Via Instagrammer @kairilook: “Beyond the circus”
Installed in a staircase at the Phillips are three works by Alexander Calder from the museum’s collection: Red Polygons (c. 1950), Hollow Egg (1939), and Only, Only Bird (1951). In this month’s ArtGrams, we’re featuring your creative shots of all three.
Via Instagrammer @badagarla: “‘Hollow Egg’ by Alexander Calder”
Instagrammer @janouka caught Calder’s Only, Only Bird in profile
Instagrammer @vajiajia: “Dance, #Calder, dance!”
Instagrammer @leonieboothclibborn captured multiple shadows of Calder’s Hollow Egg
Instagrammer @dave.wolanski: “#Chicken #butt, that’s what!”
When Instagrammer @brennan_bok strips this image of color, it’s hard to tell what is mobile and what is shadow.
Via Instagrammer @cra66x
Instagrammer @burtatochanga snaps Calder’s Only, Only Bird from above
Preparators install Man Ray’s Obstruction (1920/editioned replica 1964). Photos: Trish Waters
Installing Man Ray’s Obstruction, a carefully balanced mobile comprising over 60 wooden coat hangers, was no small feat for Phillips preparators. Check out these before and after shots.
Installation view: Man Ray, Obstruction, 1920/editioned replica 1964. Assisted readymade: 63 wooden coat hangers, 43 5/16 x 47 1/4 x 47 1/4 in. The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Gift of Beatrice (Buddy) Mayer, Chicago, to American Friends of the Israel Museum, B84.0027. © Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY / ADAGP, Paris 2015. Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem by Avshalom Avital.