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If this mobile, with its rather bulky counter-weight, seems less graceful than some of Calder’s others, it may be because it is one of the earliest of his mobiles made for the outdoors. Created in 1935 of iron rather than the artist’s typical sheet metal, it is a very rare and relatively large early example. Soon after this, Calder would work in metal far less frequently. As the U.S. geared up for the World War II effort, metal became a very scarce material. This sculpture was given to the Memorial Art Gallery by Charlotte Whitney Allen, who commissioned it in 1934 for her garden on Oliver Street in Rochester. 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(179.4 x 45.7 x 9.2 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "70 5/8 in.", "Disp_Width" : "18 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "overall", "Medium" : "Iron, wood and rope", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Cast iron, wood and rope", "Info_Page_Comm" : "Isamu Noguchi’s father was a Japanese poet and his mother was an American writer. Although he was born in California and lived much of his life in the U.S., Noguchi’s travels reflected his own East-West duality. The artist spent his childhood traveling throughout Japan with his mother. As a young man he went to Paris to study with the abstract sculptor Constantin Brancusi. In China, he studied the ancient art of calligraphy. In the sleek, mid-century forms of Calligraphics, Noguchi combined his love of modern sculpture and calligraphy. The two shapes suggest abstract versions of Japanese characters: ni meaning “the sun” (like the red sun on the flag of Japan) and hon meaning “the origin” (perhaps his own). [Summer 2015]", "Dedication" : "R. T. Miller Fund", "Copyright_Type" : "Under Copyright", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Sculpture", "Creation_Place2" : "American", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "Chiyo Ueyama notes that the sculpture suggests abstracted versions of the characters for "nihon," the Japanese name for Japan: the two characters translate to "the sun" (ni) and "the origin" (hon).", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/60.2_A1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/60.2_A1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/60.2_A1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/60.2_A1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "12408", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 1028, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/1028", "Disp_Access_No" : "1975.333.4", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1966", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1966", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1966", "Disp_Title" : "Baked Potato", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Claes Oldenburg", "Sort_Artist" : "Oldenburg, Claes", "Disp_Dimen" : "4 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 7 1/4 in. (11.4 x 26.7 x 18.4 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "4 1/2 in.", "Disp_Width" : "10 1/2 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "maximum", "Medium" : "Acrylic", "Support" : "resin", "Disp_Medium" : "Painted cast resin on a Shenango china dish", "Info_Page_Comm" : ""Seven Objects in a Box" "Seven Objects in a Box" was the first edition of Pop multiples - that is an editioned group of objects instead of prints. Rosa Esman, a young art collector on a budget, who attended all of the Pop shows and witnessed the popularity of the Warhol and Lichtenstein shopping bags, believed that Pop objects might be met with the same enthusiasm. She had already published the Pop print portfolio, "New York Ten," in 1964. Since artists had begun using or creating objects themselves - Warhol was making Brillo boxes and signing real Campbell soup cans, and Jasper Johns made sculptures of beer cans - Esman envisioned that the next step would be to have artists make a group of objects for a portfolio. The availability of new technology made it possible to create the artist's visions. For example, Tom Wesselmann's "Little Nude" could not have been created before World War II because the technology of vacuum-formed molding was not available. The artists also needed the ability to mass-produce the objects they designed. Luckily, New York was the perfect place to find offbeat cottage industries capable of producing 100 sand cast faucets and baked enamel sunrises. The result of Esman's effort is a combination of objects quite typical of each artist's personal work. Warhol used a still from a movie he made in 1963 called "The Kiss." The film froze on a close-up of a black man and a white woman kissing, a subject considered quite provocative at the time. Wesselmann's "Little Nude" is lifted right from his "Great American Nude" series, which he began in 1961, featuring highly simplified, stylized, abruptly cropped female bodies, usually focusing on the lips, nipples and genitalia. D'Arcangelo's "Side-View Mirror" takes his signature highway motif one step further by placing it in actual side-view mirror hardware. In the end, what is left is a series of small-scale mementos of each artist's larger works: mass-produced objects available to the public at a reasonable price so that "consumers" could also be "collectors." 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