Hauser & Wirth is pleased to present 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.
While this event is free, advanced booking is essential due to limited seating.