Friday, August 25, 2006

Calder Sculpture Update

After posting below about the departed Calder stabile on the Ben Franklin Parkway, Inquirer photographer Eric Mencher wrote to tell me about a series of images he made in the Calder Sculpture Garden. There are some lovely photographs of the sculptor's work, along with assorted other photographs on Mencher's blog. Take a look. You have to scroll down a bit for the Calders.


Anonymous albert said...

you're missing the "t" in "thisurbanlife"

direct links to the two entries by eric here and here

7:34 PM  
Blogger Stephen Lauf said...

Calder Exhibition on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
--at Quondam (a virtual museum of architecture) since 2004.12.24


11:20 AM  
Blogger HughE2030 said...

AWESOME photos, thanks for linking him.

9:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did get a chuckle when I was eating my cereal today. The Genuardis/Safeway brand of frosted mini-wheats had "Fun with Famous Artists" on the back and a little ditty about Calder! It has a picture of the mobile; maybe we could assemble a pyramid of mini-wheat boxes at the sculpture site! LOL Check out the neat store also covered Seraut!

10:10 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

I just found your blog in a search to learn more about the changing city. I recently started living and working here so having a laid-back place to learn about where I spend all my time is really nice. Skyline is a great resource and I will be checking back again to see what else is happening!

12:17 PM  
Anonymous Vince Dean said...

Changing subjects, Inga will you be reviewing the new apartment building at Fortieth and Walnut ? Its really special ! Who's the architect ? I love it !

1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That building is at Chestnut.

4:55 PM  
Blogger hazard/weimar said...

His Calder photos are worthy of its subject. All the hoopla about moving the Barnes for millions of dollars instead of moving to set up a Calder showplace on the Parkway reveals how impoverished the arts leadership in Philly is. They think Big Bucks are the way to civilize Philly. First graders taught by teachers to prize this local treasure by roaming through it as a class, seasonally,would bring the city around in a decade.

I still relish the recollection of my visit to the Calder Plaza between Louisiana Museum outside Copenhagen and the Oresund towards Sweden. When I told the Danes who were having lunch with me that Philly had no analogous Calder experience, they were puzzled. When I described the three generations of Calder stlll underhonored in their home town, they wagged their heads in disbelief. Patrick D.Hazard, Weimar, Germany.

7:45 AM  

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