Conversation and Book Signing with Jed Perl and Alexander S. C. Rower
Please join us for a conversation and book signing between Calder Foundation President Alexander S. C. Rower and author Jed Perl on ‘Calder: The Conquest of Time. The Early Years: 1898 – 1940,’ the first biography of America’s greatest twentieth-century sculptor, Alexander Calder.
Perl and Rower will discuss the artist’s monumental contribution to modern art through the lens of his own personal history, exploring how he became – and remains – an avant-garde artist with mass appeal. Afterwards, join us for a book signing and reception with the speakers.
Based on scores of interviews and unprecedented access to Calder’s letters and papers, and comprised of more than 350 illustrations – including rarely seen works and archival photographs — ‘Calder: The Conquest of Time. The Early Years: 1898 – 1940,’ is the authoritative guide to Calder’s life and a revelatory achievement in the study of his work.
About Jed Perl
Jed Perl is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. He was the art critic for The New Republic for 20 years. His previous books include ‘Magicians and Charlatans,’ ‘Antoine’s Alphabet,’ and ‘New Art City,’ which was a New York Times Notable Book and an Atlantic Book of the Year. He lives in New York City.
Photo: Maria Robledo
About Alexander S. C. Rower
Alexander S. C. Rower is founder and president of the Calder Foundation, and grandson of the artist. Since 1987, Rower has documented more than 22,000 works by Calder and established an extensive archive dedicated to all aspects of the artist’s career. He has curated and collaborated on over 100 Calder exhibitions worldwide, including projects at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; and Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow. He has published many texts on Calder’s life and work, and he frequently lectures on the subject.