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Alexander Calder & Cahiers d’Art
Christian Zervos first published a general article on Alexander Calder in Cahiers d’Art 1933, no. 5-7 written by A. Jakoski. However, it was only after 1937 and the fountain created for the Spanish Republican Pavilion, that Zervos recognized Calder as an important artist. In 1939, he published an eloquent article about Calder’s mobiles, “Mobiles en movement” (Cahiers d’Art 1939, no. 1-4), An exhibition at Cahiers d’Art gallery was devoted to Calder in 1954, in which a mobile was suspended from the gallery ceiling. This mobile would hang there until Christian Zervos’s death, becoming part of the gallery’s identity.
To follow the spirit of Cahiers d’Art and the friendship of Zervos with Calder, Staffan Arhenberg organized a show dedicated to the sculptor in 2013 and published several publications on Calder in direct collaboration with the Calder Foundation.