In the center: Alexander Calder. Untitled (mobile-1956) and Untitled (painting-1967). Calder Foundation New York. Photo: Installation view of “Calder-Picasso” at the de Young Museum, photography by Gary Sexton. © 2021 Calder Foundation New York/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Image provided courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
By Nina Heyn – Your Culture Scout
I’m celebrating the reopening of California’s museums after a year-long hiatus with a report from one of my favorite museums: the de Young Museum in San Francisco. The de Young has launched its reopening with an exhibition that explores affinities and differences between Alexander Calder (1898-1976) and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). The exhibition was originally created and curated by the grandsons of the two artists, Alexander S.C. Rower and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso.