Alexander Calder: Modern from the Start celebrates this extraordinarily fertile relationship between an institution and an artist who was both an important creative partner and, with his magnificent gift of 19 works in 1966, a major donor. Through MoMA, Calder came to be known as a pioneer of modern sculpture, and through Calder, MoMA came to understand itself as an American museum of modern art. A beautiful book, celebrating Alexander Calder’s fruitful, creative and enduring relationship with MoMA, from the early wire sculptures to late abstractions.
Edited with text by Cara Manes. Text by Alexander Calder, Alexander S. C. Rower Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York on 3/2/2021 Hardcover, 9 x 10.5 in. / 144 pgs / 113 color