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Old 06-04-2008, 02:37 AM
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Calder Sculpture Donated to Detroit Institute of Arts by AT&T

Young woman and her suiters will now be black, not red.

Click into the link below for a picture which is too big to be pasted here.

Calder Sculpture Donated to Detroit Institute of Arts by AT&T

June 4, 2008 DETROIT, MI.- “Young Woman and Her Suitors,” a sculpture by renowned sculptor Alexander Calder that stands 35 feet high and weighs 17 tons, is set to see the light of day for the first time in two years. The sculpture, donated to the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) by AT&T last October, formerly anchored the exterior plaza of the AT&T building at Cass and Michigan avenues in Detroit. The sculpture has undergone conservation treatment to bring it back to its original splendor, which includes repainting it from red to black. ...

Individual pieces of the sculpture began to arrive at the DIA during May for assembly. ...

The sculpture’s central image is a feminized curvilinear shape flanked by vertical or masculine forms. The combination of the rounded and more geometric shapes suggests an interaction, or dialogue, between a young girl and her entourage.
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Old 06-04-2008, 07:09 AM
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Re: Calder Sculpture Donated to Detroit Institute of Arts by AT&T

Only Calder could figure out how to make 17 tons look like 17 lbs. Never could get those things past the folded carboard maquett. Even the rivets could not save him. He simply had no relationship with steel. (unless it was wire)
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Old 06-04-2008, 06:47 PM
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Re: Calder Sculpture Donated to Detroit Institute of Arts by AT&T

Usually I like Calder very much, but in this case, I'm just puzzled by the piece and associated title. I was able to see the full image reasonable size in my Vista browser by using a "view photo" option
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