling of the sets, creating a colorful and magical scene with objects dancing and twirling in space.” Electric Art Objects