Alexander Calder

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Museums

Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie to open after six-year renovation with Calder exhibition

Mies van der Rohe’s steel-and-glass building is undergoing modernisation by David Chipperfield, including new air-conditioning, security, lighting and visitor facilities

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A 'sanctuary' devoted to Alexander Calder will open in Philadelphia

The non-profit space, likened to the Rothko Chapel in Houston, will offer visitors a place to introspectively connect with Calder's work

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

Fresh takes on Modernism, colour and two giants of American art

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In the frame

Letting it all hang out: exhibitions in Paris and London focus on suspended sculpture

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Visitors find Calders galore, works on a nautical theme, and some very lusty paintings at Art Basel in Miami Beach

Making a statement in Miami

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Calder on sale for research fundraiser

Yellow Crinkly will support biological research at the American Mayo Clinic

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Authentication

2009 Calder case: A court of law is no place to authenticate art

The case set a legal precedent about the legal duty of authenticating bodies

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Calder Foundation

Calder Foundation to host rare films online

Four videos feature the artist’s stage work, sculptures and constructions

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Calder in Chicago’s Willis tower in legal battle

Former owners of the building stake their claim over the 1974 piece Universe

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Courts cannot dictate authentication board’s decisions, case concerning Calder works finds

Judge says he does not have power over Calder Foundation

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Forgeries

New York- and Miami-based dealer Giuseppe Concepcion accused over multiple forgeries

Concepcion is alleged to have sold fake Matisses and Calders among others, complete with forged certificates of authenticity

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April 2008

Pompidou cancels Calder exhibition for lack of funds—and renovations are also delayed

The French gallery has been hit hard by a 6% reduction in government subsidy, part of Sarkozy's pledge to modernise the State by reducing public spending

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Conservation & Preservation

Statues by the elder Calder get laser treatment

These conservation efforts removed the many years of corrosion built up on the works

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Calder Foundation's new space for exhibitions and encouraging scholarship

Dealers not welcome says director of Calder Foundation

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Plans for Calder Museum in Philadelphia founder

Foundation fails to commit specific works to create the core of a permanent collection

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Calder Prize

Calder Prize to benefit artists and museums

The biennial award will be a hefty $50,000

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Calder estate sells works through Thomas Dane

The works up for grabs range from jewellery to mobiles

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Play again, Calder: Artist's toys back in production

A French company is re-producing toys by the inventor of the mobile

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Calder brings the abstract to life at the Guggenheim Bilbao

Five-decades of art will be on display before travelling on to Madrid

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A modern definition of space: Calder sculpture on show at Van de Weghe Fine Art

Calder continues to mobilise the market

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The Art Dealers Association of America

2003 ADAA Art Show review

It was inevitable that attendance and sales would be down with current economic instability, but overall sales were good and quality was high

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Law

Authenticity and connoisseurship: How do we know it's real?

With a Calder, the judge overruled the expert; with a Schiele, the judge decided deceit was the clincher, and with a Braque, the judge upheld Christie’s right to fear liability

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Calder-inspired mobiles are removed from several gallery gift shops in the US

The Calder foundation cites fears concerning authenticity

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Calder hangs on at the National Gallery of Art, Washington

The master of mobiles and his relation to Parisian Modernism reassessed

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Calder for sale in London

Tapping into the artist's popularity after the success of his RA appearance

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Major gift of works by Calder to Chicago’s contemporary museum

This ups the museums holdings of the artist to 22

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The Royal Academy shows Calder in the first British show for thirty years

Underappreciated in Britain, the Sackler Galleries mobilise for this modern master