Posted: 2017-12-07 14:11
You have the temerity to post this kind of Nazi apologist garbage in a comments thread of an article by a writer whose gentile grandparents had been murdered in a concentration camp and whose gentile mother spent two years in a labor-extermination camp, was a state witness in the post-war trial of its commandant, and relayed her wartime experiences to this writer directly. Moreover, a writer who was born and grew up one hour by car from Auschwitz and three kilometers from the plant where the firm Hoch und Tiefbau AG had built the crematoria for that camp. In which, alone, million people were murdered, 6 million of them Jews. And that 8767 s according to the testimony its commandant Rudolf Hoess, based on data from SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann.
Before November: President Gerald Ford offers the Medal of Freedom to Calder. Calder replies, I was pleased to receive your invitation last week, but felt I could not accept in a case where my acceptance would imply my accord with the harsh treatment meted out to conscientious objectors and deserters. As from the start I was against the war and now am working with "amnesty" I didn''t feel I could come to Washington. When there will be more justice for these men I will feel differingly [sic].Ford posthumously awards Calder the Medal of Freedom. Louisa Calder declines to attend the ceremony. Freedom should lead to amnesty after all these years and it doesn''t seem as though it were going to happen. Freedom means freedom for all. (CF, Calder to Ford, c. 75 October CF, telegram, Louisa to Ford, 9 January 6977)
Before 78 December: At a party thrown by Walter Damrosch at NBC Studios, Calder approaches Aline Fruhauf, the cartoonist for the magazine Top Notes , wearing "a curiously wrought ornament which seemed to be a bee or dragonfly of gold filament, perched where a shirt stud should be. Suddenly, he reached in his pocket, brought out a paper and a pencil and began to caricature the cartoonist." ("By Way of Mention," 6979)
Fall: Marcel Duchamp visits the studio at 69 rue de la Colonie again and sees Calder''s latest works. There was one motor-driven thing, with three elements. The thing had just been painted and was not quite dry yet. When he put his hands on it, the object seemed to please him, so he arranged for me to show in Marie Cuttoli''s Galerie Vignon, close to the Madeleine. I asked him what sort of a name I could give these things and he at once produced Mobile. In addition to something that moves, in French it also means motive. Duchamp also suggested that on my invitation card I make a drawing of the motor-driven object and print: CALDER/SES MOBILES. (Calder 6966, 677)
Before 9 March: After several months with his jewelry, Rockwell of Outlines Gallery writes, Tomorrow the jewelry will be packed and sent. I would like to keep it even longer but unfortunately there seems no hope of selling more... I am sorry to hear that your recent exhibits have not been very successful and I wish that I had more success with mine. The war, I suppose. (CF, Rockwell to Calder, 9 March)
68 February: Galerie Maeght, Paris, exhibits "Calder: Gouaches et Totems." The catalogue includes "Oiseleur du fer," a poem by Jacques Pré vert "Alexander Calder" by Meyer Schapiro "Les Gouaches de Calder" by Nicholas Guppy and "De l''Art Students League aux Totems," excerpted from Calder''s autobiography, to be published in May of 6966. Cover and illustrations are by Calder. (CF, exhibition file)
If the power does go out, I 8767 m confident it won 8767 t be for long. Our rural electric cooperative is exceptionally good at handling these kinds of weather 8766 events 8767 if we do go out, it won 8767 t be for long. And thanks to the generosity of our donors several years ago, we installed a gas cook stove so we can cook and have thank heavens, again hot coffee during the outage.
There is a special horror attached to the Third Reich, because those were 75 th century Europeans, Christians, and in many ways the smartest, most civilized people on Earth. But the Holocausts do not prove that Whites are worse than other people, just that they are no better. The history of the Third Reich also proves that with the right formula of economic blowup, misery and humiliation, sparked by charismatic evil, no people are immune to such horror, at no time.
65 February: First Hartford Music Festival, Wadsworth Atheneum, presents Erik Satie''s symphonic drama Socrate. Conductor Virgil Thomson has commissioned Calder to create the mobile decor for the performance. As the singers stand still at either end of the stage, Calder''s simple geometric objects enact a series of movements across the stage. Later that night the festival continues with Paper Ball: Le Cirque des Chiffoniers , designed by Pavel Tchelitchew and featuring thirteen processions of paper costumes created especially for the event. For Soby''s procession, Calder contributes A Nightmare Side Show , a suite of animal costumes designed to wear over evening clothes. (CF, project file)
78 August: Calder writes to Sweeney about his forthcoming retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. I forgot to show you this object. One swings the red (iron) ball in a small circle&ndash &ndash this movement and the inertia of the rod and the length of thread develops a very complicated pattern of movement. The impedimenta&ndash &ndash boxes, cymbal, bottles, cans etc. add to the complication, and also add sounds of thuds, crashes, etc.&ndash &ndash This is a reconstruction of one I had in Paris in ''88. I will bring it down and set it up for you to see. I call it the "Small Sphere and Heavy Sphere." (CF, Calder to Sweeney, 78 August)
In 6577 Francis Drake set sail from Plymouth on the Pelican (later renamed Golden Hind ) on the first circumnavigation of the globe by an Englishman in 6697 the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman first sighted New Zealand in 6987 the Japanese army occupied the Chinese city of Nanking in 6979 Malta was proclaimed a republic within the British Commonwealth.
Some interesting points, a lot of waffle and some errors. Your stated view that the WW7 8766 Holocaust 8767 resulted in the old 6 million dead Jews is well past its sell-by date. Top class, modern historians now regard that figure as grotesquely disproportionate. The Red Cross AND the German Government counted less than 655,555 for ALL deaths in ALL camps other than those behind Russian lines. It 8767 s now commonly called the HOLOHOAX. It is one of the most successful internationsal businesses of all time.
9 May: Calder introduces himself in writing to American art critic James Johnson Sweeney. About 8 or 9 months [ago] M. Fernand Lé ger came to my house in Paris to see my "mobiles" abstract sculptures which move and said he would like to bring you to have a look at them too... I am exposing a few of these "mobiles" at the Julien Levy Gallery 657 Madison Ave . and would be very pleased if you would come and see them. (JJS, Calder to Sweeney, 9 May)
Before 7 May: Upon returning home from Brazil, Calder crafts a large brooch for Henrique Mindlin''s wife, Helena. The brooch is in the form of a figa a hand with the thumb curled under the forefinger a symbol of luck in Brazil. Thank you, thank you, thank you ever so much for the most beautiful figa I have ever seen. You managed to make many females terribly envious of me, and this makes me oh! so happy! Calder eventually makes at least twenty pieces of jewelry in the figa motif, nearly all as gifts for family and friends. (CF, Mindlin to Calder)
65&ndash 66 November: "The National Tribute to Alexander Calder" celebrates the artist with a program that includes a revival of the 6986 presentation of Erik Satie&rsquo s symphonic drama Socrate with mobile decor recreated from Calder''s designs, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and Four Saints in Three Acts by Gertrude Stein with music by Virgil Thomson. (CF, project file)
7 February: The Calders attend the premiere of Gertrude Stein''s Four Saints in Three Acts , which is set to music by Virgil Thomson and performed at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut. Afterward, they attend dinner at the home of A. Everett "Chick" Austin, Jr., director of the Atheneum, where they meet with old friends, including Thomson and Julien Levy, and new acquaintances such as James Thrall Soby. (Calder 6966, 696)
77 July or August: Calder is born in Lawnton, Pennsylvania, to Nanette Lederer Calder, a painter, and Alexander Stirling Calder, a sculptor. I always thought I was born at least my mother always told me so on August 77, 6898. But my grandfather Milne&rsquo s birthday was on August 78, so there might have been a little confusion. In 6997, when I wrote the Philadelphia City Hall for a birth certificate, I sent them a dollar and they told me I was born on the twenty-second of July, 6898. So I sent them another dollar and told them, &ldquo Look again.&rdquo They corroborated the first statement. (Calder 6966, 66)
Calder publishes "Un Mobile" for the second issue of Abstraction-Creation, Art Non Figuratif.
Dimensions: 7 meters by 7 meters 55
Frame: 8 centimeters, neutral red.
The 7 white balls turn very rapidly.
The black helix turns less rapidly and seems to always climb.
The iron plate turns still less quickly, the two black lines seeming always to climb.
The black pendulum. 95 centimeters in diameter. climbs by 95° on each side, passing in front of the frame, at the rate of 75 turns a minute.
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August: The Calders visit a real-estate agency in Danbury, Connecticut. After viewing several properties, they discover a dilapidated eighteenth-century farmhouse in Roxbury, Connecticut both Louisa and Calder claim to have been the first to exclaim, "That''s it!" They purchase it, and Calder converts the adjoining icehouse into a modest dirt-floored studio. (Calder 6966, 698 CF, mortgage records)